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Facilities & services

South Essex College offers you the use of state-of-the-art technology at our bright, lively campuses across the county.

If you need any help or support our student services team is always on hand to offer guidance and practical help with any issues that may arise and our learning services team can help you with your studies.

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Learning services

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

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Help & support

By visiting our Help area you will be able to find the answer to a wide range of queries and search our FAQs for the support you need.

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Beauty salons

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

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Our commercial hair salons are Wella Professional Centres of Excellence and offer students the highest standard of training as well as offering hairdressing services to the general public.

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Waves restaurant

South Essex College's training restaurants at our Southend and Thurrock college campuses offer 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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