If you feel you would benefit from adapted accommodation to help you live independently in your university halls, please get in touch with The Accommodation Hub and Student Support & Wellbeing who can offer advice and get your room ready for your arrival.
We offer a number of purpose built rooms including:
- Rooms suitable for wheelchair users with level access bathrooms and lowered kitchen facilities.
- Adjacent accommodation can also be made available for carers.
- Several halls have push entry systems to increase ease of access.
- Rooms adapted for other mobility issues.
- Rooms set up for students with hearing impairments.
- Pens for sensory impairment dogs.
Adaptions can be made to your room suit your individual needs, so we encourage you to come and have a look around the accommodation to make sure everything is in order before you arrive. We offer accommodation suitable for students with mobility, hearing or visual needs to ensure you live comfortably and independently during your time at Wolverhampton.
We work closely with Student Support & Wellbeing to ensure all of your requirements are met in time for you to start uni life. To make sure we have everything in place, we ask you to fill out the 'additional/special information’ on the accommodation agreement and send an email to CityAccommodationHub@wlv.ac.uk with any specific info that you feel is important for us to know. We do advise that you pay a visit to the halls to make sure you are happy with everything before you commit to a licence agreement.
A closer look at our facilities…
At all three of our campuses we have a number of en-suite wheelchair adapted rooms with level access to all areas and lowered kitchen facilities.
Visual fire alarm alerts and flashing doorbells are included in some of our en-suite and standard accommodation for students who are hard of hearing. These are provided free of charge and will need to returned at the end of your stay, so let us know if you require one and we can get that sorted prior to your arrival.
If you think you may need a carer to come with you to the accommodation, please give us plenty of notice so we can book rooms together.
Unfortunately we are not currently able to offer Disabled Student Allowance for students from overseas.
To get in touch with our accommodation staff, email or call us on:
CityAccommodationHub@wlv.ac.uk or 01902 321268
Support Letter (PDF)
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If you have a sensory impairment, then you can setup your phone to contact the emergency services via SMS. All you need to do is register for this service via the emergency sms website.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, The Accommodation Hub can provide you with a deaf alerter so you know when there is a fire alarm in your block. You will keep the deaf alerter for the duration of your Accommodation Licence.
Deaf Alerter Night Cradle user instructions:
The DEAF ALERTER® Night Cradle wakes you up when you are asleep in bed. It is connected to a pad under your pillow at night, and will vibrate if there is an alarm.
It has a battery, so it will still work if there is an electricity power cut.
How to use your "Night Cradle"
1. Plug the pillow pad into the back of the Night Cradle where marked.
2. Plug the power unit into the back of the Night Cradle where marked and into the mains socket.
3. Switch on. The red light comes on meaning it is correctly attached.
4. Insert the Deaf Alerter into the top of the box, with the belt clip facing down and the display facing out.
5. The green light will come on when Deaf Alerter is plugged in correctly.
6. When there is a fire alarm, the pillow pad will vibrate and wake you up.
7. Press the button on the top of the Deaf Alerter to see the message.