Accessibility, Health and Wellbeing, Sustainability



All our venues are accessible in terms of level access or the use of lifts.

The rooms with hearing induction loops will be listed in the conference handbook.

Other information about accessibility will be made available on this page, or further questions can be asked via our Contact Us page.

Health and Wellbeing

It is important to look after our own health and be timely in supporting others who are feeling unwell. In an emergency do not wait but telephone 999. If someone is in an emergency while on the university site, call the Security team on 0114 222 4444, or to ask the advice of Security for non-emergencies call the control room on 0114 222 4085.

Free covid testing is no longer available in England so we recommend bringing tests with you if you wish to.  Please follow the rules set by your home country regarding testing prior to leaving England and returning home at the end of the conference.

In England, face coverings are no longer mandatory, the decision to wear one, or not, is entirely up to the individual and we will continue to respect the choice of individuals. 

There are no longer any restrictions on freedom of movement in England but we do advise you to continue to be cautious whilst at the conference, respecting the choice of others with regards to face coverings and social distancing.

More information about Covid-19 and where you can buy tests for personal testing or organise 'fit to fly' tests can be found on the UK Government website

Should you require urgent medical treatment whilst at the conference, first aiders are available on the university campus.  If you are in your accommodation, please speak to NHS 111 by calling 111 from any phone.  You will need to have your location to hand.  Postcodes for the conference accommodation are 

  • Jonas Hotel - S10 3ER
  • Halifax Hall Hotel - S10 3ER
  • Wilson Carlile Centre - S3 7RZ


The conference’s local planning group has been considering environmental impact of every aspect of conference activity and has sought to reduce as far as possible, and preferably eliminate the use of additional carbon consumption. If you want more information contact us. We have designed tours and visits around lower energy solutions, including 3 electric vehicles for the week.

Daily bus tickets (as scratch-cards) are available to all participants, free of charge for travel around the city throughout the week.

The campus where we are based throughout the conference has a comprehensive sustainability strategy with goals including, net zero by 2030, 100% renewable electricity now, and commitments to improved ways of preparing and serving food.

One of the major impacts of a conference, is the flights and other travel associated with it; if individuals wish to then Atmosfare as a small step towards calculating and donating towards the absorption of carbon, in relation to the carbon emissions caused by conference travel; it is not a perfect solution, it has weaknesses, but it is a step in the right direction.

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