Southend Campus Facilities

Sport and Social

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Group of students on Southend beach

Making connections through kite-surfing and karaoke

Join Southend's coastal community and benefit from the best water sports and night life around. From paddle-boarding and kayaking off the beach, to games in the SU Lounge, you'll find something to help you unwind. 

Social facilities

The Students Union (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 classes.

The Mezz is a social space that stays open after the SU Lounge has closed.

Being right in the centre of Southend means you have immediate access to the city's thriving nightlife of bars, clubs, restaurants and cinemas. For things to do and places to go off-campus, check out our Southend local area page.

Tables and flags in the Southend SU Lounge
Tables and flags in the Southend SU Lounge
Southend Beach
Southend Beach

Sports facilities

You'll be living in a coastal city with access to a vast range of facilities and activities, especially water sports, including kite-surfing and open water swimming if you can brave the cold! 

Just Play is our free SU social sport programme focused on getting you active, making friends and having fun without major commitment. Activities include football, table tennis, badminton, pilates and gymnastics

Indoor sports: Southend has alot to offer the sporty student who likes a roof over their head. From rock climbing to racket sports, swimming to skating.

Water sports: For the adventurous, who like a bit of kayaking, diving or kite surfing, check out what's on offer along Southend's coastline.


Performers playing table tennis
Join the family

Our Students' Union is on a mission to be the most student centred organisation in the world. From sport to science and nights out to movie nights in, the Southend SU is there for you.

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