Access and disability information and support

At Essex, we are committed to ensuring that all members of our University community are able to participate fully and equally in campus life. If your query is not easily answered via these pages, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our partnership with AccessAble

Access Able logo We work in partnership with national disability organisation AccessAble who provide detailed online access guides to many of our campus buildings and facilities. Details on the buildings audited by AccessAble can be found throughout our site.

Getting to and around campus

Colchester Campus

Southend Campus

Loughton Campus

Building works affecting movement around campus

See up-to-date information regarding any works taking place on campus which may have an impact on access or produce increased noise.

Disability and equality policy

The Organisational Development team have a major responsibility for progressing disability issues at our University. Their remit includes:

Essex Access Forum

Our Essex Access Forum is a discussion forum and consultation body working to support excellence in all aspects of physical and intellectual access at Essex (open to all).

Health and safety

Read our fire safety information and advice specific to disability including Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs). PEEPs are individual plans put in place for people with mobility impairments which could affect their ability to evacuate campus buildings in the event of an emergency.

Occupational health

Our Occupational Health team provides advice and support to disabled staff such as assessments for accessible parking spaces and adaptations to the working environment.

Report and Support service

If you feel that you are being subjected to harassment or bullying in any form, there is help available to you at the University through our Report and Support service. We have appointed and trained a network of Harassment Support Workers who will listen to you and offer advice and support.

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Organisational Development For any personal, individual and/or confidential matters regarding access and disability.