Students who attend University Centre South Essex and South Essex College are eligible to apply for accommodation in Queens Road Southend at the University of Essex student accommodation.
The halls of residence offer 497 rooms in shared flats; these rooms are en-suite with eight to ten students sharing a flat with full kitchen and dining facilities. There are also 64 studio flats with their own kitchen area. Adapted self-contained flats are available for students with a disability and can be requested on application. If you have access requirements you would like to discuss please email HESupport@southessex.ac.uk for further details.
Each room is networked with 24-hour high speed internet access provided at no extra cost. Residents can enjoy Wi-Fi, communal lounge/recreation area and laundry facilities.
Who can apply for accommodation?
All students aged over 18 on full or part-time courses.
Please note that contract lengths vary in line with course dates, however all courses in Southend are a minimum of 42 weeks.
How much does it cost?
As a guide, contracts for the academic year 2022/23 are expected to be available from £152.67 per week for a single en-suite study room and £188.30 per week for a studio room. Payments are due once a term and can be made in a variety of ways. Please see the University of Essex website for further details.
Great reasons to stay:
- All-inclusive of bills, cleaning and internet
- Live with your friends; apply together as a group
- Just five minutes to Southend campus and easy transport links to other campuses
- Convenient location just off Southend High Street
- Out-of-hours residents’ support team of student volunteers
- 24-hour reception and security presence
How do I apply for accommodation?
Upon completion and submission of your application form, and provided you have met the required criteria, you will receive an online offer and one-year room allocation.
If you need any advice about applying for accommodation you can contact the Undergraduate Support Advisor at University Centre South Essex by emailing HESupport@southessex.ac.uk
It is important to ensure you are settled and happy in your accommodation when living away from home. There are several letting agents that will help you find the right property for you whilst you are studying at University Centre South Essex. We recommend that you make enquires with them as soon as possible in your application process.
If you need advice on the process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The following companies provide student lettings and would need to be contacted directly.
0161 768 1162
1st Call Property
Ayres & Cruiks
All letting agents will require you to meet their criteria before accepting your application.