The University of Suffolk has a wide variety on-campus and off-campus accommodation options which are suitable for varying budgets and a range of lifestyles and needs.
Athena Hall is the on-campus halls of residence on Ipswich Waterfront and is just a ten-minute walk away from the town centre. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom and share a kitchen with other housemates. Students can also choose to pay more to have a studio flat to yourself. All of the halls of residence options at the university are equipped with Wi-Fi and benefit from the fantastic social atmosphere of the student community.
Students wishing to live away from the campus are supported by the university's Accreditation Scheme, which helps find approved privately owned properties that meet individual students' budgets and requirements. This assistance can range from assistance in identifying suitable properties, arranging viewings or support with paperwork.
The University of Suffolk offers state-of-the-art facilities including a number of well-stocked libraries across the different campuses, learning and social spaces and cafes and restaurants for students to relax in after lectures.
Subject-specific facilities include print studios, art studios, a film studio, photography studios, science laboratories, sports labs, nursing, midwifery, radiotherapy and social care practical rooms.
The university will also be opening a brand-new Health and Wellbeing Quarter in the first half of 2022. This facility will be home to a range of modern and cutting-edge clinical simulation facilities, alongside a pair of state-of-the-art hospital wards. It will also offer students the chance to gain further real-world experience through its midwifery birthing unit, rehabilitative sports and exercise rooms, a fully functioning radiography imaging suite, and rooms for counselling.
The university has been working in close collaboration with BT to develop a £9.6 million research and engineering facility at BT’s Adastral Park, which will benefit our School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology students. The Digitech Centre will provide innovative digital skills and use of the specialist high-tech laboratories for students pursuing careers in information and communications technology.
Social facilities include the Cult Café Bar – located on Ipswich Waterfront – which offers home cooked diner style food and local beverages, as well as regular events.
University of Suffolk students on Whatuni say:
“Being a relatively newly independent university the facilities are outstanding, with a vast array of laboratory equipment available for science students, this increases the practical learning undertaken on the course.”
“Very good, the library has all the books you could ever need, and the psychology labs were recently improved so I look forward to seeing and using those. There are good study areas at the university and a lot of support available.”
“Modern new building that is maintained. Excellent library with good helpful staff. You can always get a computer and laptop even during busy times. The communal areas are good.”