Southend Campus virtual Open Day
Hello! Welcome to our Southend Campus in the south-east of the UK. Our campus buildings are in the heart of
Southend-on-Sea, a a vibrant and modern seaside town that boasts the world's longest pleasure pier and seven
miles of stunning coastline.
Southend is affectionately known as 'London’s playground'. You can sail, kitesurf, or cycle along the coast,
take a ride on the rollercoasters at Adventure Island, or enjoy fish and chips on the beach. It's got over 300
places to eat, award-winning nightlife, museums, sporting opportunities and even an international airport.
Take a tour
Start with a tour of our Southend Campus. See our accommodation, study buildings and the sights of Southend-on-Sea.
Explore Southend in Street View
The Forum Southend-on-Sea houses a comprehensive library, a 200-seat lecture theatre, teaching rooms, IT labs, cafe and
open study space where you can work with your friends. It's also home to our careers centre and other student support
The Gateway Building
Turn 180 degrees from The Forum and you'll see The Gateway Building. It's our purpose-built,
state-of-the-art teaching and study centre.
The Clifftown Theatre and Studios offers unique rehearsal and performance space for our East 15 students in a converted church.
Live and learn at our Southend Campus and experience everything that seaside living has to offer. It's a fabulous environment to live in and still
just 50 minutes from central London.
Take a look inside
Explore our Southend Campus virtual tour to see more
facilities and look inside buildings.
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Next stop: Accommodation
Accommodation is in University Square - a large, colourful local landmark! You'll have your own bedroom in
a flat where you share a kitchen with 8-10 other students. Your bedroom has a desk so that you can study in
private. All rooms have en suite bathrooms.
University Square is in the heart of the town, just minutes from The Forum and The Gateway Building, as well as
Southend's high street and central train station.
Life at University Square
Look around the outside of University Square and you'll spot some of the shops, cafes and facilities that are
right on your doorstep.
Look inside our accommodation
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Next stop: Student life
At Essex there's so much going on that you'll always find
something new to do. We want you to throw yourself in at the deep end, soak up life
and make the most of those special Essex moments. Watch snapshots of Sam's story
through his own eyes as he lives, learns, laughs and loves. It all adds up to a
uniquely Essex experience.
Our award-winning Students' Union is
one of the most active in the country.
Our SU's new social venue, the SU Lounge, is fully run and owned by students and
is the ideal place to catch up with friends. This is your home-from-home, for studying,
grabbing a coffee and a snack, playing Xbox or Playstation, or just hanging out between
Find out more
Next stop: Our recent Open Day
Open Day, 15 October 2016
Here's a quick look at what everyone got up to at our most recent Open Day.
Our next Open Day
Like what you see? Come along to one of our Open Days and experience Essex for yourself!
Next stop: Subjects
- East 15 is one of the UK’s leading acting schools and is fully accredited by Drama UK.
- We give you access to a substantial network of respected industry practitioners.
- You benefit from state-of-the-art facilities including studios and innovative theatre spaces.
- Read more about acting and theatre at our East15 Acting School.
- We are Top 25 in the UK for research excellence.
- Study in our zero carbon £21m building at our Colchester Campus.
- With staff and students from all over the world you gain a truly international perspective.
- Read more about business and management.
- We work closely with marketers and entrepreneurs to develop professional leaders of the future.
- You’ll write a business plan using your own new venture as a basis.
- Learn about the role of entrepreneurship and study enterprising individuals.
- Read more about marketing.
Nursing (adult and mental health)
- We have purpose-built nursing skills labs.
- Much of your study is spent in clinical settings, working alongside nurses and other professionals.
- Our focus is on producing nurses with empathy as well as technical skill.
- Read more about nursing.
Oral health science
- We have a fantastic 100% success rate for employability and excellent student satisfaction scores.
- Learn clinical skills in our dedicated, state-of-the-art dental skills lab.
- You are involved in the treatment of patients right from the beginning of your course.
- Read more about oral health science.
- Learn in small groups with expert practitioners and academics.
- Our approachable staff have clinical as well as academic expertise and experience.
- Our unique courses combine contributions from a wide range of theoretical approaches.
- Read more about therapeutic care.
- Our partnerships with placement providers ensure you gain effective high-quality training.
- The programme meets both the HCPC Standards of Proficiency and the Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work.
- Gain in-depth experience through working with children, young people, adults, families and communities.
- Read more about social work.
Got a question?
Telephone+44 (0)1206 873666
Telephone+44 (0)1206 872719
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We hold regular live chats throughout the year, giving you the opportunity to ask any questions you
may have about living or learning at Essex.
Come to us
Come along to one of our Open Days and experience Essex for yourself!
We'll come to you
Our staff make frequent overseas trips to education exhibitions and other venues.
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