Shared Houses

There are a number of shared student houses within the accreditation scheme. They can be found in various locations but all within walking distance of the Ipswich campus.

Most were previously family homes that have been converted to student houses; each house contains a shared bathroom, kitchen and social area, and typically have 4–5 bedrooms per house. Each property is managed by the owner or a managing agent on their behalf.

These properties are available to students in any year of study (unless otherwise stated) but may be of particular interest to:

  • Continuing students
  • Students looking for more independent living
  • Student friendship groups looking to live together
  • Students on a budget
  • Students who do not wish to live in on-campus halls
Some properties may be located between the Ipswich campus and the Ipswich Hospital which may be of benefit to students on NHS placement at this location.

Oxford Road

Oxford Road features 4 bedrooms, a large kitchen/breakfast room, sitting/dining room, shower and bathroom with separate toilet, and rear garden.

It is situated in a residential area and is a 5-minute walk to the Ipswich campus. There are local shops and amenities, and the town centre is a 15-minute walk away. This property is managed by Student First. 

This property is available to students in any year of study but may be of particular interest to:

  • Continuing students
  • Students looking for more independent living
  • Student friendship groups looking to live together
  • Students on a budget
  • Students who do not wish to live in on-campus halls

Oxford Road terraced student house

Each bedroom is furnished with a bed, bedside cabinet, chest of drawers, wardrobe, study desk and chair, and curtains or window blind. The property has a shared bathroom and toilet, kitchen/breakfast room and sitting/dining room. There is a garden to the rear of the property.


  • Self-catered
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Shared bathroom, kitchen and living area
  • Utility bills and WiFi included in the rent
  • 48 week tenancies available, including Christmas and Easter periods. 
  • Secure key entry to the flat and bedroom
  • 24 hour emergency number
  • TV license required for any of your own devices you use to watch TV as it is broadcast or BBC iPlayer
  • Bike storage
  • Smoking is not permitted inside the building
  • Outdoor area
  • Parking is not available at this property

Rooms are priced at £105–£120 per week for the 2023–2024 academic year. There is a deposit of £250.

The tenancy length is 48 weeks.

The above information is based on tenancies starting in September. For students starting a course in January/February, or deciding to take accommodation part way through the academic year, contact Student First direct to enquire further.

We strongly recommend you request and read a tenancy agreement, booking terms and conditions and cancellation policy before making a booking.

It is likely you will need to pay the deposit and advanced rent before the first instalment of student finance is due to you. We strongly recommend that students plan for this and save for their deposit/advanced rent over the months leading up to the start of the tenancy agreement.

This property in Oxford Road is managed by Student First. There is no legal connection with the University of Suffolk. It is your responsibility to understand and agree/sign the tenancy agreement and to determine the suitability of the accommodation depending on your needs and your ability to pay the rent. You should not sign a tenancy agreement with any accommodation provider until you are completely happy with your choice.

The information provided here is purely for guidance. All tenancy details should be discussed direct with the accommodation provider.

Please check the cancellation policy with Student First before committing to a room, this should advise what will happen if you book a room and wish to cancel it. Check if you will be released from the tenancy agreement if you do not meet the conditions of your offer at the University of Suffolk; please note it might not be possible to cancel if you decide you no longer wish to live there or have secured a place at a different university. For this reason, you are advised to only book once you are certain you have made the right choice for you. If you are selecting the University of Suffolk as your insurance choice, you are advised not to book a room unless you decide to study here.

If you are bringing a TV set or watching TV as it is broadcast on any device include a laptop or mobile phone, you will require your own TV licence. This includes downloading or watching BBC programmes on demand — including catch up TV — on BBC iPlayer.  For more information please see the TV Licensing website.

This property is not suitable for families with children. Pets are not permitted in the accommodation. Smoking is not permitted inside the accommodation. Parking is not available at this property.

Student First manages this property independently of the University of Suffolk. Please contact them direct for any additional information you require or questions you may have about their property or tenancy agreement. You can also make arrangements to view the building with Student First. You will find their property advertised and contact details on our off-campus accommodation portal: Suffolk Studentpad.

To book a tenancy for a course starting in September, please see Suffolk Studentpad for available options. For courses starting at any other time of year or for tenancies starting part way through the course please call or email Student First direct to enquire.

Please make sure you request and read the booking terms and conditions, and sample tenancy agreement carefully before you book a room.

Not sure if Oxford Road is for you? See the other accommodation pages to learn more about the other accommodation we recommend.

Landlords/managing agents of recommended and accredited accommodation may need to confirm with the University of Suffolk your applicant/student status before offering you a tenancy, and similarly to confirm continued student status throughout the term of your tenancy agreement. By choosing to live in this property you are agreeing to this exchange of information taking place.

By taking out a tenancy in recommended and accredited accommodation you will also be agreeing to allow the University of Suffolk to request student occupancy details from the landlords/managing agents for the purpose of producing statistical analysis reports.