The University of Suffolk is an inspiring and innovative place to study, encouraging students to embrace change in a world where nothing ever stays the same. Opened in 2007 and gaining university status in 2016, it is one of the newest universities in the UK. It is defined by its modern, forward-thinking and responsive attitude to the changing world around us.


In or close to the centre of a town

UCAS Code: S82

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

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Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 91%
  • Postgraduate 9%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 73%
  • Part Time 27%

Where students come from

  • UK 97%
  • EU 2%
  • Other 1%

Student gender

  • Male 34%
  • Female 66%

Student Services and Facilities


  • The Library and Learning Services team provide access to printed books and journals, over 300,000 e-text books and over a million streamed broadcasts.
  • Open study areas are on all floors of the Waterfront Building, with networked computers and iMacs, as well as computers in the library.

Student jobs

  • The online JobShop enables students to search and apply for casual and part-time paid work or voluntary experience.
  • The Student Ambassador Scheme offers students part-time work on a casual basis.
  • The university works with employers to offer a range of summer internship programmes. Many of these opportunities enable students to get valuable experience while getting paid. 

Careers advice

  • Strong connections with local, regional and international employers ensure that all courses are built with the student’s future work in mind.
  • The commitment to careers and employability across the curriculum is an important characteristic of courses offered at the University of Suffolk and students are encouraged to get involved in exciting opportunities to enhance their employability. Careers events and fairs each year enable students and potential employers to network.
  • The Careers team offer confidential advice, mock interviews, and the opportunity for students to realise their vocational potential. Support is available to develop important careers related skills and knowledge, such as CV design and interview techniques. There are also work experience opportunities in the internship programme.

Health services

  • The university offers student services for health and wellbeing, including counselling services, arrangement of specialist support, mental health advisers and disability support.
  • The Students' Union also run a variety of sports sessions to encourage students to keep fit and active during their time at university.

Counselling services

  • The Student Services team offers independent, impartial and professional counselling to all University of Suffolk students.
  • This support is confidential, enabling students to discuss any problems they may have.

Disability support

  • The University of Suffolk aims to create an environment which is accessible for students with any disability. This includes specific learning differences, sensory impairment, long-term medical conditions and/or mental ill health.
  • Disability and wellbeing advisers can provide advice and support in applying for Disabled Students' Allowances, and arrange tailored support including non-medical help such as note taking, study assistance and/or mentoring, one-to-one study skills tuition, and counselling.

Students' Union

  • Suffolk students are automatically members of the Students' Union, giving them access to support through representation, activities and advice.
  • There are a variety of sports and societies to join, from politics to gaming. The Students' Union can help students start their own club or society if there isn't one to suit their interests.
  • Students have access to Cult Café Bar for food, drink and live music as well as two other cafés on the Ipswich campus.


  • The University of Suffolk opened in 2007 and is one of the newest higher education institutions in the UK. Originally known as University Campus Suffolk, it was awarded its university title in 2016.
  • There are over 4,000 students – of which over 70% are based at the main campus in Ipswich. With students representing 68 different nationalities, the university has a varied and diverse student body, which creates a stimulating and inspiring place to study.

Fascinating Fact

  • Gaining university status in 2016, Suffolk is one of the newest universities in the UK.


University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1QJ