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“Would Be University”

Ranked #58 of 116 things to do in Ipswich
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

Local technical college that calls itself a university. promotes what it fails to deliver. Go elsewhere for your education

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Reviewed May 6, 2012

I'm a 19 year old biological sciences undergraduate, currently revising for my final first year exams and I generally can only speak positively about the University and the town. The course itself is taught by experts in their fields, and to a fairly high standard with brillient facilities. It's main building is situated along the Waterfront, which is beautiful when the sun is shining - coming from london it's taken me a while to adjust to the brightness. It's a thiving, up and coming town with a cosmopolitan feel to it. Everything you could possibly want/ need as a student is within a 20 - 30 min radius: the train station, the town, the waterfront, your accommodation, the hospital, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, bars and night clubs and of course the university buildings themselves. The town has brillient for shopping! Really great. Also, I've found the locals a friendlier than your average city inhabitant and alway willing to help.

I'm currently living on the off campus student accommodation block Spring Court, which I personally think is the best of the three. There are so many bonuses to living here - with TV & licience included in rent, washing and drying facilities, a bath and shower, much larger rooms, cheapest and closest to town. However I'm moving to live on campus at Athena next year purely for the fact it's right next to the James Hehir building where the science labs and majority of my lectures are situated. Also the beds are doubles and each room has an ensuite (but no bath). Unfortunately that means I'll have to pay £4 a wash and dry, no tv and it's more the rent is more expensive. The security is better (not that u neeed it) a taxi back from Liquid night club is only £3.50.

UCS also has a great Student Union, the SU bar is decent, they hold numerous events (they've try to make it into a club) but gets boring, better a SU restaurant or modern pub.

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Reviewed April 30, 2012

Recently given university status, this is the towns newest student learning area - adjacent to the opulent Waterfront full of unbelievable expensive, floating craft - as well as the adjoining, stupendous quantity of brand new student accommodation apartment buildings.

Students attending here must think they've come to some sort of fairytale venue..................until they stumble across the dismal, decaying shopping quarter nearby.

If the interior of the university matches the exterior, with its mutlicoloured facade, they'll never fall asleep in lectures.

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Reviewed March 14, 2012

great campus interesting modern buildings,wide variety of courses.

Thank jenny s
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