The Students' Union (SU) co-ordinates a full and varied programme of events across
different venues. As one of the main entertainment hot-spots in the region,
the SU regularly plays host to the hottest live acts, such as big name DJs like
Trevor Nelson, Erol Alkan, Chris Moyles, Paul Oakenfold and Zane Lowe,
award-winning comedians, and incredible club nights from the likes of
Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi and BBC 1Xtra.
The highlight of the year is the SU Summer Ball. This black-tie event
attracts 3,000 people and has featured headline performances from The
Wombats, Wiley, Sugababes and Editors in recent years.
This £1.2 million entertainment venue is home to all the biggest nights out on campus. Boasting a capacity of 1,200, Sub Zero represents the next generation
of entertainment venues, matching cutting-edge design with the very highest specification of lighting and sound.
This is the largest bar on campus and is, unsurprisingly, hugely
popular. Comfy sofas, affordable drinks, regular quizzes and karaoke, and a
lively atmosphere make it a great meeting place for everyone. It’s also the
place to go to watch live sport on a big screen.
As a venue, Level 2 oozes class, with wooden floors, leather seating and a stylish bar
area creating an intimate atmosphere. By night Level 2 comes to life,
showcasing a diverse range of club nights and live performances.
Enjoy a mouth-watering range of delicious pizzas, pastas, salads and
Mediterranean dishes all freshly made on the premises, without having to leave campus. By night Mondo is transformed into a chic bar playing an
eclectic mix of music from jazz and salsa to funky house and
drum and bass.
The SU has launched The Union at the Southend Campus, offering a dedicated social
space for students. The Union is the gateway to all of the services and
activities run by the SU, including representation, advice, entertainment,
and clubs and societies. It’s also the best place in Southend to grab a
coffee and muffin, watch Sky TV on the big screens, or have a game of pool.
You can find The Union on Elmer Approach, adjacent to the main entrance to
The Gateway Building.
Facilities and services at each campus are open to all Essex students.