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A growing community
Opened in 2007 our Southend Campus is a vibrant town centre base offering
courses from four of our departments.
The Forum opened in September 2013 as a joint
partnership between Southend Borough Council and South Essex College. It
provides modern lecture rooms, rehearsal space and high-tech medical skills
Famous for its beach resort and pier, Southend-on-Sea stretches along seven
miles of award-winning coastline, providing plenty of opportunities for a wide
range of water sports and leisure activities.
Southend-on-Sea is situated on the south Essex coast and its seven miles of
award-winning coastline provides opportunities for a wide range of water sports
and leisure activities. Southend is a famous beach resort and often referred to
as 'London’s playground', attracting more than six million visitors per year.
Our student facilities
We have created iconic buildings which deliver exceptional facilities for our
students and the local community.
- The Gateway Building offers state-of-the-art teaching and learning
environments including modern lecture rooms and studios with panoramic sea
- The Forum offers a brand new lecture theatre,
two floors of integrated library resources, fantastic teaching rooms and an
entire floor dedicated to our students. The Learning Hub on the second floor is
accessible to our students 24 hours a day. Its unrivalled study experience
includes numerous study spaces for individual and group work and PCs.
- The University Square accommodation complex has become a well-known part of
Southend's urban landscape. The 561-room development includes many green and
sustainable features and offers high-quality accommodation for our students.
- The Clifftown Theatre and Studios provides extensive rehearsal and
performance space in a former church for our East 15 students, which
complement the superb existing facilities in The Gateway Building. Original
features of the church have been maintained to offer a beautiful environment
to study and perform.
- Our active 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.
Diverse student community
Overseas students make an important contribution to the cultural life of the
Campus and we are proud of our thriving international student community in
The Southend Campus is also home to the Business Hub, a specialist resource
for companies of all sizes, which aims to foster and promote economic
sustainability. The Business Hub provides a wide range of support services and
contemporary, professional facilities including a Business Incubation Centre for
start-up businesses and the renowned i-Lab.