The University of Essex takes its responsibilities relating to disability very seriously.
We are proud to be a ‘Two Ticks’ employer, which means we meet a number of criteria relating to the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities. We have also signed the Mindful Employer Charter for employers who are positive about mental health and operate a work experience scheme for disabled people. Contact Equality and Diversity for details. As part of this scheme we are proud to work with the Ministry of Defence, Job Centre Plus and the North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, amongst others.
We welcome disabled staff, students and visitors to our campuses. For a guide to the accessibility of various locations at each of our three campuses please visit the DisabledGo website. DisabledGo are one of the largest disability organisations in Europe and we are pleased to be working with them to continually improve our access-related information. Additional information related to access, including detailed advice for current and prospective staff and students, can be found on the Access@Essex web site.
We support staff with disabilities and make sure they have the equipment and support they need to do their work safely and effectively. Find out more about what the legislation calls reasonable adjustments.
We have an Access Forum for students and staff to help shape policy and procedure for disabled people at the University.
Have a look at our Student Support pages to find out more, including:
- how we define disability
- staff guidance on supporting students with a disability
- the support available for students with a disability, dyslexia or mental illness.
Who to contact
For advice on student issues: the Disability Team in the Student Support Office, ext 2366.
For staff issues: the Equality and Diversity Manager, ext: 3506, or email diversity (add ‘@essex.ac.uk’)