Accommodation

Moving in to your Southend Campus accommodation

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Collecting your keys

When you arrive in Southend you'll need to collect your keys from University Square reception, which is open 24 hours a day.

Before you arrive

First you need to print off or your Arrivals pass (which is available at the end of your e-induction) or have it available electronically and have your ID, as you will need this to collect your key. You can collect your keys from the start date of your contract. When you arrive, take your Arrivals pass to reception, where you will be given an envelope with a map of the building (to show you where you need to go) and your keys.

When can I arrive?

The date you can arrive at your accommodation will vary depending on which course you are attending. Your arrival date is the start date of your contract and can be found in your accommodation offer letter or license (Allocation Letter).

Travel and Parking

Further information on how to get to the University can be found on our travelling to Southend Campus page.

There is no free parking at University Square, however, there is a public car park beneath University Square. Visit our travel pages for payment information and directions.

Moving In

Please make sure you only bring what you need and that everything is securely packed and easy for you to transport, as staff are not able to help with your luggage. We will provide trollies on the main arrivals dates (1 and 2 October 2022). Our Residence Life team will be on site over the main arrivals weekend, to welcome you, so do look our for your Resident Assistant, who will be able to help provide information and show you around. We will also have accommodation and security staff onsite should you need them. If you do require urgent assistance, please go to/contact reception. All contact information is in your welcome book, so save the numbers to your phone before you arrive.

Welcome week

As well as moving into your accommodation, we also have a wealth of advice to help you get started on your first few days on our welcome pages.

 

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