East 15 Acting School

Information for new students

Information for New Students


Congratulations and welcome to East 15 Acting School!

We are so excited that you are joining us for your training. In order to get yourself ready for your time here, there are a number of key things you will need to know. The majority of these will be sent to you personally in emails either from us, or from University teams. 

Getting ready for life at East 15

Accommodation - Loughton

Our Loughton East 15 students live and study in the local area and our Student Services Team are here to help with any questions you may have. Choose between a shared house, living with a landlord or letting a whole house.

If you have any questions, or want to be linked up with fellow students looking to share housing, contact our Student Services Team.

You can also meet further Loughton Campus 2022-23 new starters in the Living in Loughton Facebook Group.

View a list of all local letting agencies.

Accommodation - Southend

University Square is the on-site accommodation at our Southend Campus. Just a 2 minute walk to the main Gateway Building and Town Centre and a 5 minute walk to our Clifftown Theatre, University Square flats all have en suite bathrooms and shared kitchens. There is also a large common room, launderette and courtyard.

Find out more about applying for on-site accommodation.

Welcome Week

Want to know more about your time here at Essex? Join us at the January Welcome Villages to find out about what support is on offer, what services you can access, and what opportunities we have for you at both our Loughton and Southend campuses – whether you are a new or returning student. 


You can start your University registration online. 

When you register, you become an official member of our Community and get full access to our facilities and services. 

Equipment Lists and Preparation

Read and download our equipment and pre-course preparation lists (updated for 2023 starters).

These are crucial documents to prepare you for the work and study at East 15, including key pieces of equipment, clothing, and in many cases preparatory work that needs to be completed ahead of your arrival.