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The minibus service exists primarily to enable students with permanent or long-term disabilities, who are unable to use other forms of transport provided by the University (e.g. the Hopper Bus), to attend their academic activities (i.e. lectures, seminars, tutorials, libraries, Academic Support). Depending on demand, it may be available on occasions to take a student to other academic-related activities on campus, such as appointments at the Cripps Health Centre.
Please use the following extendable tabs to answer any queries you may have about the service:
The minibus service is available to:
Before each semester begins (or as soon as the information becomes available), you must provide the Disability Adviser with a copy of:
The Disability Adviser will then prioritise the requests and arrange bookings for the journeys.
If you require the Service during the examination period, you will need to submit a separate timetable for this time. This must be done as soon as possible after the information becomes available to ensure that your requests are met. You should provide the same information as listed above.
Please note that the service is in heavy demand, and at times it may not be possible to meet all requests. Requests for this service must be made at the earliest opportunity so that Student Services can endeavour to ensure a place has been reserved for you. It is your responsibility to provide complete information as soon as it becomes available.
Please remember to advise Student Services of changes in timetables as soon as they are known. All negotiations for use of the service are to be conducted with Student Services who will inform the driver of any changes to the routine established each semester. You will not be able to directly negotiate changes with the driver.
If you do not present for the first leg of a journey, the return will automatically be cancelled, unless you advise the Student Services otherwise.
During term-time the service operates Monday-Friday from 8am-6pm
During non term-time post-graduate students whose courses run for the full 12 months of the year may continue to use the service. For all other students a reduced service will operate.
The Disability Adviser will authorise the use of an alternative service at no cost to the student, in the following circumstances only:
If you are unable to use the minibus service due to illness or other reasons, contact Student Services as soon as possible to cancel your journey, as other students may be able to be accommodated in your place. Office hours are from 9am-4:30pm Monday to Friday.
If a student consistently does not use the service and does not notify the Disability Office, the University reserves the right to withdraw the service and offer it to another eligible student.
It is the passenger's responsibility to ensure that all the appropriate restraints, i.e. clamps and belts, are in place while this vehicle is in motion. The driver is available to assist upon your request. In accordance with University policy, smoking is not permitted on the bus. All passengers must comply with current minibus safety procedures.
The University of Nottingham will not assume liability for passengers who do not comply with current minibus safety procedures. Failure to comply will result in the withdrawal of the service.
Security can be contacted on 0115 951 3013 in exceptional circumstances only (such as for last minute amendments or cancellations) outside office hours.
Student Services Centre
Telephone: 0115 951 3710
Fax: 0115 951 4376
Student Services CentreB Floor, Portland BuildingUniversity Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
telephone: +44(0) 115 95 13710
fax: +44(0) 115 95 14376