I can never seem to study in one place for a long time, whether it’s the library or in my room, I need a change of scenery fairly regularly. Because of this, I’ve found a few good study spots in Ipswich, including a few that are really good on a sunny day and some that you can go to anytime.
Holywells Park is just up the road from the University and during the spring and summer, it’s the perfect place to study. It’s one of the quieter parks and you can usually find a bench in the sun to look over your lecture notes and plan an essay. The fresh air and colourful scenery will make studying much more interesting and enjoyable.
The Grazing Sheep
The Grazing Sheep is located at the end of the waterfront, so it’s really close for a quick change of scene. The big windows have a great view over the waterfront and it always looks lovely, even on a cold day. The friendly staff will be happy to serve you lots of coffee as you get on with writing your essay and you’ll deserve to treat yourself to a slice of cake.
Cult Café is also on the waterfront and I’ve always found it perfect for group study and projects. The big tables will do you well as you get on with your group presentation and there’s always a great atmosphere to make your study not seem so tiring.
Christchurch Park is one of the bigger parks in Ipswich and it’s about a 15 minute walk away from the University. Like Holywells Park, it’s better suited to the warmer weather and the big green open spaces are also great for studying together with friends or on your own. Because it’s so big, you’re always going to be able to find a quiet spot and you’ll get quite a bit of work done while you’re there.