Resources for anyone new to UNSW Paddington, or requiring some additional support to join us on campus.
Here you will find a range of resources for anyone new to UNSW Paddington, or requiring some additional support to join us on campus. These include a visual story (an image-based, easy read document introducing you to key locations and activities); a sensory map (identifying where you may encounter intense sound, light and smell); an accessibility map (locating key access points across campus); and information on the Hidden Disability Sunflower scheme, which UNSW Paddington was the first university campus in Australia to become a member. These documents are designed to support you to engage fully with the UNSW Paddington campus in a way that makes the most sense for you. If you find any errors, have suggestions or feedback, please let us know here.
An overview of the UNSW Paddington site, identifying key access points. The map highlights where you will find street parking, accessible parking, wheelchair friendly gates, elevators and all gender bathrooms. It also locates the campus in relation to public transport options found on nearby Oxford St, as well as the UNSW Shuttle Bus.
A visual story is an easy-read document that helps prepare people that are new to a location or activity, by showing images of the spaces and activities you are likely to encounter when you arrive for the first time. This can be helpful when looking for a particular building, studio or workshop on campus.
There are places on campus that can be loud or have very strong smells are certain times. These mostly relate to workshops or other spaces that making activities take place. If you would prefer to avoid these spaces, these sensory maps will help you identify paths around campus that you are less likely to encounter sensorily intense experiences. There are also areas indicated that you are more likely to find a quiet space for sensory respite.
The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme was established in the UK in 2016. Since then, it has been adopted around the world. UNSW Paddington is the first university campus in Australia to become a member of the scheme and many of our staff have been trained to offer additional support for anyone displaying the Sunflower. If you would like to adopt the Sunflower, you can pick up a free Sunflower lanyard from the Arc student union office.