Choosing where to live while studying

Going to university may be the first time you have lived away from home or you might be new to the area. You may be feeling a little nervous and unsure of what you should consider when thinking about your accommodation needs.

It is natural to be nervous about taking this step and the Student Centre is here to help. This section contains a lot of useful information to help you decide what you want from your accommodation, what you can afford and how to go about booking your chosen room.

At the University of Suffolk we will not tell you where to live; that choice is yours. To help you make an informed decision about where you wish to live, we can provide you with details about accommodation we recommend. We can also provide you with information about tenancy agreements and other factors that may influence your choice.

Students starting a course in September are advised to apply for accommodation before the end of June if they wish to live in on-campus halls of residence. If this property has been filled, we can advise about a range of accredited off-campus accommodation, all within easy walking distance of the campus and local amenities.


Athena Hall

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On-campus halls of residence, ideal for new students and those new to the area.

AXO Suffolk

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Off-campus halls style accommodation, next door to the Ipswich campus.

Spring Court

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Off-campus halls-style accommodation, within walking distance of the Ipswich campus and Ipswich Hospital.

Ormonde House

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A 16-bedroom designated "quiet house" overlooking Christchurch Park.

Shared Houses

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A range of shared student houses that may of interest to those who do not wish to live in halls.

Accommodation for International Students

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Additional accommodation advice and resources for international students

Accommodation Advice

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Find useful information including FAQs and a property comparison table

Accommodation FAQs

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Frequently asked questions concerning accommodation



Purchase bedroom, kitchen and accessory packs for your accommodation