Please find below a range of resources to help you keep living costs down on campus and in Ipswich.
We have a number of kitchenettes across campus for students to use microwaves and hot water facilities for food and drink preparation, please see below list of accessible kitchenettes:
- Waterfront Building – W2.18; W3.18; W5.04
- James Hehir Building – 1.02, 3.05
- Atrium Building – ground floor next to A006, A205
- SU Social Space kitchen
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