Timetables and FAQs

To help you make the most of your visit, we’ve outlined a few things you can do during the Open Day. In addition to meeting some of our course teams and finding out about courses, you can also join campus tours, view the accommodation, and meet student support services.





Doors and registration open  

Waterfront building

10.15am – 3pm 

Campus and accommodation tours  

Waterfront building


Welcome talks 

WLT1 and WLT2 (Waterfront building)


Welcome talk (Health courses)

The Hold


Course talks 

(For Health courses see below)


Arts Building - Architecture (R2.01), Digital Film production (R0.10), Fine Art (R2.06), Graphic Design/Graphic Illustration (R1.06), Photography (R1.05),  

Atrium - Business Management (with pathways) (A1.08), Computing (with pathways) (A0.01), Games Development (A2.14) Screenwriting (A.204) 

Waterfront Building - Accounting and Finance (WLT2), Childhood/Childhood: Primary Education with QTS (W1.16), Criminology (with joint routes) (W2.09), Dental Hygiene & Therapy (WLT1), Early Years and Primary Practice (W1.15), English (W3.10), History (W2.12), Law (and joint routes) (W3.09 & W6.02), Nutrition and Human Health (W3.12), Psychology (and joint routes) (W2.10 includes a tour of facilities), Social Work (W1.20), Sociology (W2.09), Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation Science (W1.19) 


Professional health facilities tours 

Health and Wellbeing Building 

12.45pm for 1pm prompt 

DigiTech tour

Coach leaves from Long Street carpark

12.30pm – 2.00pm* 

Academic drop-ins

Arts Building: Architecture (R2.01), Digital Film production (R0.10), Fine Art (R2.06), Graphic Design/Graphic Illustration (R1.06), Photography (R0.20), Screenwriting (R0.10) 

Waterfront Building: Childhood/Childhood: Primary Education with QTS, Criminology, Early Years and Primary Practice, Psychology (and joint routes), Sociology (W1.26)

Accounting and Finance, Business Management, English, E-Sports, Law (with joint routes), Social Work (W1.29)

James Hehir - Biomedical Science (JH5.04), Dental Hygiene and Therapy (JH1.05), Nutrition and Human Health (JH5.04), Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation Science (JH3.10) 

The Hold: History – Meet at Hold reception for a tour 

1.15pm- 1.45pm 

Accommodation talk 

Careers and Placements talk 

W1.19 (Waterfront building)

W1.16 (Waterfront building)


Finance talk 

W1.19 (Waterfront building)


Students Union talk 

SU Social Space 


Activity and Location

10.30 - 11.00

Health courses welcome talk (The Hold)

11.15 - 12.00

Course talks

  • Adult Nursing (HW101)
  • Children’s Nursing (HW115)
  • Diagnostic Radiography (HW028)
  • Sports Science and Sports Performance Analysis (HW026)

12.00 - 12.45

Course talks

  • Mental Health Nursing (HW101)
  • Midwifery (HW103)
  • Radiotherapy and Oncology (HW112)
  • Paramedic Science (HW016)
  • Physiotherapy (HW318)

12.45 - 14.00

Health and Wellbeing Tours

12.45 - 14.00

Course drop-in sessions

  • Adult Nursing & Nursing Associates (HW101) 
  • Children Nursing (HW115) 
  • Diagnostic Radiography (HW029) 
  • Sports and Exercise Science and Sport Performance Analysis (HW026 Sports lab) 
  • Mental Health Nursing (HW101) 
  • Midwifery (HW103) 
  • Radiotherapy & Oncology (HW112) 
  • Paramedic Science (HW016)
  • Physiotherapy (HW318)

13:15 – 14:15

Accommodation, careers and finance talks (Waterfront Building)

14.00 – 15.00

Course talks

  • Adult Nursing (HW101)
  • Mental Health Nursing (HW124)
  • Children’s Nursing (HW115)
  • Midwifery (HW103)
  • Diagnostic Radiography (HW028)
  • Radiotherapy and Oncology (HW112)
  • Paramedic Science (HW016)
  • Physiotherapy (HW318)
  • Sports Science and Sports Performance Analysis (HW026)

Can I come along on the day if I haven’t registered?
Yes, please have a look at the schedule for Saturday events which will give you an idea of what times talks are happening so you can plan when to arrive (please note that this is subject to change).  Please come to the welcome desk where we will be able to register you for the event and give you all of the information that you need for the day. 

For evening events if you haven't registered please do not worry, just report to the registration desk when you arrive and they will register your attendance.

Am I able to bring a guest(s)?
Yes of course, friends and family members are welcome to join you at the event.  Where possible we fit everyone into talks but in the event that there are a lot of attendees we occasionally ask that just the registered person and one guest attend the talks.

Is there any financial support available for the travel costs for attending the Open Event?
Yes, the University can reimburse up to £50 of the costs for attending the event, for students travelling over 150 miles or for students meeting specific criteria. Please see the the information at Financial Support for Visiting the University for eligibility criteria and how to apply.

I am interested in more than one subject, is this okay?
Yes, there are academic members of staff representing all subjects based in Ipswich and at the Suffolk New College campus at the event.  Even if you don’t make a subject talk, our staff will be happy to talk to you on a one-to-one basis about the course.

Will I be able to view the accommodation?
Accommodation tours will be available throughout the event at our on campus accommodation.  Members of staff from our Student Life team will also be available to discuss other off-site accommodation options with you.  

Will I get a chance to speak to current students?
Yes, there will be plenty of opportunity for you to talk to current students. We will have a number of student ambassadors available during the day who will happily answer questions, as well as our Students’ union.

Are there any catering facilities?
Absolutely! There will be refreshments available during the event as well as a range of catering options across the waterfront available.

Will there be anyone I can talk to about my application?
Yes, our friendly Admissions team will be available throughout the event to give you advice on applying to your chosen course. You will also be able to speak to the academic available and they will be able to offer you advice.

Other than academics, who else will I be able to talk to?
We will have a range of different teams available on the day for you to talk to including; Finance, Careers, Admissions, Accommodation, Disability and Wellbeing, Learning Services and also find out more about our transition programme - Ignite Your Spark.

The buildings and specialist teaching facilities are fully accessible with lifts and ramps throughout the campus. Campus tours will require some walking across the campus, but the majority of the events will be held in the Waterfront Building.

If you have any specific accessibility requirements that you wish to discuss before your visit please add these details to your registration form or contact us on

Our University car park will be free on campus for our open events, a member of our team will be at the car park to meet you upon your arrival and help direct you to the registration point.

Please follow directions to Long St, Ipswich, IP3 8AH. 

Please note that Duke Street car park is pay and display, and is owned and managed by an external company and not the University. 

Any other car parks, apart from the University car park, will be chargeable. 

A map of the Ipswich campus

There will also be a campus map in the programme which you will receive prior to your visit, and hard copies will be available on the day.

"Your Open Day is an opportunity to find out everything you need to know about becoming part of our student community"

Professor Helen Langton, MBE, Vice Chancellor and CEO

For enquiries, please contact: