Our two validating universities, the University of East Anglia and the University of Essex, established UCS in 2007, working with Great Yarmouth College, Lowestoft College, Otley College, Suffolk New College and West Suffolk College.
The University of Suffolk is very proud to be home to a vibrant and dynamic research community with a range of specialist academic expertise.
In a rapidly changing and increasingly globalised world, our research is agile, responsive, collaborative, and grounded in robust scientific and ethical approaches. Research at the University of Suffolk:
As a student-centred university, our undergraduate and postgraduate courses are underpinned by high-quality applied, professional, and practice-led research.
Across our Network and within our Faculties we want to ignite your imagination and create opportunities for learning and for life. In short, if it makes the student experience more engaging and rewarding, you’ll find it at the University of Suffolk.
Learning Services works with you from the time you join the university community through to your graduation and your future career.
Our team of eLearning Developers, Academic Liaison Librarians and Academic Skills Advisors works alongside your course to support you in the developing the skills and confidence you need to succeed academically.
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At the university of Suffolk we recognise the importance of being here if you need us. Our Student Services team offers a range of information, advice and guidance services to students.
The Student Services team offers a range of information, advice and guidance services to international students, including:
On campus we have an attractive, large accommodation block, Athena Hall, especially built for students, with 600 en-suite study bedrooms in self-catered shared and studio flats. Athena Hall is only a two minute walk from the main teaching buildings on the Ipswich Waterfront.
Living in Athena Hall is a great way to meet people and make new friends.
We work with private landlords and companies to offer a variety of safe and affordable student accommodation through our Accreditation Scheme.
Off campus we have a choice of accommodation including flats, houses and purpose built blocks.
All of the students and staff at all of our centres are able to visit and use resources at all of the university Libraries. Each centre has its own collection, and our customers will need to take their student ID card with them and register at each library before they can begin to borrow.
Computers, Wifi & Printing is different at each centre's library. Accessing these services are through your student ID number that is displayed on your ID card.
At University of Suffolk whatever you are studying you will be doing it in state-of-the-art surroundings. We have invested across the university to create environments that showcase the latest teaching methods and support our students to achieve great things.
The main Waterfront campus is located in the town of Ipswich, the county of Suffolk. Ipswich is approximately one hour from central London and from all major international airports. We also have centres in Bury St Edmunds, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Otley.
Ipswich is a vibrant town combining a cosmopolitan waterfront with a lively town centre, providing a wealth of culture and entertainment.
University of Suffolk and UoS Student Union work closely with a range of partners to develop new offers and activities to help both students and staff access sporting activities within easy reach of the Ipswich campus.
Ipswich Borough Council offer a range of sporting facilities, including swimming pools, fitness classes and gyms, which are open to the public either through a monthly direct debit package or on a pay-per-visit basis.
Concessionary prices are on offer, entitling students to a discounted price for either memberships or individual visits.
You elect your Student Officers, to fight, campaign and improve your university experience on your behalf. you also elect Course representives each year to sit on Student Council, who hold those Officers you elect accountable and to make sure everything is on track.
Student Council is the body of students that debate and put forward motions to improve campus life however big or small. It's tracked and acted upon by your elected Officers to fulful.
They will lobby the University to make change and voila. The Officers also report everything they do to Student Council within the boundaries of the Rule Book set by Council itself. This is like our golden book to make sure we run elections fairly.
The University of Suffolk is the place that everyone would like to go to obtain the desirable course. I, personally find the teachers and all the staff incredibly helpful. The facilities are extremely good (Rooms, social areas, the library, and its services as well as all the types of equipment that are available).
Mu university is situated close to the town centre, just on the waterfront. It suggest good education, has a lot of sources we can access and many partners students can work with. My programme has a lot of opportunities in the UK and abroad. Everyone working in the university is very helpful and friendly. The lecturers make sure that we understand and love what we study...
i like the university but feel like some of the tutors are not teaching the module properly or explain it right. other than that the course is great, we have small class trips as well as holidays included in the course to help with the language and culture class.