The University of Essex is a school where curiosity prevails, and where exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. The University of Essex was named University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2018 for their determination to do things differently and put student success at the centre of everything they do. 

The University of Essex’s Southend Campus is based in the heart of a vibrant and modern seaside town. With its lively, state-of-the-art facilities and a close-knit international community, Southend is the perfect environment for living and learning. If you’re joining the School of Health and Social Care, East 15 Acting School, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, or Essex Business School, you may well be studying at Essex’s Southend Campus. Southend-on-Sea is famous for its beach resort and pier, stretching along seven miles of award-winning coastline, providing plenty of opportunities for a wide range of water sports and leisure activities.

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Why University of Essex – Southend Campus?

Gold-Rated Teaching: The University of Essex has a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). This means that the teaching quality, learning environments and student outcomes students can look forward to are among the best in the UK.

Accommodations: With all the amenities of town on their doorstep, and all the perks of University accommodation, students get the best of both worlds at University Square. Just off the High Street and minutes from the Gateway Building and The Forum, this bright and modern accommodation at University Square is unmissable (literally). There are over 560 student rooms arranged in flats, within seven houses situated around a central enclosed courtyard. Students will have a Residents’ Assistant based in their area of accommodation who’ll meet them soon after they arrive. They’ll make sure that students have opportunities to get involved in University life and social activities, and provide support outside of office hours.

Location: The Essex seaside town, Southend-on-Sea runs along the South East coast of England, connecting the Thames estuary to the North Sea. Southend is renowned for its landmark pier – the longest of its kind in the world, its award-winning beaches, and its illuminated nightlife. The town also has its own airport, and a train ride to London takes less than one hour. With over 300 places to eat, award-winning nightlife, a theme park, museums, sporting opportunities, and even an international airport, there is so much more to discover in Southend than the seaside.

Diversity and Support: Join a community of 140+ nationalities with diverse cultures and ideas. The University of Essex understands the needs of international students, and offers special mentoring session, academic and language support, and one-on-one guidance.

Innovative Spirit: Students are encouraged to think independently and question convention. They will learn how to think creatively, and how to apply their knowledge and ideas to real-life situations. They’ll also benefit from the University of Essex’s partnerships with over 300 institutions all over the world, and the chance to do a paid internship either during their degree or within 3 years of graduating