The College provides excellent facilities and state-of-the-art equipment to support our students and offer them a first-class learning experience.

Whether you are studying catering in an industrial-style kitchen, motor mechanics in our state-of-the-art facility in Stephenson Road or training to be a performer in our new performing arts centre, you’ll have the equipment and resources you need.

All of our main campuses have large auditoriums where we welcome a range of guest speakers each year, these facilities are also available for hire.

 For information relating to venue hire contact Helga.Eyers@southessex.ac.uk
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Learning services

Our learning resource centres (LRCs) offer free access to learning resources, study spaces, and student network computers.

Chill Express in Atrium

The Atrium in our Southend Campus contains a 250-seat Performance Pod, café facilities at Chill Express and our new performing arts centre.

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Beauty salons

Our professionally equipped beauty salons offer skills training for students interested in hairdressing and beauty therapy.

Inside the Pod

Performance pod/lecture theatre designed from the inside-out utilising the latest acoustic surveys. Featuring stage, drop down HD projector, Blu-ray, DVD, VHS and Powerpoint.

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Waves restaurant

South Essex College's training restaurant at our Thurrock campus offers a great dining experience while training the chefs of tomorrow.

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Venue hire

Our award-winning campus has the facilities, space, and technology to host a wide range of events including concerts, seminars, meetings and exhibitions.

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