and mobility impairment
We recognise that students with different
types of physical and mobility impairment may have very different
needs and we strongly advise you
contact the Disability
Team to discuss the impact of your impairment. You
will be allocated a named adviser within the Disability Team who
can provide on-going information, advice and guidance.
If you are applying to the
University, please contact us to discuss your specific requirements. We can arrange an accessible tour of the campus including
We will work with you to to establish the
support you require. This may include;
- Advice and guidance on the
requirements of your course to help identify where
difficulty may occur and how to accommodate this
- Liaison with your department regarding your
impairment and adjustments they can make to help you access the
- Information regarding
- Advice on the assistance provided by
Student Support Workers
- Advice on how personal care requirements are met
- Liaison with social services
- Your named adviser can give you
more information on learning
support and examination
We are piloting a physical access card. If you'd like more
information about the new scheme or a card, please get in touch.
There is detailed information on
including Access Guides, information on parking and a step free map
of Colchester Campus. Please contact us if you have queries on how
this would affect you.
Colchester Campus is largely
accessible for most people with a mobility impairment. The
teaching buildings are interconnected and as a result there are
multiple lifts to all floors. The campus is built on the side
of the hill so there are some slopes. The car parks are a
little distance away from most of the main buildings. There is
a large amount of residential accommodation on site.
Loughton Campus consists of a number of different
sites and buildings with variable and sometimes limited access.
There is parking on site. Student Support can advise you on
accommodation in the local area.
Southend Campus has accessible purpose built
teaching facilities at the Gateway Building. The ground floor
of the Clifftown studios are accessible although first floor studios
have no lift for access. Parking and accommodation are a short
distance from the buildings.
Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans
You may be required to
meet with the Fire Safety Officer to agree a
PEEP. Please contact the
Safety Office to
arrange a meeting at the start of your programme