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Our Southend-on-Sea residential centre is based at the University of Essex Southend in the lovely seaside town of Southend-on-Sea.

It is situated right in the heart of the town, 2 minutes off the High Street and only 10 minutes' walk to the beach and Pier.

The centre is less than an hour's train ride from London.

Marker University of Essex
Southend Campus
36 Queens Road
Southend-on-Sea SS1 1BF

Nearest airports
London Southend (SEN), 2 miles/ 3 km
London Stansted (STN), 39 miles/ 62 km
London Gatwick (LGW), 60 miles/ 96 km
London Heathrow (LHR), 76 miles/ 122 km

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On campus


  • Spacious, modern classrooms
  • On-campus restaurant
  • Dance/ drama studio
  • WiFi on campus
  • Student social area
  • Single en suite bedrooms
  • Laundry


Students are accommodated at University Square student accommodation, a 2-minute walk from the campus.

  • Single rooms with private bathrooms, arranged into flats of 6 – 10 rooms
  • Each flat shares a common room/ kitchen (not to be used for cooking)
  • 1 bed per room

Meal plan

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided every day.

Lunch and dinner are usually hot; on excursion days students are given a packed lunch. Some dinners will be off-site, depending on the programme.

Special dietary requirements

Vegetarian always available. Others available on request.

Courses available in Southend-on-Sea

Year-round Study Tours

Create a study experience tailor-made for your group. Combine English with an exciting programme of activities and excursions. Choose a sample programme or build your own.

  • Start dates: Year-round, 1 September – 1 June
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Minimum group number: 10
  • Minimum entry level: Beginner
  • Minimum age: 10
More about Study Tours

Typical activities

Activities include:

Movie night, quiz night, disco, and seaside walks.

Specially designed for juniors and teenagers who would like to experience beautiful English countryside, yet still be close to London.

Perfect combination of learning and exploring, with numerous on-site activities and many excursions to Central London and other nearby cities.

Half-day outings in Southend-on-Sea include walking tour, Southend Pier, treasure trail, and the beach.

Typical excursions

Excursions into London

  • Natural History Museum and Harrods
  • British Museum and Oxford Street shopping
  • Madame Tussauds and shopping on Regent Street
  • Shakespeare’s Globe exhibition/tour and Bankside
  • Greenwich with market and National Maritime Museum
  • Science Museum
  • Stratford Shopping Centre
  • The View from The Shard
  • Westminster walking tour and National Gallery
  • London River Cruise

Other excursions

  • Cambridge with walking tour
  • Canterbury and Cathedral
  • Brighton with Sea Life Centre
  • Leeds Castle
  • Windsor and Windsor Castle
  • Hastings and Smugglers Adventure
  • Colchester Zoo

At least one entrance fee per week included.

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The Kings Admissions Team