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Waterfront Building

The Waterfront Building, located in the heart of the bustling Ipswich Waterfront, opened in 2008 and was our first dedicated teaching, learning and social space.

The building has six floors, one auditorium which seats 200 people, two main lecture theatres each seating 140 people and 34 teaching rooms seating between 18 and 80 people. Adjacent to the reception is a stunning exhibition space, which hosts a range of exhibitions throughout the year, showcasing the work of students, alumni, staff and guest artists.

Every teaching room has state-of-the-art AV equipment enhancing students learning experience and spread across the open study areas there are approximately 50 iMacs. The dual function technology allows students to choose between Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac software, allowing students to utilise the technology that best supports their chosen field of study.

The Waterfront Building supports flexible learning with open study on all floors, where students can access networked computers.

Students are able to socialise in the cafe, Cargo Coffee, which looks out onto the Waterfront, where students can enjoy the cosmopolitan mix of arts facilities, cafes, restaurants, public houses and open social space. 

Next to our main reception is the Infozone, which provides current and potential students with easy access to activities and services at the Ipswich Waterfront Building. The Infozone has dedicated members of staff on hand to deal with enquiries, either face-to-face, over the phone or via email. Advisors can provide information to potential students as well as those already studying at the University, offering advice on the courses available and how to apply.