2020 applicants

Places to study at Southend Campus

Group study facilities

Need to work collaboratively and creatively? We've got a number of spaces available for your use, providing an ideal setting for creative team-working.

Some of the spaces also have group study pods. They're open access and available on a first come first served basis, so can't be pre-booked.

Learning Hub - The Forum

  • Skills space (room TF.2.08) - furniture can be rearranged to suit your needs.
  • Share space (room TF.2.59) - four pods, each with a projector to support group working.
  • Open study space (room TF.2.53) - equipped with computer islands and six breakaway pods.
  • Innovation space (room TF.2.06) - can be booked and furniture can be rearranged to suit your needs.

The Gateway Building

  • Two group study pods on the second floor corridor of the Gateway Building (near the student common room and GB.2.34).

Quiet study areas / silent study

The Forum

The following areas are available for quiet, individual study:

  • Reading space (room TF.2.07) in our Learning Hub on the second floor of The Forum. It's open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is exactly what you need to focus on your studies
  • our library, located on the ground and first floors of The Forum, is great for quiet study and has integrated resources, PCs and Wi-Fi access

IT labs

Need to use a computer on campus? We have more than a 100 windows-based computers for you to use. Many labs stay open until late and the Learning Hub is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

PhD room

There's a PhD room located in the Gateway Building (GB.3.48/49), providing a space for quiet study with PCs, lockers and two white boards.

Specialist areas


If you're an East 15 student, you can book the studios for rehearsals out of hours by contacting the Rehearsal Studios and Theatre Administrator for the Cliftown Theatre studios or the Gateway Building Administrator for the Gateway Building studios.

Media space

Work on film, photos, publications, music and audio projects using the latest Apple iMac computers and media editing software in sound-proofed booths.

  • TF.2.09a
  • TF.2.09b
  • TF.2.09c

The Mezz

The Mezz is a social space that is open even after the SU Lounge closes. There are sofas, chairs and microwaves. The Mezz is on the first floor of the SU Lounge. (You can access The Mezz after the SU Lounge closes via the second floor of the Gateway Building.)

Tip: Lunchtimes can get busy. (12pm-2pm)

Teaching rooms

You may use vacant teaching rooms for private study. Please ensure that you’re prepared to vacate the room so as not to delay the start of a scheduled booking or teaching event, and that the room is left in a clean and orderly state.

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Need help?

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