Ipswich Student Accommodation

Our student accommodation in Ipswich, Athena Hall, comes with shared apartments and spacious studios for you to choose from. All apartments and studios come with your own room & en-suite bathroom, the difference being with our studio rooms you’ll have your very own kitchen area. Students at Athena Hall also enjoy access to some amazing facilities, including an on-site social hub and common areas.

Home to over 10,000 students, the town of Ipswich blends its historic charm with modern amenities making it the perfect hub for university students. The lively town centre boasts a plethora of pubs, shops, restaurants, cafes, theatres and cinemas. While the stunning Waterfront is dotted with a wide variety of bars, bistros and restaurants – all within easy reach of your student accommodation in Ipswich.

Did you know Ipswich is one of the oldest towns in England? So you didn’t choose poorly, being able to take in a bit of history living in this picturesque town. Perfectly located, our Ipswich accommodation on the waterfront gives you easy access to the town, beautiful parks and world-famous beaches, not to mention all within easy reach of cities like London, Cambridge and Norwich.

if you’re studying at the University of Suffolk our accommodation is the perfect home for you during your studies, we’re only a short walk away from the Ipswich campus and the city centre. As a student with Collegiate you’ll always benefit from en-suite facilities, a private study space and kitchen area, all your bills included in your rent and the most important… free high-speed Wi-Fi.

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Intro to Ipswich

Home to over 9,000 university students the vibrant town of Ipswich makes for the perfect place for students to call home. With an array of cultural and recreational activities, you can immerse yourself in the town’s history. In-fact here’s 10 fun facts about the town you’re about to call home!

With plenty of bars, restaurants, pubs, shops, theatres and more, there’s not much this town doesn’t have… and what better place for you to start than the beautiful marina. Lucky for you our student home in Ipswich overlooks the lively waterfront and is just a short walk away.

Universities in Ipswich

Ipswich is home to one of countries oldest universities, the University of Suffolk, offering a range of undergrad and postgrad programs. Their purpose…to change the lives of individuals and communities, for the better. So it’s safe to say you chose well!

Our student accommodation in Ipswich, Athena Hall, is just a 2-minute walk from the university campus, making travel to the university as easy as can be.

Travel in Ipswich

Ipswich offers a variety of transportation options for travelling around the town or exploring other areas. Our student flats in Ipswich are all within walking distance of the marina, town centre and university, with great travel links to surrounding cities. Here’s a brief overview of what’s available to you:

Cycle or walk
Ipswich is a pedestrian-friendly town with well-marked cycle routes too. So it’ll be nice and easy navigating around and doing some exploring of this historic town.

Ipswich bus service does various routes within the town and provides connections to other areas too. So no matter where you are, you can get around with ease. Find more info on timetables here.

Ipswich train station is roughly a 20-minute walk from our student accommodation. The station offers regular services across the country, including London, Norwich, and Cambridge to name a few!

If you’re looking to travel within Ipswich, there are also connections to different parts of town.

University of Suffolk Accommodation

For all students who are attending The University of Suffolk’s main campus, you won’t want to look further than our Suffolk accommodation Athena Hall. Located in the centre of Suffolk and just a 3-minute walk from the university, we couldn’t think of a better place for you to call home during your uni years.

‘One of the UK’s youngest universities; a transformational university, absorbing the best of UK university traditions and aligning them with a twenty-first-century audience and a modern world of employment and entrepreneurship’  – not a bad choice if we say so ourselves.

Explore our Suffolk University accommodation in Ipswich.

  • Modern and spacious student flats, perfect for studying and relaxing
  • Close to the town centre and the University of Suffolk’s main campus
  • High-speed broadband and Wi-Fi to help with your studies at The University of Suffolk
  • All bills included and 24/7 building security

Student Flats in Ipswich

Find the perfect student studio in Ipswich. Centrally located and close to the main campus.

Here’s just some of what’s included with our student studios at Athena Hall:
En-suite bathroom
Double bed
Plenty of storage and wardrobe space
Large desk space with comfortable chair for studying

FAQs: Student Accommodation in Ipswich

How much does rent cost for a student flat in Ipswich?

Several factors decide the rent of student residences, including the type of student accommodation you book. The various facilities and amenities provided by the accommodation and the room’s configuration all factor into the price. Private student accommodation in Ipswich usually costs between £132.20 – £179.76 per week.

How do I pay for my student room in Ipswich?

You can make rent payments online using your credit or debit card via your Collegiate Portal account or by bank transfer. Contact your accommodation management team if you’d like to pay by bank transfer.

How much money will I spend on bills as a student in Ipswich?

On average, UK students spend £37 per month on bills. However, when you book Collegiate student accommodation in Ipswich, all bills are included with your room: Electricity, Gas, Water & Broadband. You also get exclusive access to features such as an on-site laundry room, common room with ping pong table and an Amazon locker.

What are the best student areas in Ipswich?

The Town Centre (with its shops, bars and clubs), Waterfront area and large recreational parks (Christchurch Park and Holy Wells Park) are some of the most popular student areas in Ipswich. Collegiate’s student accommodation is just a stone’s throw away from the University of Suffolk and is situated in the vibrant Waterfront area (with lively restaurants, cafes and bars perched on the water’s edge) and just a short walk away from the town centre.

Can I view my student flat in Ipswich before booking?

Yes, most accommodation providers including Collegiate will provide tours of the apartments – either via video or in person (government guidelines allowing).

What is there to do in Ipswich?

Whatever kind of day you’re looking for, there’s something for everyone in the historic town of Ipswich to enjoy.


It will come as no surprise since the town is home to the beautiful Neptune Marina Quayside, that you’ve got a great choice of outdoor dining places in Ipswich. Not to mention you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to finding the best bottomless brunch in Ipswich. Whether you’re looking for a well-known, trusty high street chain or a lovely local indie cafe, there’s a spot

Culture lovers

Ipswich Museum is home to the Victorian Natural History Gallery, where you can see a host of world animals including gorillas, lions and even a rare subspecies of giraffe. Step back 70 million years in the Geology Gallery or follow The Ipswich Story to see how the area has changed since the Stone Age – the exhibitions change regularly so you can always explore something new. The Ipswich Art Gallery offers up exciting exhibitions and displays of collections by international artists as well as touring shows and displays from local artists.


One of the best things about Ipswich is having the best of a bustling town centre, but also plenty of parks, green spaces and countryside pretty much on your doorstep. Holywells Park is just 10 minutes away from our student accommodation in Ipswich and offers stunning scenery as well as wildlife, a visitor centre and a cafe. There’s also lots of architectural gems in Ipswich including the town hall, corn exchange building and Christchurch Mansion.

Can I walk to university from my student accommodation in Ipswich?

Yes, we’re only a 3 minute walk from the university campus!

Which universities are local to Ipswich?

With our student accommodation in Ipswich, you’ll be well placed for University of Suffolk which is just a 4 minute* walk away (0.2 miles) from Athena Hall.