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About the Essex Access Forum (EAF)


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We are proud to be working with DisabledGo to provide detailed, searchable access guides and information for our three campuses.

Access: the ability of all to participate fully and equally in the life of our University.

The EAF was founded in 2007 as a discussion forum and consultation body working to support excellence in all aspects of physical and intellectural access at Essex (student education, staff employment and visitor experience).

Who we are

EAF members come from across our University (Colchester, Southend and Loughton) and have diverse roles, but a share a common interest in access, disability and inclusion issues. Membership is completely open with both staff and students - disabled and non-disabled - members welcome. EAF acts principally as an email-based discussion and dissemination platform, although we also meet once-termly, and are represented on the Project Steering Groups for all major capital builds.

The Forum is supported by Bryn Morris, Registrar, who is the University Diversity Champion for Disability (University Steering Group).

If you want to become a member, just contact us.

What we do

We are involved and contribute to a wide range of areas on access at Essex:

  • we share thinking and promote informal debate;
  • contribute to planning and problem-solving of our University's physical environment;
  • assist in developing our University's policy and practical responses to legislation and guidance; and

Find out more about access at Essex

  • Access@Essex - our University's gateway to campus access information.
  • DisabledGo - our partner organisation for detailed information on campus venues.

Access our records

Interested in joining us?

We are primarily an e-mail forum (although we also meet termly). Joining is as simple as sending a request to

Please contact us if you would like any further information.

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