Cost of Living


The University of Suffolk and the Students’ Union is committed to supporting students and staff with the cost of living and is implementing several measures to help. These practical measures are designed to support students over the winter months and help maintain wellbeing during key study periods.

Free car parking for permit holders
From 1 November University of Suffolk permit holders will not be required to purchase a parking stay from Monday to Friday. Weekend parking is already free and permits also need displaying over weekends.
This concession will remain in place until 31 March 2023 and all other terms and conditions remain in place during this period including the display of valid permits.

Additional support for students to help with the cost of living:

Free weekly breakfast and dinner clubs
in the SU Social Space, bookable in advance
Free food bank which can be accessed by contacting a member of SU Advice at
Lunch bags in the SU Social Space, readily available for students to help themselves to
Free tea and coffee from the SU Social Space kitchen
Free sanitary products available from the SU toilets

We will provide updates on these initiatives as they develop. The Student Life team continue to support our students with financial advice and guidance. Please visit the Student Centre or email to speak to someone further about your situation.

Other Helpful Links
Bursaries and Scholarships
Other Financial Support
Financial Support Fund

Earn while you learn

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Keeping costs down

Wide view of SU Social Space, students sitting around casually, some eating lunch, some chatting.

Free facilities for staying warm, clean and fed across the university campus and in Ipswich

Students' Union support

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The Cost of Living campaign is offered in partnership with the Students' Union. See how they are supporting you too. 

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