This is your opportunity to find out everything you need to know about becoming part of our student community. The day has been structured to allow you plenty of opportunity to speak individually with academics from your subject(s) 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.
Planning your day:
- Check out the time for our subject talks and find out more about your courses of interest - this will be available in the week before the event.
- Make room in your day for the support topics that matter to you such as student finance and accommodation.
- Join us from 11.00am to hear from our Vice-Chancellor / Pro Vice-Chancellor for a welcome to the University.
- 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.
Subject Course Talks and Academic Drop-Ins
An open day is an opportunity to ask questions about the courses of interest to you and get your answers from the academics themselves. There are talks and one-to-ones available as well as tours of the facilities. It is your chance to walk around, imagine yourself as a student and pick the brains of specialists in your chosen subject.Student Life Team
Our Student Life team know what it is like to consider applying for university; they have helped lots of people just like you. They describe themselves as ‘google for the University’ and are available at open days to start helping you. Their job is to answer your questions and provide support as you make those first bold steps, from before you apply, during the process, and from your first day of study.
During the event you can meet a member of our Finance, Admissions, Disability and Wellbeing teams in our own Student Life Centre for private chat on how our teams at the University can best support you at the University of Suffolk.
Support Service Talks
On our open day you can listen to talks on Finance, Career Support, Disability and Wellbeing and Accommodation. These are your chance to listen to staff working in these areas, put faces to names and find out about just how much help we offer our students to ensure you can make the most of your learning journey, whatever challenges you might face along the way.
We provide full tours of our beautiful waterfront campus throughout the day. These tours are led by our student ambassadors, so you get to see and hear first-hand where you will study and what the experience has been like for people just like you.Accommodation Tours
Athena Hall is our on-campus halls of residence located right on the Ipswich waterfront overlooking the marina. During our open days we run regular tours of the student accommodation, so you can see for yourself the choices available and appreciate the close location. Student Union - Societies and Sports Clubs
At the heart of your student experience is your Students’ Union (SU). Run and elected by students, the University of Suffolk SU reflects our student community and their interests and concerns. SU societies and sports activity are a great way to get involved and meet new people, and if you don’t find what you want, you can set it up yourself! At our Open Day you can attend a talk directly from the SU to find out about what our Student Union can offer you at the University.
You can even go on a guided University of Suffolk Student Life Tour around Ipswich town, where you can pick up tips on the best places to visit to during your time at the University!
If you’re interested in Computing, then the DigiTech Centre at Adastral Park is where you need to visit. Adastral Park is home to over 150 high-tech technology companies including BT’s innovation labs. It includes purpose-built facilities for digital research and skills training used by students in the Computing department. As part of the open day we will take you to see these incredible facilities and how this might inspire your studies.
Accommodation tours depart from Athena Hall throughout the event. Tours last approximately 15 minutes, and are available from 10.30am. The last tour will be at 2.15pm.
Campus tours depart from the Waterfront Building every 30mins throughout the event. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are available from 10.30am.
Tours of our Clinical Simulation Facilities take place in the Health and Wellbeing Building. Please sign-up at the Health and Wellbeing Building reception desk. Tours last approximately 15 minutes.
The University of Suffolk's buildings and specialist teaching facilities are fully accessible with lifts and ramps throughout the campus. Our Open Day is spread across all buildings on our campus so visitors should expect to move around the campus throughout the day.
If you have any accessibility requirements that you wish to discuss before your visit please add these details to your registration form or contact us on email@example.com
Parking is free in the University car park on Long Street (IP3 8AH) until 7pm for the Open Day, but is only available for permit-holders at all other times. Please note that The Hold has a car park which is accessible from the University car park, and The Hold car park should not be used for the Open Day. Anyone parking in The Hold car park will be issued automatically with a fine as this car park is not managed by the University of Suffolk.
Visitors who park in the Duke Street car park should note that this is not a University car park and all those who park should use the Pay and Display machines to pay for parking.
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 gives you the chance to connect directly with one of our students or staff, where you can ask questions about all aspects of studying at Suffolk.
Send a message today to one of our friendly student ambassadors – they’re here to help.