University of Suffolk

Institution Profile

Transformational university

The University of Suffolk is 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.

We are a distinctive, thriving academic community which makes a clear and immediate impact. Our purpose is to change lives – of individuals and communities - for the better.

At the University of Suffolk, graduates are prepared for a world where nothing ever stays the same. Learning in a place where they are encouraged to embrace change, students are taught to aspire and inspire in equal measure.

Student Recruitment and Outreach team

We organise a range of events and activities to help prospective students find out about the range of options in higher education, and at the University of Suffolk specifically.

We are committed to providing information, advice and guidance to all prospective students, their families, teachers and advisors, and we travel across the UK and Europe to support people in making decisions about higher education. We deliver talks and workshops in schools and colleges, attend community events, parents evenings, education fairs and organise on-campus activities.

What we can offer

We would be delighted to attend any events that you may be running, such as Careers Fairs or Parents' Evenings. Our wide variety of talks and workshops suit different age groups as outlined below. Please just get in touch to book via [email protected]. If you would like to arrange a session on a bespoke topic, please do not hesitate to ask.

Topics we could cover include:

Why Go to University: Information about the benefits of studying at university and where a degree can lead, suitable for years 9-12 and parents.

Making Choices: Advice on choosing a course and university, suitable for year 12.

Student Finance: A detailed look at what financial support is on offer for students, how to apply and some advice on budgeting when at university Suitable for years 12-13 and parents.

The UCAS Application Process and Writing a Personal Statement: An overview of how to apply through UCAS and advice on how to write a strong personal statement. Suitable for years 12-13 (prior to UCAS deadline).

Clearing: Advice for students who wish to use Clearing to find a university place, suitable for year 13.

Student Life: A look into life as a student, including information on living away from home, student workloads, social life and what to expect when you arrive Suitable for years 12-13.

We also offer two interactive activities for you to use in schools and colleges:

  • Lesson in a box - aimed at year 12 students and the boxes are designed to be used during school time to introduce different courses to students. Each box contains easy-to-follow lesson plans, materials, digital footage and student feedback forms.
  • Unlock university - this is an experience is a FREE interactive group activity designed for Year 12 and 13 students to give them more information about preparing for university and life as a student.
  • For further information about the Student Recruitment and Outreach Team please visit our dedicated webpage with lots more information about us and what we offer.

    Download our app

    Prospective students are now able to experience the University of Suffolk from afar thanks to a new 360° immersive app. To download the app, go to the Apple App Store or Google Play Store on your mobile device and search ‘University of Suffolk 360’.

    In a world where nothing ever stays the same, we all need to change, evolve, succeed and change again.

    That’s what we do.

    Be bold and do the same.

    Together we’ll achieve more.

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    We are committed to putting students at the centre of our thinking and the strong partnership between students and staff at the University is central to our ambitions. In a rapidly changing world, we have created a stable and supportive community where our students experience the highest quality in teaching, learning and social environments. Scholarships and high impact research are ingrained within the institution and we offer our students a transformational experience to prepare them for their future.

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