Located in Ipswich, Suffolk, in the East of England, the University of Suffolk became and independent university in 2016. The University Campus Suffolk was previously established in 2007, combining validation with the Universities of Essex and East Anglia. It has a league table ranking of 99 according to the Guardian University League Tables 2016.
The Institution boasts over 5,000 students on a variety of academic courses, such as bioscience, business management, design and public health. There are two main faculties.
The two faculties are;
- Faculty of Arts, Business and Applied Social Science
- Faculty of Health and Science
Higher education courses are also offered at six alternative centres.
The student’s union features an advice centre, shop, bar and café. A range of events are held throughout the year, with clubs and societies for students to participate in, such as dance, psychology and teaching.
There are many sports clubs on offer, including basketball and football, and the University of Suffolk offers a newly built gym on campus. Other sports facilities such as swimming pools and sports halls can be found throughout Ipswich, with most places offering student discount.
The University doesn't own or manage accommodation although there are multiple privately owned halls of residences and landlord managed houses available to students. Athena Hall is the main residence, situated on campus, housing 590 students in four to seven bed flats, or studios. Prices range from £104 per week for a shared flat to £143 per week for a studio room.