Nerd East 2017 will be split between two adjacent locations

Traders, Gaming, Smaller Speakers, Workshops and Promotional Stalls

Durham Students’ Union

Dunelm House


Larger Speaker Events, Panel Discussions

Elvet Riverside 201

New Elvet


 There is no parking at either of these locations but occasionally you may find space to park on Elvet Riverside. The nearest place to park is the Prince Bishops Shopping Centre or you can park at Howlands Car Park and get the Park and Ride which stops outside ER1, a 1 minute walk from ER201.

 You will be able to find Nerd East 2017 volunteers at both locations. They will be wearing blue with white Nerd East Staff coloured t-shirts and any problems can be raised with them.

 There will be an official phone number to contact that will be made clear nearer the time.

 If you have any concerns or questions prior to the event, feel free to contact

Stair Access

  • In Durham Students’ Union, step-free access can be accessed through the top floor (floor A). A staff member is then necessary to operate the lifts between the different levels.

  • To access Elvet Riverside 201, there is ramp access from the road that takes you down to the level of the building.

 Induction Loops

 Elvet Riverside 201 has an induction loop and microphone.

 The Reception with the Durham Students’ Union has a hearing loop

Accessible Toilets

Elvet Riverside 201 has an Accessible Toilet outside of the lecture hall, next to the stairs.

The accessible toilet in Durham Students’ Union is on Level C – opposite Riverside Cafe.

Gender Neutral Toilets

Durham Students’ Union has gender neutral toilets on level D – the same floor as Vane Tempest.

Quiet Rooms

Meeting Room 3 on Level A will be reserved as a Quiet Room for anyone who, for whatever reason, needs to be in a quiet, people-lite, dimly lit space. We ask that anyone within this room stay quiet and respectful of anyone else in the room.

First Aid Kit

A First Aid Kit is located in a green bag at the Reception.