Venue

Loughborough is playing host to this year’s BCUK Unconvention. We are making use of the new student led enterprise conferencing facilities at the RNIB College, close to the centre of town.

About the Venue

RNIB College Loughborough is a specialist residential college recruiting people with sight loss and other disabilities aged 16 plus, from all over the UK.

Students have a wide range of disabilities including sight loss, learning disabilities, autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, communication problems, physical disabilities, chronic illness and hearing loss. Most students have more than one disability, although not all students have a sight loss. Over the last 5 years there has been a major shift towards students with greater levels of disability, which has transformed the College in many ways. The Stan Bell centre is registered as a care home. For most students a high priority is developing their independent living skills.

The main aim of the College is to prepare people for as fulfilling an adult life as possible by maximising independence. This includes:

  • Progression to an occupation such as paid employment, voluntary work, mainstream education or active involvement in community activities
  • As independent a life-style as possible in own housing or a family home

How To Find Us

Radmoor Road
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 3BS

Loughborough is in the East Midlands, close to Leicester, Nottingham and Derby. Junction 23 of the M1 is less than three miles from the College and there is a direct rail service to London which takes approximately one and a half hours. Nottingham East Midlands Airport is 8 miles away.


Important Note

Please note that RNIB College Loughborough can only be accessed by car from Radmoor Road via Ashby Road. Although it is possible to walk from Loughborough College to RNIB College Loughborough, there is no vehicle access to RNIB College via Epinal Way (A6004) or Loughborough College’s campus.

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Public Transport

By Train

Loughborough is on the main London to Sheffield railway line, only an hour and a half from London St Pancras.

By Bus

Buses from Leicester and Shepshed stop along Ashby Road, Loughborough. From there you will need to walk down Radmoor Road to the College.

By Taxi

The College is a short 10 minute taxi ride from the train station. There is a taxi rank at the front of the station.