New Accessibility Officer in Post

University Centre Colchester is pleased to welcome our new Accessibility Officer: Alexandra Chappell.

My name is Alexandra Chappell and I joined University Centre Colchester in early January as the new Accessibility Officer. I moved from York to Essex in 2014 to study at the University of Essex. I have a BA (Hons) in English Literature and a Master’s degree in American Literatures, specialising in Young Adult Fiction.

In my spare time I do a lot of crafting projects and enjoy taking volunteering opportunities when I can. In 2017, I completed a conservation internship on a nature reserve in South Africa and have more recently volunteered with Summer in the City and Crohn’s and Colitis UK.

In my role as Accessibility Officer I am available to assist all University Centre Colchester students who have disclosed either a Specific Learning Difficulty or Medical Condition and inform them of the support they may be entitled to either as Reasonable Adjustments or as support from the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).

I can also support students through the DSA application process and assist in the creation of individual Medical Plans and Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans where required.

Alexandra Chappell

University Centre Colchester students can contact me directly on 

I look forward to speaking to and meeting many of you over the next few weeks and months.