Accommodation

Arriving at our Southend Campus

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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.

The earliest date you can move in to your accommodation is the date specified on your letter of allocation.

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Travelling to the University

Our Southend Campus is a vibrant town centre base offering courses from four of our departments. We have iconic buildings with exceptional facilities for our students and the local community.

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Arrival dates for 2019-20

BSc Nursing students

  • Sunday 29 September 2019 (third-year students)
  • Sunday 29 September 2019 (new students)
  • Sunday 29 September 2019 (second-year students)

FdSc Oral Health students

  • Sunday 29 September 2019 (new students)
  • Sunday 29 September 2019 (continuing students)

BA Social Work

  • Sunday 29 September 2019 (continuing second and third-year students)
  • Sunday 29 September 2019 (new students)

East 15 (Southend) students

  • Sunday 29 September 2019 (new students)
  • Sunday 15 September 2019 (continuing third-year students)
  • Sunday 29 September 2019 (continuing second-year students)

East 15 (Southend) Theatre Arts Foundation students

  • Sunday 29 September 2019 (all students)

Essex Business School (Southend) students

  • Sunday 29 September 2019 (new undergraduate and new postgraduate students)
  • Sunday 29 September 2019 (continuing second and third-year undergraduate students)

South Essex College (Southend) students

  • Sunday 29 September 2019 (new and continuing HE students)
  • Sunday 1 September 2019 (new and continuing FE students)
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What you need to bring

Discover which items are included with your accommodation here at Essex and what you'll need to bring.

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Parking

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.

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Family member of a new student?

Are you a parent, guardian or family member? Here's some helpful information to put your minds at rest.