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 2016-17

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 2016 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 £130.13.

    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 our Student Services Hub.

  • How do I apply?

    Applications will open on Tuesday 12 January 2016. When you apply, 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.

    Studio accommodation

    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 activities
    • 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


University Square, Southend

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.

Communal space

The large common room offers space for studying and relaxing, and benefits from:

  • internet access
  • three wide screen televisions
  • vending facilities and
  • a launderette

Adapted flats

There are a number of studio flats which have been adapted for wheelchair users.

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Postal address

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University Square
36 Queens Road
Southend On Sea