Here at the University of Suffolk, we understand that on-campus accommodation does not suit all students. As a result we have created the Accreditation Scheme to provide a wider range of options for students choosing where to live.
The Accredited Accommodation Scheme was established specifically with our students in mind. Properties within the Accreditation Scheme are privately owned and managed and we only advertise properties that have been inspected by Ipswich Borough Council to ensure they meet our standards of quality and safety.
Off-campus accredited accommodation is ideal for:
- Continuing students;
- Students who do not wish to live in on-campus halls;
- Groups wishing to live together;
- Students on a budget;
- Students looking for more independent living.
All of the accredited off-campus properties are within easy walking distance of the campus, or on good transport links. Secure off-road parking is available at limited locations; additional charges may apply.
Tenancy lengths may vary, please refer to your timetable to see the length of tenancy agreement you will require.
Prices typically range from £90 - £104 for a room in a shared house; £94 - £110 for a room in halls with a shared bathroom; £105-£110 for an ensuite room in halls. All prices are quoted weekly for easy comparison. Utility bills and internet access are included in the rental costs, unless otherwise stated. The properties are furnished, but it is likely that you will need to bring your own cutlery/crockery and bedding. All accredited accommodation is non-smoking.
Some properties are situated between the Ipswich campus and Ipswich Hospital, which may be of benefit if you are on NHS placements at this location.
The below properties are a sample within the accreditation scheme which can be found in more detail on Suffolk Studentpad. The prices are for 2020-21 tenancy agreements unless otherwise stated.
Accommodation Provider: AXO Suffolk
A halls-style accommodation offering 49 ensuite bedrooms, with shared kitchen. Located within 2 minutes walk from the Ipswich Hub. No parking facilities.
Cost: £105-110 per week (total cost £4,515 - £4,730 based on a 43 week tenancy)
Accommodation Provider: Student First
A halls-style accommodation offering shared flats housing 2-6 students. Each flat has a shared bathroom or shower room, and shared kitchen/living area. Located within 15 minutes walk to the Ipswich Hub. Limited permit parking is available for an additional cost.
Cost: £93.92 - £110.08 per week (total cost £4,508.16 - £5,283.84 based on a 48 week tenancy)
Shared Student Houses. Various accommodation providers
A selection of houses with 4 - 5 bedrooms with shared bathroom, kitchen and living area. Located within 10 - 15 minutes walk to the Ipswich campus. No allocated parking.
Cost: £90 - £104 per week (total cost £4,320 - £4,992 based on a 48 week tenancy)
You can search through accommodation recommended by the University of Suffolk by visiting the Suffolk Studentpad website. Search live vacancies, search within a specific area or set up property alerts to be notified when new properties come online. There is also lots of useful information about many aspects of accommodation that may be useful to students renting for the first time and beyond.
Landlords of recommended and accredited accommodation may need to confirm with the University of Suffolk, your applicant/student status before offering you a tenancy, and similarly to confirm continued student status throughout the term of your tenancy agreement. By choosing to live in recommended and accredited accommodation you are agreeing to this exchange of information taking place.
By taking out a tenancy in recommended and accredited accommodation you will also be agreeing to allow the University of Suffolk to request student occupancy details from the landlords for the purpose of producing statistical analysis reports.