Southend Campus

Visiting us

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University Square accommodation
Famous for its beach resort and pier, Southend-on-Sea stretches along seven miles of award-winning coastline, providing plenty of opportunities for a wide range of water sports and leisure activities.

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.

Travelling to our Southend Campus

By car and parking

Southend is just half an hour from the M25 via the A13 or A127. For sat navs, postcode SS1 1LW provides the correct route directions.

There is plenty of town centre parking in public car parks. At the moment, the closest car park underneath University Square student accommodation is closed for maintenance works. We would recommend parking in Warrior Square Car Park (SS1 2NQ) instead, which is a 3 minute walk from The Forum. We're sorry for any inconvenience caused. 

By train

There are frequent trains from London to Southend which is served by two different rail lines, with journey times of 45 minutes to one hour:

  • Southend Victoria (0.3 miles from our campus) to London Liverpool Street - operated by Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Southend Central (0.2 miles from our campus) to London Fenchurch Street - operated by c2c

By coach, bus or taxi

Travelling from airports

Southend Airport

Our Southend Campus is just 1.7 miles (2.8km) from London Southend Airport. You can travel from the airport by bus or train.

Stansted Airport

Our campus is not far from London Stansted Airport, the quickest way to travel is by coach. Journey time is about 1 hour 30 minutes.

Heathrow and Gatwick Airports

New international students arriving at the start of the academic year via London Heathrow Airport can use our airport transfer coach service to travel to our Southend Campus. You’ll need to book your seat in advance.

Southend Campus map
Find your way around campus

Our interactive Find Your Way map is the easiest way to get to where you need to be.

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Contact us for more information about visiting us
Contact us for more information about visiting us
University of Essex, Southend Campus Elmer Approach, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1LW
Telephone: +44 (0)1702 328200