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Our two validating universities, the University of East Anglia and the University of Essex, established UCS in 2007, working with Great Yarmouth College, Lowestoft College, Otley College, Suffolk New College and West Suffolk College.
UCS offers an attractive portfolio of courses within the Faculty of Arts, Business and Applied Social Science and the Faculty of Health and Science.
Degrees range from Foundation, Honours and Postgraduate, to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. UCS currently employs around 200 academics who ensure the institution continues to provide students with a high quality and innovative teaching and learning experience.
We aim at UCS for teaching and learning to be underpinned by applied, professional and practice-based research which has national/international recognition and demonstrable impact. Research, advanced scholarship and knowledge exchange will make a major contribution to society and the local economy.
Research is carried out within our academic departments and through our Research Centres, Units and Institutes.
Research and Enterprise Services provides professional support to the Faculties and across UCS supporting the implementation of the institutional research and enterprise strategy and the development of our research environment.
Across our Network and within our Faculties we want to ignite your imagination and create opportunities for learning and for life. In short, if it makes the student experience more engaging and rewarding, you’ll find it at UCS.
Learning Services works with you from the time you join the UCS community through to your graduation and your future career.
Our team of eLearning Developers, Academic Liaison Librarians and Academic Skills Advisors works alongside your course to support you in the developing the skills and confidence you need to succeed academically.
At UCS we recognise the importance of being here if you need us. The UCS Student Services team offers a range of information, advice and guidance services to students.
The UCS Student Services team offers a range of information, advice and guidance services to international students, including:
On campus we have an attractive, large accommodation block, Athena Hall, especially built for students, with 600 en-suite study bedrooms in self-catered shared and studio flats. Athena Hall is only a two minute walk from the main teaching buildings on the Ipswich Waterfront.
Living in Athena Hall is a great way to meet people and make new friends.
UCS works with private landlords and companies to offer a variety of safe and affordable student accommodation through our Accreditation Scheme.
Off campus we have a choice of accommodation including flats, houses and purpose built blocks.
All of the students and staff at all of our centres are able to visit and use resources at all of the UCs Libraries. Each centre has its own collection, and our customers will need to take their UCS card with them and register at each library before they can begin to borrow.
Computers, Wifi & Printing is different at each centre's library.
At UCS whatever you are studying you will be doing it in state-of-the-art surroundings. We have invested across UCS to create environments that showcase the latest teaching methods and support our students to achieve great things.
The main UCS campus is located in the town of Ipswich, the county of Suffolk. Ipswich is approximately one hour from central London and from all major international airports. We also have centres in Bury St Edmunds, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Otley.
Ipswich is a vibrant town combining a cosmopolitan waterfront with a lively town centre, providing a wealth of culture and entertainment.
UCS and UCS Union work closely with a range of partners to develop new offers and activities to help both students and staff access sporting activities within easy reach of the UCS Ipswich campus.
Ipswich Borough Council offer a range of sporting facilities, including swimming pools, fitness classes and gyms, which are open to the public either through a monthly direct debit package or on a pay-per-visit basis.
Concessionary prices are on offer, entitling students to a discounted price for either memberships or individual visits.