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University of Essex - Colchester Campus

University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park

01206 873333
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The University of Essex welcomes disabled students, staff and visitors to its campuses, and is committed to removing barriers to education, training and employment for all.

These goals are supported by our Equality and Diversity Unit; our dedicated disability team offering specialist support, equipment and expertise to students with disabilities/learning difficulties; and an Access Forum promoting university-wide communication on access issues and working with Estates on new builds and refurbishments.

Approaching its 50th anniversary, the University has three campuses and several regional partners. Our Colchester campus was built in the 1960s in a valley setting, but substantial improvements over time have successfully addressed most limitations of age/terrain: our educational and social facilities, and most routes (some outlying gradients permitting), are independently accessible to wheelchair users; our teaching spaces are supported by adaptive technologies and we provide accessible accommodation.

Essex has 'Positive about Disabled People' status. Our figures for students disclosing a disability are consistently above the national average, reflecting we hope our strong tradition of support in this field.

We recognise that comprehensive, accurate information is essential in enabling disabled people to make informed choices. To this end, all access-related campus information is now available from a one-stop portal, Access@Essex on the university web site.

We are very pleased to be working with DisabledGo.