Start your journey

Group of five students chatting and walking in front of the Waterfront Building, with the University of Suffolk building sign behind them.

Deciding to go to university can be a huge decision, even before you start thinking about where to go and what to study! At the University of Suffolk we want you to make the right choices for you. See it your way.

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What’s it like to live and study in Suffolk? 

The University of Suffolk is located right on the waterfront in Ipswich – it’s a small campus with lecture theatres, accommodation, gym and student spaces all just a few minutes’ walk apart.  

The campus is close to the town centre, parks, sports and just a short journey to the seafront at Felixstowe or jump on a train to London.  

 At Suffolk, you will be part of community where you can be free to be yourself. Explore more on our Destination Suffolk.  

Our courses are supported by excellent, modern facilities across a range of subjects from simulated hospital wards in our health and wellbeing building to VR technology available to help with career development. 

Students at the University of Suffolk work closely with lectures and ongoing support is available to help build a strong foundation for a future career.  


Applying to University

Once you’ve chosen which University you want to apply to, it’s time to choose a course. Information about the courses on offer at the University of Suffolk, including an overview of the course, course structure, entry requirements and fees/funding can we be found on our Course Search. 

There are a few things that might help you with your decision, including speaking to your teachers or careers advisor at your school or college.  

It is also worth coming along to an Open Day where you can visit the campus as well as meet course lecturers in subjects you are interested in.  

Next it will be time to submit your application through UCAS website. In addition to the application form, you will need a personal statement and a reference.  

For tips on the application process and what information to include, visit the UCAS website or visit our Applying for a Course page. 

When you have applied, the UCAS tracker will keep your progress up to date including information of any interview opportunities and offers. If you are successful, you will need to accept your offer through the UCAS website. 

Aerial view of the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds

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