How to find Brunel
Uxbridge is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community.
Uxbridge has two indoor shopping centres, Intu Uxbridge and The Mall, both providing contemporary independent shopping experiences from Chris Blake Butchers to bigger departmental retailers such as Debenhams and Marks and Spencer. Alongside this, Uxbridge provides the only IMAX cinema in West London and stylish restaurants and bars.
There is also a Central Library situated in the heart of the town centre, a full Olympic size swimming pool, golf courses and plenty of parks and open spaces. Other than that, Uxbridge is a 20 minute underground tube journey to Central London via the Metropolitan and Piccadilly underground lines.
One of the many recent achievements of Uxbridge is being the home of a Gold Post Box due to our own Paralympic Gold Double Medalist Natasha Baker. Natasha Baker is a Grade II Paralympic Dressage Rider based in Uxbridge who achieved 3 Personal Bests, 2 Paralympic Records and 2 Gold Medals in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
One of the main historical events that Uxbridge was a part of was coordinating the air defence of the south-east of England during the Battle of Britain.
“The Battle of Britain was just as important to the history of our nation as Hastings, Trafalgar or Waterloo and it was the work carried out in the Bunker that helped us to win it." Sebastain Cox (56) head of the RAF's Historical Branch
The Bunker is the site from which most of the Battle of Britain was planned and controlled during the summer of 1940. Plotters marked the locations of enemy aircraft on the Bunker's giant map- table and controllers ordered the RAF's Hurricanes and Spitfires to scramble and intercept them. To find out more information about the Battle of Britain Bunker please visit: http://www.raf.mod.uk/battleofbritainbunker/
Access to parking on Brunel's campus and the local area is very restricted. Visitors enter the site at their own risk and are subject to the University's Traffic and Parking and Permit Regulations. "Pay and Display" parking is available on our main site and Sports Park via the Kingston Lane entrance.
Parking on campus is very limited and visitors are advised wherever possible to consider using alternative transport or, if choosing to drive, park in the local public car parks in Uxbridge Town Centre.
Please note the Cleveland Road entrance is now closed and all vehicles must enter/exit the campus via Kingston Lane. (Users of satellite navigation devices should enter the postal address (eg Kingston Lane) rather than the postcode to ensure you are directed to the main entrance of the University).
If you have been provided a permit to park, as you enter the campus, turn immediately left on to the South Loop Road. At the barrier please use the key pad, press CLEAR followed by the PIN number XXXXX (located on the reverse of the permit) and end the transaction by pressing ENT.
If you have not been issued with a permit, press the CALL button to contact Security for authority to enter campus.
Once through the barrier proceed to the car parks and park in the designated parking bays as indicated on your permit. If you have not been issued with a permit in advance follow the signs to Main Reception which is located in the Eastern Gateway Building . Please park in the 15-minute waiting area behind the Eastern Gateway Building while you collect your parking permit.
Parking restrictions are operational between 8:00 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday. A parking permit is required for all vehicles during these hours and must be clearly displayed in the windscreen of your vehicle. A vehicle not displaying a valid parking permit is at risk of receiving a Parking Charge Notice.
For enquiries please contact Reception:
Tel +44 (0)1895 265800 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
Visitors coming to the University for a Brunel Applicant or Open Day by car must check the specific parking arrangements for these events. Please note that parking is extremely limited on campus for these days.
If there are no permits available for the day, visitors should consider alternative transport options or, if you have to drive, please use the local public car parks in Uxbridge town centre.
Visitors out of hours
Parking restrictions are operational between 8.00 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday. Parking is not permitted in the disabled parking bays, double yellow lines, green reserved bays and hatched areas or in an area likely to cause an obstruction.
Non resident students and those that live outside a two-mile radius from Brunel may apply for an annual permit (chargeable) which grants access to student parking areas on campus. Enrolled students can apply for parking permits online via eVision.
Parking for the disabled
Disabled parking bays are for those with a registered disability badge. This badge must be displayed together with a Brunel parking permit.
For short delivery/drop off, a vehicle permit is not required. Approach the campus via Kingston Lane and use the North or South Loop Road as appropriate. Press the CALL button at the barrier to talk to Security to gain access to the site. Your vehicle must not be parked or left unattended for more than 20 minutes otherwise you are at risk of receiving a Parking Charge Notice.
If you need to park on site or leave your vehicle for more than 20 minutes please collect a daily visitor parking permit for your vehicle from Main Reception, Eastern Gateway Building.
All delivery vehicles must be considerate of others and avoid causing an obstruction or blocking emergency routes.
Parking for coaches
Coach access/egress route: Upon arriving at the University all coaches must turn LEFT and drive around the perimeter road (South Loop Road) to the designated coach parking bays. These are located opposite the Heinz Wolff Building and are clearly marked. There are NO other parking bays for coaches.
Health, Safety and Security Information
Emergency proceduresIn the event of a fire:
- Operate the nearest fire alarm call point
- Leave the building by the nearest available exit
- Dial 999 for the Fire Brigade (9-999 if dialling internally)
- Do not re-enter the building until authorised to do so
- Disabled persons will be evacuated by trained personnel using evacuation chairs
- Always follow the instructions of Security staff and the Emergency Services. This is for your own safety
For Ambulance or Police, Dial 999 (9-999 if dialling internally)
After any 999 call, please let Security know where to direct the Emergency Service
If you find a suspicious package, do not touch it, but contact Security immediately. Follow the directions given by Security staff in all cases.
SecurityThe Security Office can be found at the side of the Wilfred Brown Building next to the main concourse. The Security Office is staffed 24 hours all year round by trained and professional security officers. You can contact Security by dialling 66943 internally or 01895 255786 from an outside line.
CCTVFor the purposes of crime prevention and public safety an extensive CCTV system operates throughout the campus. This is all monitored and controlled from the security control room. Any questions or concerns about CCTV should be directed to a member of the security staff.
Access controlYou will be issued with an access control swipe card that will allow you to have access to the various areas that you need to be whilst at the University. You should look after your card since there is a fee for its replacement. Never lend your card to anyone else or use it to let other people into areas for which they have not been allowed access.
You must not attempt to gain access into areas where you have not specifically been granted permission to enter. Staff should attend Reception in Eastern Gateway Building for issue of ID Cards and students should go to the Student Centre.
Traffic and parkingYou are expected to drive safely whilst on the campus and comply with the speed limit of 15 mph. Your vehicle must be taxed, insured and roadworthy. You will be informed which areas you are allowed to park in and any vehicle parked in an unauthorised area that is not displaying a valid parking permit or a current road fund licence will be clamped.
Drink and drugs
Illegal substances are not to be used anywhere within the University or halls of residence. Anyone found using, possessing or dealing in drugs will be handed to the police and will be subject to disciplinary action.
The University hosts an active nightlife with a number of good bars and great entertainment. You are warned however about the dangers of binge drinking, which is hazardous to your health and often ends in trouble.
Crime preventionBrunel University has extensive security measures in place to keep crime to a minimum. Generally speaking Brunel University is a very safe place to live and work and boasts some of the lowest crime figures in the Hillingdon Borough. Crime is a fact of life however and instances of petty theft and burglary do occur from time to time. Mobile phones, laptop computers, credit cards, bicycles etc are all attractive targets for theft, particularly when left on open view in cars, in unlocked cars or in flats where doors and windows have not been properly secured. If you live in a ground floor flat you should be particularly careful what could be seen through the window when you are not there. Report any thefts or other crimes to security immediately.
Any kind of personal attack is a very rare occurrence but it does not pay to take chances. Pay attention to your personal safety at all times. When walking around at night try and stick to well populated paths and not take short cuts through secluded areas.
Where possible, walk with a friend or if you are particularly worried ask a member of the Security team to escort you. Stay away from what may appear to be groups of troublemakers or people loitering suspiciously. Consider purchasing a personal attack alarm.
Contact security immediately if you see anything suspicious.
General behaviour and disciplineNobody wants to stop you enjoying life to the full at Brunel University. Some high-spirited behaviour is generally acceptable and is usually viewed with a sense of humour. There is however no excuse for unruly, offensive or anti-social behaviour.
Abusive, offensive, threatening and disorderly behaviour is not tolerated and will be dealt with under disciplinary procedures, particularly behaviour that puts yourself or others at risk of harm or injury. Excessive drink is normally the cause, but is never accepted as an excuse. Please respect our neighbours, particularly when leaving the Academy nightclub.
Terrorism and extremism
It is an unfortunate fact of life today that we are at continual risk from terrorist attacks and also from the activities of extremist groups who may try to recruit new members. It is the responsibility of all students and staff to be alert to the possibility of terrorist activity and also to the appearance of any extremist groups.
Good security and normal crime prevention measures are the key to defeating terrorism and you are urged to contact Security if you notice anything suspicious. You can also call the police Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.
Students particularly should be cautious of any groups who might appear to offer comradeship and support but who preach radical and extremist doctrines which encourage violence and race hate crimes. Such groups should be reported immediately to Security and to the UBS Executive.