University Square, Southend
This vibrant purpose built University student accommodation opened in 2010.
There are 561 student rooms arranged in flats, within 7 houses situated
around a central enclosed courtyard.
Conveniently located just off the High Street, only 2 minutes walk from the
Southend Campus, University Square is perfectly placed for students to enjoy the
many attractions and facilities the town has to offer.
New Southend students 2 year accommodation deal 2014-15
This deal offers our lowest rent in Southend, and a significant saving on
your total rent. In addition we're offering free vacation accommodation, meaning
you won't need to move out during the summer.
What's the deal?
New students studying at Southend in 2014 are invited to apply for our two
year accommodation deal. This deal offers our lowest rent in Southend, and a
significant saving on your total rent. In addition we're offering free vacation
accommodation, meaning you won't need to move out during the summer.
The two year accommodation offer is the best deal available for students
living in single en suite rooms in University Square. By selecting the two year
accommodation option you can save around £1000 on your total accommodation cost.
with a discounted weekly rent of £118.72
This offer means that you are guaranteed accommodation in your second year at
a fixed rental rate, and you can stay all summer free of charge.
Your summer vacation period is determined by your allocation period, which is
based on the dates of your course; therefore the summer vacation period may vary
between students on different courses. The dates of your allocation period can
be found on your offer letter or letter of allocation. If you need the dates for
your summer vacation period before you receive an offer letter, contact the main
How do I apply?
Applications are now open, please select the two year option on the application form.
Upon completion and submission of your application form you will receive an
online offer including your two year contract and year one room allocation. At
the same time you will be asked to confirm if you require the free accommodation
during the summer vacation at the end of your first year. Full details of your
year two room allocation will be provided as soon as it is available.
Are there any exceptions?
South Essex College (SEC) students
This offer is not available to SEC students on courses of less than 2 years
SEC students wishing to apply for accommodation should contact Learner
Services on 0845 5212345 or by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.
The deal is only for en suite accommodation and is not available for studios.
If you want to apply to live in a studio you should apply as normal for your
first year, and then separately for the second year.
How much will I save?
- Total saving of up to - £1000
The above savings are approximate and based on expected rent prices for a 42
week undergraduate tenancy. Actual savings will be dependent upon course length
and subsequent accommodation allocation related to your course.
Benefits of Living in University Square
Current University or South Essex College (SEC) students can benefit from:
- fixed price - no hidden administration charges or damage deposit payments
- all energy bills, internet and housekeeping included
- high quality, modern, spacious flats
- 24-hour staff presence
- Residents' Assistants living on site providing support and community
- 2 minute walk to Campus
- close to shops, bars, music venues, town centre and public transport
- central courtyard and Evolve Gym next door ( additional charges apply for
use of the Evolve Gym
Inside a shared kitchen at University Square.
Flats consist of between 8 and 10 student bedrooms with:
- shared kitchens
- en suite toilet and shower facilities in each bedroom
- networked internet access at no additional cost
How much does it cost?
Self-contained studio flats
There is also a selection of self contained studio flats suitable for either
single or couple occupancy, with their own kitchenette and en suite bathroom.
The large common room offers space for studying and relaxing, and benefits
- internet access
- three wide screen televisions
- vending facilities and
- a laundrette
There are a number of studio flats which have been adapted for wheelchair
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