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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, and next to the James Hehir building. Local shops and amenities are close by and the town centre is just a ten 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.

Student Life

  • Known for its hospitable and friendly nature, the University of Suffolk has a growing student community and provides a 'home away from home', with a mixture of vibrant urban centres, coastal resorts and historic market towns. The university’s main campus is in Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk, which is packed with shops, restaurants, cosy bistros, pubs and clubs, all within easy walking distance of the 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 is in the lively seaside resort famous for its miles of golden sands, holiday industry and rich heritage. The college is within easy reach of the meandering waterways of the Norfolk Broads, expanses of beautiful countryside, and a short train ride from the cultural city of Norwich.
  • The University of Suffolk at Lowestoft is a short walk to Lowestoft town centre which offers a selection of shops, or a car journey or train ride from Norwich or Great Yarmouth.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Many nightclubs in Ipswich run nights especially for students. 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. 
  • Cultural experiences can be found at Ipswich's three theatres. The Wolsey Theatre is known for innovative productions, the smaller Sir John Mills Theatre has an eclectic selection of amateur and professional shows, and the Regent Theatre hosts major touring acts, both in drama and music. There are also multiplex and independent cinemas.
  • Sports can be enjoyed at Portman Road, the home of Ipswich Town Football Club, and there is a dry ski-slope for those looking for something a little different.
  • Elsewhere, 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 offers an enjoyable nightlife along with a varied mixture of shops, restaurants, multiscreen cinema and the elegant Theatre Royal.


  • The Ipswich campus is around a ten minute walk from the town.
  • Ipswich train station is a 10-15 minute walk from campus, with direct trains to the local area and to Cambridge and London, both just over an hour away.