Please find below a range of resources to help you keep living costs down on campus and in Ipswich.
The SU Social Space offers a kitchen for students to use microwaves and hot water facilities for food and drink preparation.
On campus shower facilities are available to all students, students can use the facilities by collecting a shower head from the Security team at Waterfront Reception and returning it back after use.
In response to the cost of living crisis, hot meals and a food bank are available on campus for any student to access, with no questions asked.
- Free hot meal at the Chaplaincy (next to the SU offices) every 3rd Tuesday of the month 12pm-2pm – all welcome!
- Free weekly breakfast and dinner clubs in the SU social space, book your place on the SU website
Many organisations across Ipswich are providing food parcels for free or for a small fee, please see links below:
- Ipswich Top Up Shops – churches across Ipswich are offering bags of food for £2, with no referral needed. Find your nearest top up shop here:
- Too Good To Go App – download the app to pick up unsold food from restaurants/shops for a heavily reduced price
- Food Banks – find your nearest food bank using the InfoLink website, please note that some food banks will require a referral
If you are looking to keep warm and save on energy bills, a network of warm banks are available across town, both through Ipswich Borough Council and local church organisations.
Ipswich Borough Council Warm Banks – will provide access to hot drinks and a microwave to heat meals, free Wi-Fi, charging points and table top activities will also be available
- Whitton Sports Centre
- Gainsborough Sports Centre
- Ransomes Sports Pavilion
- The Town Hall
- The Reg Driver Centre at Christchurch Park
Together for Ipswich - an organisation working with local churches and partners to create a network of warm spaces, where people can come together to stay warm, enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit or warm meal