New students

First things first, welcome to the University of Suffolk and most importantly your Student’s Union!

We're a charity led by your Student Officers and we want to make sure that we give you the knowledge to shape, mould and develop your experience at the University of Suffolk. We deliver your sports, societies, events and much more whilst you work hard and play harder at University. We are located in the Library building next to the break out area, our doors are always open for you to pop in!


We’ve put together a few key points about starting University and what’s going on… 


1. Freshers Fortnight!

Freshers fortnight is here and better than ever, with something to suit everyone we are really proud of the Freshers’ we have put together. Some people assume Freshers’ is only for youngsters who want to party. This isn’t true, Freshers' week is all about getting yourself out there, trying something new and most of all, meeting OTHER students! Don't miss out on your Freshers' week because you don't think you fit the 'Freshers' mould, that's not how we do things here at Suffolk!


Check out our Freshers’ Fortnight calendar below…


For more information about these events, click here…


2. Meet your President and Vice President

The students in the previous year voted for a new President, Vice President, school and liberation officers, of whom have settled into your SU very well. Georgia, your new president, and Amy, your new VP, have definitely made their mark on the University already. You’ll be able to meet Georgia and Amy throughout freshers’ fortnight, they love meeting new students so if you spot them don’t be afraid to have a chat. If you can’t make Freshers’, you’ll be able to find them in the SU office and around campus.


3. Problems?

If you're having problems adjusting to University life, please check out our Advice page here. This should help with any academic, accommodation, finance, wellbeing and healthcare problems. If not please pop into your SU, drop us an email at or give us a call at 01473 338155.


4. Try something new!

When starting University, it is a great time to try something new that maybe you never thought you would do? We have a wide range of societies, social sports, competitive sports and events for you to try out. So why not step outside your comfort zone now! 


5. Parking!

The current University car park (in front of the Library) is available to students and staff, but the spaces are reduced due to building works. Preparations for the new University car park on the Waterfront are underway and it is due to be ready at the beginning of September. The University are also working with Ipswich Borough Council to make available the Athena Hall public car park for University users. There won't any changes in prices as of yet. We understand that there will be no reduction in car parking for students. We'll keep you posted with news as we have it!


6. Join our socials!

Keep most up to date with all things SU by following our social media accounts linked below...