Students Staff

University Square, Southend

University Square is just minutes from Southend town centre and all its facilities - everything is on your doorstep.

About University Square

University Square accommodation is perfectly placed to enjoy the many attractions and facilities Southend has to offer. There are seven houses around a central enclosed courtyard and each contain flats for eight to ten students, with shared kitchens.

Room details

  • En suite toilet and shower facilities in each bedroom
  • The self-contained apartment has 2 bedrooms, bathroom, living room, and kitchen
  • Networked internet access at no additional cost
  • Check out what else is with your room

Self-contained studio flats

There is also a selection of self-contained studio flats suitable for either single or couple occupancy, with their own kitchenette and en suite bathroom.

Adapted flats

There are a number of studio flats adapted for wheelchair users.

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2019-20 academic year

2018-19 academic year

Postal address

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University Square
36 Queens Road
Southend On Sea

Virtual tours and videos

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Our 360 degree virtual tours and videos help you to explore our Colchester and Southend Campuses from the comfort of your home. Check out our accommodation options, facilities and social spaces.

UG Open Days

Book a place at our undergraduate Open Day. Our department and admissions staff can answer any questions you have, and you can speak to current students about life at Essex while taking a campus tour.

Life at Essex

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Why not find out what life at Essex is really like? See more of our campuses, facilities and accommodation and hear from our students and academics about what it's like to study with us.

Campus tours

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We understand that choosing a university for your studies is a whole new experience, so we’d be happy to arrange a campus tour for you guided by a current Essex student to get to know our campus.