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You'll never be bored in Southend

When you arrive in Southend, you’ll be greeted with a jam-packed calendar of events and a whole range of different clubs and activities to get stuck into.

SU Lounge 

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 classes.

Southend has been awarded a prestigious purple flag award for our amazing nights out. With great comedy nights, seafront pubs, shows, bars and clubs; the Southend nightlife is hard to beat.

Clubs and societies

This is your chance to pursue your passions. You can meet like-minded people or try out something new with our Students' Union's Southend societies. If you can't find what you're looking for, why not set one up?

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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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