Open Events

Open Events are a great opportunity to find out more about the courses available across UCS, and to view the academic and social facilities. All UCS open events have academics available for one-to-one discussion, and some of the events will also include talks about specific subjects and support. 

At each of our Open Events there will be information stands where visitors can find out more about student accommodation, student finance, student support and the admissions process.

Of course you don't have to wait until an open event to get in touch with your queries. If you have a question, the UCS Infozone is the first port of call for both current and prospective student enquiries, so why not get in touch? You can drop in to see them in the UCS Waterfront Building from Monday to Friday, or call 01473 338833.

Ipswich Campus Open Events

The next Open Event for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees will take place at the Ipswich Campus on:

  • Saturday 18 April 2015, 10.30am - 2.30pm
  • Saturday 11 July 2015, 10.30am - 2.30pm
  • Saturday 26 September 2015, 10.30am - 2.30pm
  • Saturday 7 November 2015, 10.30am - 2.30pm
  • Monday 7 December 2015,  4.00pm - 7.00pm
  • Tuesday 1 March 2016, 4.00pm - 7.00pm
  • Saturday 16 April 2016, 10.30am - 2.30pm
  • Saturday 9 July 2016, 10.30am - 2.30pm

You can book onto any of the above events using our Open Event Booking Form|.

Directions to the Ipswich Campus|

Try our Online Taster Session| for the BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies degree. 

About our Open Events

UCS Ipswich offers two different types of open events. The full day events start with a welcome at 11am and feature subject talks, information about student support and finance, and tours of the academic facilities. Normally, tours are offered of the Clinical Skills labs, the Science labs, and the Arts facilities - as well as general campus and accommodation tours. Academics are available throughout the event for informal one-to-one discussion but most visitors will attend subject talks. The first talk will be offered at 11.30am, and talks last around 30mins. Some subjects will offer 'taster' sessions which last up to 2hrs, and these will be identified on a downloadable programme prior to the event.

The drop-in (4pm-7pm) events are for informal discussion between academics and students. Sometimes one or two talks will be offered, but the majority of subjects will have one academic at a desk, ready for discussion with students and their families. Some tours will be offered - campus and accommodation tours are always available - and tours will also be offered of the clinical skills facilities. If you are interested in seeing the Science or Art facilities, email| and we can ensure those tours are offered.

Open events will start at either 11am or 4pm, with refreshments available. Normally, academics are ready for the starting time but are not usually available until a few minutes before the event opens. You should aim to arrive in time for the event starting, but if you arrive early, you may find that there is very little happening! We always offer free parking for the event and our Student Union cafe, student bar, and the waterfront cafes will be able to offer you a cup of tea or coffee while you wait for the event to start.

Learning Network Open Events

If you would like to find out more about the courses on offer at the other Centres in the Learning Network, they will be holding Open Events on the following dates:

UCS Bury St Edmunds 

  • Monday 18 May 2015, 5.30pm-7.30pm
  • Saturday 7 November 2015, 9.30am-12.30pm

You can book your place using the UCS Open Events booking form| or by contacting UCS Bury directly on 01284 716333 or|

Directions to the Bury St Edmunds Campus|

UCS Great Yarmouth

  • Tuesday 3 November 2015, 4.30pm-6.30pm
To find out further information about the courses available at UCS Great Yarmouth please contact 01493 418342 or email|

Directions to the Great Yarmouth Campus|

UCS Lowestoft

  • Monday 2 November 2015, 2pm-6pm
  • Monday 9 November 2015, 5.15pm-8.15pm
You can book your place using the UCS Open Events booking form or by contacting UCS Lowestoft directly on 01502 525050 or|

Directions to the Lowestoft Campus|

UCS at Suffolk New College

Course representatives will be available at UCS Ipswich events.

You can book your place using the UCS Open Events booking form| or by contacting UCS at Suffolk New College directly on|

Directions to the Suffolk New College Campus|

Campus Tours

Tours of the Ipswich Campus are available for prospective UCS students.

To book a campus tour please contact the Operations team, on 01473 338709 or email|     


See also...

 layar app

Download the Layar App onto your smartphone or tablet and take an interactive tour around campus during an Open Event.

Search 'UCS' and select 'University Campus Suffolk.

As you wander around the Ipswich Campus, use the app to look through your camera at any one of the UCS buildings to find out more about what is inside them and to watch films about their facilities.

Use the menu option to find out the latest UCS news and events, or even read some of our students' comments.

The app goes wider than the Campus, so look out for other areas to visit on the Waterfront.