The town of Ipswich is somewhere where I really feel at home. In addition, the university accommodations are really close to the center of town which means you don't need to use much public transport; you can just walk
By member443695 On 16th November 2019
Study in Ipswich
Ipswich is Suffolk’s largest town and it’s where you will find the University of Suffolk.
University of Suffolk
The University of Suffolk is one of the UK’s newest universities, established in 2007. There are four academic schools these are the School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology, School of Health and Sports Sciences, School of Social Sciences and Humanities and Suffolk Business School.
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Ipswich Student Life
The university campus is based very near the centre of Ipswich, occupying a great spot overlooking the marina. This also puts you right next to the Waterfront area, which is one of the main hubs for leisure and entertainment activity in the town.
Cost of Living
Student accommodation costs in Ipswich range from £108 - £173 per week; the average is £133 per week.
Compare the average elsewhere: Norwich: £150/week, Luton: £132/week, Colchester: £144/week.
(prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) over the last 12 months, as listed on StudentCrowd)
The average price for:
A cheap meal at a restaurant: £13
A pint of beer: £3.90
A regular takeout coffee: £2.84
1L of milk: £1.12
A loaf of white bread: £1.13
Prices are about 6% lower than equivalent costs in Norwich, about 7% lower than Luton and about 4% lower than Colchester.
There’s a good variety of pubs, bars and clubs to suit different tastes in Ipswich. Popular pubs include The Fat Cat Free Mouse, a traditional ale pub with a great beer garden and Isaacs on the Quay for a top waterside location and live music. If you are after a club, Unit 17 will be the place to head to, it’s one of the biggest nightclubs in Ipswich and hosts the official weekly student night as well as a range of music genres from rock to RnB.
There is a bus service that goes between the train station and university and then around the town. It takes a longer route between the houses so unless you have masses of gear you can make the walk in 20-mins. Ipswich is compact and anywhere you might want to visit is accessible by public transport and it’s pretty flat so a bike is a good mode of transport to get about.
Around St Nicholas Street you’ll find independent artsy shops and boutiques. For more mainstream shopping there’s Tower Ramparts and the Buttermarket which are the two big shopping centres that exit onto the area around Tavern Street and Westgate Street where you’ll find most of the high street shopping.
The Great Outdoors
Living in Ipswich means that rural East Anglia and its famous beaches are at your disposal! The best ones within a nice student-friendly distance of Ipswich are at Southwold and Walberswick, only an hour away.
Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Rendlesham Forest is just 30-minutes from Ipswich and is a great place to get some fresh air. You can also do the UFO trail and discover more about the famous 1980 UFO sighting!
From Ipswich the River Orwell flows down to the North Sea. Along the river you can do walks where there are plenty of traditional English pubs to stop off at. You can also head out for a spot of sailing or take a river cruise for a fun day out.
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