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Information, advice and support
Access@Essex is a gateway to all online information relating to access and disability at
At Essex we are committed to ensuring that all members of our University community are able to participate
fully and equally in campus life. We recognise that the provision of comprehensive and accurate information plays an
important part in this, by enabling people to make informed choices.
Access@Essex provides links to access information about all aspects of University
life. General information that is relevant to all is set out below, whilst that specific to students and
staff is set out separately. If your query is not easily answered via these pages, please do not hesitate to
Disability and Equality policy
The Equality and Diversity team have a major responsibility for progressing disability issues at our University.
Their equality remit includes:
Our partnership with DisabledGo
We work in partnership with national disability organisation DisabledGo who provide detailed online access
guides to many of our campus buildings and facilities. Details on the buildings audited by DisabledGo can be found throughout our site.
Getting to and around campus
- Colchester Campus Accessible Travel Guide -
a comprehensive guide to accessible travel options and car-parking including the allocation of spaces for disabled drivers and blue badge holders.
- Find Your Way Essex - an online interactive map of our Colchester Campus, offering 'step-free' and 'indoor'
- Colchester Campus access map (.pdf) - a
square-level guide to step-free routes and other access-related facilities.
- Departmental access guides - individual
guides to departments featuring access information on key routes from the main squares, accessible parking and toilets.
- DisabledGo venue list - an A-Z of the
Colchester Campus venues for which DisabledGo provide full audit information.
- Under podia access map (.pdf) - arrival, parking and
theatre access under-podia information.
Building works affecting movement around campus
Our Estate Management team provide up-to-date information
regarding any works taking place on campus which may have an impact on access. They also highlight any issues related
to increased noise due to these works.