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In a world where nothing stays the same, we all need to change, evolve, succeed and change again.

We are a new kind of university, custom built for a changing world. We absorb the best of UK university traditions and align them with a modern world of employment and entrepreneurship.

Learning to love change matters. It means that, whatever happens, you can change your life, right through your life, always achieving more.

See how we plan to deliver an on-campus experience for all from September

You can apply through Clearing if:

You didn't apply to university before 30 June 
You didn't get the grades for your chosen university
You exceeded your grades
You are holding a place at another institution but wish to change to another university

Got a question?

Call our friendly admissions team on 01473 338352 or speak to our advisers through Online Chat (bottom right of your screen).

Phone lines are open Monday - Friday, 9am – 5pm. Opening hours will be extended from Thursday 13 August as follows:

Thursday 13 August 2020
07:30 – 20:00
Friday 14 August 2020
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday 15 August 2020
10:00 – 14:00
Monday 17 August 2020
08:30 – 19:00
Tuesday 18 August 2020
08:30 – 19:00
Wednesday 19 August 2020
08:30 – 19:00
Thursday 20 August 2020
08:30 – 19:00
Friday 21 August 2020
08:30 – 18:00

Our courses

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Our approach to learning is different. We work with you from day one to help you build a solid foundation of academic skills.


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Got questions? Chat with our students and find out what life at Suffolk is really like.

Virtual tour

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Take a virtual tour of our waterfront campus, explore buildings and find out more about our Schools and courses.

What is Clearing?

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We have provided a set of broad FAQs to help you understand how Clearing works and what to expect once you have applied.

Parents and guardians


Take a look at our advice and FAQs for helping your child secure a place at University.


Accommodation - Athena Hall

Searching for somewhere to stay? Take a look at our accredited on-campus and off-campus accommodation options, our advice and FAQs.

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Clearing Open Day

We are hosting a virtual Clearing Open Day on Saturday 15 August. Please register your place via the link below. 

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Campus Tours

We are pleased that we are now able to offer tours of our Ipswich campus for students wishing to join us this September or to apply to study with us next year. 

I decided to stay in Suffolk...


Megan started a degree in Northamptonshire, before deciding that it wasn't for her. Read Megan's story to find out more about her Clearing experience.

I wasn't going to go...

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Amy, Sophie and Mollie have spoken about their experience of Clearing, tips for applicants and how they knew they were making the right decision.

I didn't get my first choice...

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Phoebe didn't get her first choice and came through Clearing to study Suffolk. Read Phoebe's story to hear about her student experience.

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Graduates in Work

95% of graduates in work or further study after six months*

Here you'll experience a richer, more rounded education, acquiring skills that will always be relevant, no matter how things change.

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2018

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Mature Student

Stories, tips and advice from students who came to university after time away from education.

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Request or download our prospectus here