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Student Accommodation

  • Athena Hall is the on-campus halls of residence on the Ipswich Waterfront. It is ideal for new undergraduate students, including International students and offers a mixture of cluster flats and studio rooms.
  • Athena Hall is just 300 metres from the Waterfront Building on the Ipswich Waterfront and next to the James Hehir Building. Local shops and amenities are close by and the town centre is just a 10 minute walk away. The main Ipswich train station is approximately 20 minutes’ walk from the campus.
  • Off-campus accommodation suits continuing students, groups who want to live together, or those looking for more independent living.

Accommodation Costs

University of Suffolk

Typical annual cost of private accommodation £5,000–£5,200

Living Here

  • Known for its hospitable and friendly nature, Suffolk has a growing student community and provides a 'home away from home', with a mixture of dynamic urban centres, coastal resorts, and historic market towns.
  • The university’s main campus is in Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk; it’s packed with shops, restaurants, cosy bistros, pubs and clubs, all within easy walking distance of the Ipswich campus.
  • University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College is located in picturesque Bury St Edmunds, fast-becoming one of the liveliest towns in East Anglia for all recreational pursuits.
  • University of Suffolk at Great Yarmouth College sits in the lively seaside resort famous for its miles of Golden Sands, holiday industry and rich heritage. The college is also within easy reach of the meandering waterways of the Norfolk Broads, expanses of beautiful countryside and is a short train ride from the cultural city of Norwich.
  • The University of Suffolk at Lowestoft College is a short walk to Lowestoft town centre which offers a selection of shops. It is also just a train or car journey from the city of Norwich which has a good choice of shops, bars, restaurants and clubs.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Many nightclubs in Ipswich run nights especially for students. The Cardinal Park leisure complex provides a multiplex cinema, restaurants and nightclubs; ideal for students looking for varied nights out.
  • Ipswich has developed a thriving, varied music scene with opportunities for new bands to play in smaller venues. Larger bands have played at Portman Road to over 20,000 fans. The town’s 3 theatres are the newly renovated Wolsey Theatre, known for innovative productions; the smaller Sir John Mills Theatre with an eclectic selection of amateur and professional shows, and the Regent Theatre which hosts major touring acts, both in drama and music.
  • The Ipswich campus is located close to Portman Road, the home ground of Ipswich Town Football Club.
  • The seaside resorts of Felixstowe in the south, Lowestoft in the north and Great Yarmouth just over the Norfolk border, offer all the fun of traditional piers and a great day out for students.
  • Bury St Edmunds also boasts a fantastic mixture of shops, a brand new leisure complex with restaurants and a multi-screen cinema, and an enjoyable nightlife. The Theatre Royal, built in 1819, is one of the most elegant and sophisticated theatres of its time, with a wide, varied and popular programme.