Students with physical disabilities
Murray Edwards College is very sympathetic to the needs of students with physical disabilities and is concerned that academically able students should be given every opportunity to benefit from the experience of Cambridge undergraduate life.
The College is in modern buildings about ¾ mile from the centre of Cambridge. There is plenty of convenient parking. Lifts to all areas allow access to the Dome, the student bar, the Rosemary Murray Library and the teaching rooms. In the older part of the College one set of rooms has been specially converted with sliding toilet doors to suit the needs of students with physical disabilities. The new accommodation buildings have several specially equipped en-suite rooms for the use of students with physical disabilities. The College would be prepared to make reasonable adaptations for any particular need, once an applicant has been offered a place.
The College works closely with the University Disability Centre. You can get information and help from the Centre regarding any special issues or concerns you may have about applying or studying at Cambridge. They also hold information about Bridget's; the University hostel for students who need physical care as well as accessible accommodation.
The College nurse is in College daily during term time and is highly experienced in dealing with all students and their health-related issues.
Students with children
We are very keen to ensure that able students with children should have the opportunity to study at Cambridge. We are able to offer childcare bursaries of up to £1500 per child per year to students with children. While the College does not yet have accommodation which is suitable for undergraduates with families and children we are exploring what might be achievable in future.
Checked August 2012