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Accommodation for NHS Students

Students on an NHS course will be required to attend a clinical placement as part of the course. Depending on the course, you may be able to choose where your placement is, or give a list of preferred locations. Accommodation may be available at some placement locations; your tutors will be able to assist you with how to arrange this. The Infozone does not assist with placement accommodation.

Some students will choose accommodation only in Ipswich and commute to their placement; some will take accommodation only at their placement and some will take both. Students are advised to look into the different options to see which one will suit their own individual circumstances before booking accommodation.

Students taking accommodation at both locations may be able to claim the cost of one accommodation back from the NHS, subject to the degree they are studying. More details about this can be found on the NHS Student Bursary website.

A free bus will be provided for Nursing and Midwifery students who have their base site registered as James Paget or West Suffolk Hospitals, taking you to and from the main campus in Ipswich on the days you need to attend. Details can be found in the Induction section of the Applicant Area about how to register to use this service.

Hospital Accommodation Officers

The contact details for the hospital accommodation officer at West Suffolk Hospital are 01284 713491 or email

The contact details for the hospital accommodation officer at James Paget Hospital are 01493 452487 or email


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