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Safe Spaces & Accessibility

The USU is committed to providing accessibility and inclusivity for our community in our spaces and venues. Everyone has the right to feel safe and supported while on campus.

Safe Spaces

Queer Space

The Queer Space is an autonomous room located on Ground Floor of Manning House and is open to all queer-identifying and questioning students. 

The room provides a safe place where all people who identify with a queer gender identity/sexuality can relax and hangout in an accepting and inclusive environment.

Wom*n’s Space

Wom*n’s Space is a safe location on Level 1, Manning House for wom*n and female identifying students, including cis and trans women.

The room offers an area for wom*n to use for quiet study, breastfeeding, meetings and women’s events. We aim to follow recommendations from the Wom*n’s Department of the National Union of Students to ensure wom*n’s safety and comfort on campus.


International Student Lounge

Our International Student Lounge (ISL) is a dedicated space for international students transitioning into life at the University of Sydney, where both domestic and international students can hang out, study or enjoy free use of the pool tables. 

Accessibility

Holme Building

There are 2 lifts inside Holme Building to help access various levels.

Access to Level 2: SUPRA Office

  • Enter via main entry on Science Road

  • Head to the right side of Courtyard Restaurant and Bar

  • The lift is located in between Courtyard and Footbridge Theatre and press Level 2

Access to Level 4: Cullen Room and Sutherland Room

  • Main entry is via Science Road

  • Follow the terracotta tiles to the left and head past the USYD Store and through the double doors to the lift lobby

  • Press Level 4 which will get you to the Cullen Room. By following the terrace balcony you can access the Sutherland Room

Wentworth Building

There are 3 lifts in Wentworth with access to various levels:

Butlin Avenue lift: Located through the glass automatic doors to the right. This lift will allow access to AIME on Level 1 and up to Centre for English Teaching (CET) on Level 5. 

City Road lift: Located next to the bus stop. This lift will allow access to Level 2 in front of the Jane Foss Russell (JFR) Building, as well as Level 3 landing in between the JFR Building and Wentworth Building and 3A which opens out in front of the pedestrian walkway leading to Eastern Ave. Level 3 of Wentworth consists of numerous services including Laneway Cafe, Medical Centre, dentist, chiropractor, chemist and optometrist. 

Maze Crescent lift: Provides access to only one stop up to Level 2 outside of Subway. Level 2 consists of the JFR Plaza, Wentworth Food Court and ground floor entry to the JFR Building (G02).

Manning House

Manning House has lifts, hydraulic wheelchair ramps, wide doorways, access ramps and disabled bathrooms on every floor.

Manning Bar also has a Hearing Loop so hearing-impaired guests can tune their hearing aids to the local frequency for better amplification. There is also an option to purchase earplugs at the bar during events.