Southend Campus

Southend collage

Our Southend campus is located at Southend-on-Sea, east of central London, on the south east coast.

This campus offers courses from four departments of the university and it is also home to the Business Hub, a specialist resource for companies of all sizes, which aims to foster and promote economic sustainability.

The courses that are offered in Southend campus stem from:

  • The Essex Business School
  • The School of Health and Human Sciences
  • East 15 Acting School
  • The Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies

In particular, it is home to courses such as nursing, physiotherapy, oral health, social work, mental health nursing, sports therapy, speech and language therapy.

Our Southend Campus opened in 2007 and it has much to offer to its current and new students, including its new and contemporary facilities:

    • The Gateway Building:
      Modern lecture rooms and studios with panoramic sea views. Offers state-of-the-art teaching and learning environments
    • The Forum:
       A modern, brand new lecture theatre building, with two floors of library resources, excellent teaching rooms and an entire floor dedicated to students. On the second floor there is the Learning Hub, which allows students to study in groups or individually and it is accessible 24 hours a day.
    • The University Square
      An accommodation complex. With 561 rooms, it includes many green and sustainable features. It offers high-quality accommodation to the students, who can join themselves in the newly up-dated Evolve gym and sign up to lessons to learn a foreign language like German, French or Spanish!
    • The Clifftown Theatre and Studios
      The space for the rehearsals and performances of our East 15 Acting School students. The original features of the church are maintained to give a beautiful environment to study and perform.
    • Students’ Union
      Offers a relaxing, home from home experience and a wealth of advice and guidance. The team also organise a varied calendar of free sport through our Just Play programme.

You can click on the link below to view a variety of pictures of our Southend Campus:

The students in Southend are certainly not deprived of amusement and days of fun! Here is a list with the most popular places to go in Southend:

    • Adventure Island: Amusement and Theme Park – received the Travellers’ Choice in 2015. Suitable for both teenagers and families! Southend AdventureIsland
    • Spas
    • Game & Entertainment Centres:
      -Astro City
      -The Fun Factory
      -Lost City Adventure Golf
    • Bars & Clubs:
      -The Last Post
      -Bellini Bar
      -The Parsons Barn – Wetherspoons
      -The Cricketers Bar and Food
    • Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing  Southend Windsurfing

The Students’ Union of the Southend Campus has its own website ( and also they have listed the societies which the students can join in:

If there is nothing there that takes your interest, remember it is never too late to start your own society! Also, there are activities designed by students which include sports such as tennis, swimming, table tennis, yoga, volleyball and football. ‘’Just Play’’ games operate within and out of the campus.

For those who are interested to search more about out Southend Campus, there are videos on our Vimeo account, Facebook and Flickr J:

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