Southend Campus Accommodation

University Square

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Fall in love at the seaside

Just minutes from Southend town centre and all its benefits, University Square has everything on your doorstep.

 

  
Don't forget, you can apply for accommodation with us as soon as we're your first choice. 
Rooms & prices 2022-23
  • 497 ensuite rooms, 1 self-contained apartment, and 64 studio flats
  • Single en suite room from £152.67 per week
  • Self-contained studio from £188.30 per week

New student rate for 2022-23

If you are a new student for 2022-23, you can now take advantage of our 3 year Southend Campus deal with the following rates:

  • Single ensuite room is £137.41 per week

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About University Square

University Square accommodation is perfectly placed to enjoy the many attractions and facilities Southend has to offer. There are seven houses around a central enclosed courtyard and each contain flats for eight to ten students, with shared kitchens.

  • Conveniently located just off the High Street
  • Two-minute walk from our Southend Campus
  • 497 ensuite rooms, 64 studio flats and 1 self-contained flat
  • 3 wheelchair adapted studios and 4 wheelchair adapted ensuite rooms
  • Large common room with internet access, three wide screen televisions, and vending facilities
  • Launderette
  • Outside, enclosed podia area with seating
  • 24 hour security on-site
  • Available for undergraduates and postgraduates

Room details

  • En suite toilet and shower facilities in each bedroom
  • The self-contained apartment has 2 bedrooms, bathroom, living room, and kitchen
  • Typical room size is 15.5ft x 17.5ft
  • Networked internet access at no additional cost
  • Check out what else is with your room

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 vary in size depending where they are located.

Adapted flats

We offer a number of studio flats adapted for wheelchair users.

Cladding replacement

Work to replace the cladding at University Square, Southend, is likely to start from the beginning of August 2022 and will be completed within an 18 month period of commencement.
 
Everything will be done to mitigate the impact on those living at University Square. Although there will be some noise and disruption during these works, there will be no disturbance during the evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Alternative study areas are available in The Forum and Gateway building.

Important fire safety information for University Square residents

Read more about our fire safety information at University Square.

Join University Square Facebook group

Meet other new students living in University Square in Houses 1-7 on Facebook.

You'll love it if you...

Want a 2 minute walk to lectures
Love to eat out - you're surrounded by restaurants
Want student accommodation in Southend
Thrive off being in the centre of town
walk to lectures Southend
students Southend socialising
Southend beach
Southend shopping
Group of students on Southend beach
Payments and charges

*Prices are applicable for all new students from April 2020. Find the full list of rent charges for both 2021-22 and 2022-23 here.

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Postal address
University Square 36 Queens Road, Southend-on-Sea
SS1 1BF
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Contact us

For enquiries about accommodation or about an application you're making, contact us at the Student Services Hub. Quote your full name and PRID or PG number on all correspondence.