This is your opportunity to find out everything you need to know about becoming part of our student community. The evening event has been structured to allow you plenty of opportunity to speak individually with academics from your subject of choice, tour our beautiful Waterfront campus, view the excellent specialist facilities we have available, and explore the fantastic support available to you throughout your studies.
This schedule is for on-campus and in-person Undergraduate Thursday Open Events only and subject to change. If you are only interested in Postgraduate study, please register for our specialist event on Thursday 19 May 2022 (4.30 - 7.00pm).
How to plan for the event?
Check out the time for our subject talks and find out more about your courses of interest.
Make room for the support topics that matter to you like student finance and accommodation.
Take the opportunity for a campus or accommodation tour – available at various times throughout the event.
Watch our virtual tours on our website to gain some insight of what it is like to study with us and hear from our students.
The University of Suffolk, like every other institution in the UK, has adapted to Covid-19 and we are careful to maintain the health and safety of our community and our visitors.
Please note this is an example for our March 2022. The programme will be finalised and published on this page closer to the event.
From 4.30 - 6.30pm
- Registration in the Waterfront Building
From 4.30 - 7.00pm
- Drop-in sessions or subject talks/drop-in's with academics
- Arts/Sports Sciences lectures in their specialist rooms
- Selected subject talks only (see below)
- School of Health and Sports Sciences/Life Sciences
- School of Social Sciences and Humanities
- Suffolk Business School
- School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology - Computing/ Games Design and Games Programming/ Screenwriting/ Graphic Design and Graphic Design (Graphic Illustration)
- Teas and coffees
- Careers Support
- Disability and Wellbeing
- Financing Your Studies
- Students Union
- From 4.30 - 6.30pm
Accommodation Tours (max of 10 people per tour at Athena Hall)
- 4.30 - 5.45pm
Subject talks at 5.00pm
- BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
- BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management/ BA (Hons) Business Management/ BA (Hons) Event and Marketing Management/ BA (Hons) Event and Tourism Management/ BA (Hons) Marketing Management (combined talk)
- BA (Hons) Childhood and BA (Hons) Childhood: Primary Education with QTS
- BSc (Hons) Children's Nursing
- BSc (Hons) Criminology (includes associated routes for a combined talk)
- BA (Hons) Dance - avialable until 6.45pm and includes a tour of DanceEast
- BA (Hons) English
- BSc (Hons) Exercise Prescription and Public Health
- BA (Hons) History
- BSc (Hons) Midwifery
- BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science
- BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
- BA (Hons) Politics (includes associated routes for a combined talk)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (includes associated routes)
- BSc (Hons) Sociology (includes associated routes for a combined talk)
- BSc (Hons) Sport Performance Analysis (combined talk)
- BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sport (combined talk)
Accommodation tours depart from Athena Hall between 4.30 - 5.45pm. Tours last approximately 15 minutes, commencing from 4.30pm. The last tour will be at 5.45pm.
Campus tours depart from the Waterfront Building between 4.30 - 6.30pm. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.
The buildings and specialist teaching facilities are fully accessible with lifts and ramps throughout the campus. Campus tours will require some walking across the campus, but the majority of the events will be held in the ground floor of the Waterfront Building.
If you have any specific accessibility requirements that you wish to discuss before your visit please add these details to your registration form or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking is free on campus for our open event from 3.00pm - 10.00pm. A member of our team will be at the car park to meet you and help direct you to the registration point. To park at the campus car park please follow directions to Long Street, Ipswich, IP3 8AH or The Wharf Car park, Ballast Wharf Walk, Ipswich, IP3 0DT.
Please note that Duke Street car park is pay and display, and is owned and managed by an external company and not the University.
If you are travelling by train, Ipswich Station is just a 10 minute walk from campus. Follow Burrell Road towards Bridge Street and take the immediate right onto St. Peter's Dock after crossing the bridge. Alternatively, there are taxis available from the station.
Unibuddy is a new initiative the University of Suffolk has joined, which connects prospective students with our student ambassadors. When looking at going to university, you might have a lot of questions such as…
- How to apply to the University of Suffolk?
- What courses are offered and how to find out more?
- How can I become a Student Ambassador?
- What accommodation is available on and off campus?
- What else does the University offer? Societies, student life, events etc
Unibuddy enables you to chat to our student ambassadors so all of those questions you may have can be answered by people who have been through it all, giving you the confidence to make an informed decision and easy transition into uni life.
Send a message today to one of our friendly student ambassadors – they’re here to help.
For our on-campus Open Events we have a number of measures in place to ensure you feel safe. Face coverings should be worn in all areas, unless exempt for medical reasons. Hand sanitiser is available across the campus, regular cleaning will take place, and we would encourage you to check-in to our buildings using the NHS Track and Trace app. For further details see Contact tracing below.
It is recommended that you undertake a lateral flow test prior to travelling to the university. If you test positive, you are requested not to visit the campus.
If you are experiencing any Covid symptoms or have been advised to isolate, you are requested not to visit the campus.
If you need to use the lifts, please wear a face covering and lift capacity is being limited to a maximum of two people for the time being.
Although the rules on social distancing have been relaxed, we are recommending that all visitors continue to follow the 1 metre rule and observe appropriate social distancing during your visit.
Contact tracing will remain an important part of minimising transmission of COVID-19, therefore please continue to scan the QR code when you arrive on campus via the NHS COVID-19 App. By scanning a QR code you enable NHS Test and Trace to send notifications. If you are unable to access the NHS COVID-19 App, please complete one of the Track and Trace postcards at reception each time you are on campus.
We have increased our cleaning schedule of the campus which will remain in place. Hand-sanitiser stations will remain throughout the building. We are also keeping the campus buildings well ventilated.
We will return to a virtual setting in the event of new COVID-19 restrictions.