Southend is the largest town in Essex and a vibrant seaside resort with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. In recent years it has been transformed by a redevelopment and enhancement scheme. It has seven miles of award-winning beaches and the longest pleasure pier in the world. Southend boasts three theatres, museums, numerous art galleries and libraries. There are also over 650 acres of parks and gardens, a fun park and a watersports centre, a bowling alley, leisure centres, pubs, clubs, cafés and restaurants.
Southend Central railway station is opposite our campus and the journey to central London takes less than an hour. Southend Airport, with flights to many European and UK destinations, including Edinburgh, is just three miles away.
Facilities and resources
The Gateway Building houses a purpose-built suite specifically for East 15 students. This includes fully-equipped, state-of-the art rehearsal studios with panoramic views across Southend-on-Sea, plus seminar rooms, computer labs and media production resources including an Apple Mac edit suite.
In The Forum building, students have round the clock, secure access to the Learning Hub, which provides innovative IT and study spaces. The Forum also houses an integrated public and academic library, carrying books and other support materials. Students in Southend also have access to the East 15 Loughton Campus library and the University’s Colchester Campus library.
The Students’ Union
The Students’ Union at our Southend Campus provides a dedicated space for students to meet, have a coffee, relax and watch films or sport. It runs a wide variety of entertainment throughout the term, such as international nights and open mic nights.
Clifftown Studios and Theatre
A magnificent Victorian former church in the heart of Southend’s conservation area, was converted into the Clifftown Theatre along variety of unique spaces for rehearsals, technical and practical work and performances. The church nave, with its original organ and stained glass windows now provides an inspirational and atmospheric environment, re-designed to accommodate the needs of a twenty-first century performance space.