The Forum at the Southend-on-Sea is easily accessible for all users, including those with specific access requirements.

All areas have been designed and assessed as compliant with the equality act and previous the disability discrimination act.

Toilet blocks, lifts and other public areas are designed for wheelchair use.

A dedicated changing spaces room, and baby change room can be located on the ground floor.

The Lecture Theatre and teaching rooms are equipped with hearing loops. We also have a portable hearing loop that can be used in any of the library areas.

A wheelchair is available for use within the building.

If you have any particular access needs or require further details to plan your visit, please chat to The Forum Reception team who will be able to help.

Alternatively, telephone us on 01702 534111 or email the team using the address given in the Contact section of this website. If you require information in alternative formats, again please contact us for assistance.

The Forum Library

Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm
Saturday 8am – 5pm

T: 01702 534111 E:

Focal Point Gallery

Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm

Please check exhibition dates to avoid installation periods when the gallery will be closed.

T: 01702 534108

University of Essex

Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm
Saturday 8am – 6pm

24/7 access for students with ID card

T: 01206 873333

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University Centre South Essex

Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm
Saturday 8am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 4pm

T: 0345 521234