Our Campus

Ipswich and the Partner Colleges

At the University of Suffolk, whatever you choose to study, you will learn in state-of-the-art surroundings. We have invested across the University to create an environment showcasing the latest teaching facilities enabling you to achieve great things.   

The Waterfront Building is the heart of our main campus in Ipswich, featuring a large auditorium, lecture and seminar rooms, study spaces, a café and the Student Centre. The James Hehir Building boasts the latest clinical skills and sports and exercise laboratories, as well as specialist bioscience teaching and research facilities, all created to give you the tools you need to achieve your full potential. The Arts Building is the hub for the humanities subjects with purpose-built, industry-standard studios for: Architecture, Art, Graphic Design, Film and Photography as well as computer laboratories, digital suites and an exhibition space. The Atrium is home to the Innovation Labs (iLabs) and is also the main teaching building for STEM subjects. It is equipped with cutting-edge technology including a virtual environment radiotherapy training suite, a 3D productivity suite and laboratories for Psychology, Games Design, Network and Software Engineering. In the Library Building, alongside the library students will find a range of learning resources and single/group study areas. This Building is also home to the Students’ Union’ offices, SU campus shop and social space.   

Students interested in staying in student accommodation have a variety of options to choose from: Athena Hall is the on-campus halls of residence, located just a 2 minute walk from the Waterfront Building and there are also two off-campus halls of residence and shared houses located close by.  

New Developments 

The new Health and Wellbeing Building opened in 2022, a space on-campus dedicated to the promotion of integrated care amongst our student body, practice partners and the wider community. It houses brand-new clinical simulation facilities, two state-of-the-art hospital wards, a midwifery birthing unit, a new sports and exercise facility, a working radiography imaging suite and counselling/physiotherapy clinic rooms.  

The DigiTech Centre opened in 2021 and is a hub for digital research and training. The Centre is based at Adastral Park and features high tech laboratories which support the delivery of the ICT and Digital Creative courses offered by the University.  

The Hold is a purpose-built heritage centre which opened in 2020, supporting research, teaching and public engagement. The £20m cutting-edge teaching spaces and facilities provide students with a contemporary new learning environment in an immersive modern building. 

Partner Colleges  

It’s not just in Ipswich, the University of Suffolk has two partner colleges. Adjacent to the main Ipswich campus, those studying at Suffolk New College have access to excellent facilities including a laboratory fitted with new equipment for concrete testing, tensile analysis and assessing the engineering properties of soil, as well as a modern sports centre with all-weather 3G football pitches. Our other partner college, East Coast College has campuses in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft; both have undergone recent, substantial capital investment and boast modern study and leisure facilities, industry standard equipment and dedicated undergraduate resources. The College also has an internationally renowned centre of excellence in engineering, offshore and related maritime safety and logistics. 

Student Centre

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The Student Centre acts as the main point of contact for many of the services and activities that students may need before, during and after their studies.

Sports Facilities

Gym, IBC

The University works closely with the Students' Union to help students and staff participate in sport and physical activity at whatever level they choose.

Ipswich Main Campus


Ipswich is packed with shops, restaurants, cosy bistros, pubs and clubs, all within easy walking distance of our Waterfront Campus.

Our Learning Network

University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College

University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College

The University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College, located in Bury St Edmunds, is an established centre for Higher Education with a twenty five year pedigree. 

University of Suffolk at East Coast College

Lowestoft College October 2014 (67)

The University of Suffolk at East Coast College offers state-of-the-art facilities and industry-standard equipment for its Foundation and Honours degrees.

University of Suffolk at Suffolk New College

University of Suffolk at Suffolk New College

University of Suffolk at Suffolk New College is located in the Ipswich Education Quarter, close to the main Waterfront Campus.