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Collegiate Athena Hall, Ipswich
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Collegiate Athena Hall, Ipswich

University Ave, Ipswich, IP3 0FR, United Kingdom
0 mi from City Center
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Bike storage
laundry facility
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About the Property

Collegiate Athena Hall is a contemporary and chic student housing in Ipswich situated adjacent to the city centre of Ipswich. It offers a variety of well-designed en-suite rooms and studios, catering to students in search of a fresh and convenient accommodation option near their universities. Athena Hall student accommodation in Ipswich is conveniently situated close to the centre of Ipswich and 3 minutes walk from the University Campus Suffolk along the lovely Neptune Marina quayside. Apart from the University Campus Suffolk, University of Suffolk is 2 minutes walk away from the property and University of Essex is 38 minutes drive from the property. You can choose from magnificent ensuite apartments and comfortable self-contained flats to enjoy your new home away from home.

Ipswich is a historic town located in the county of Suffolk, England. Ipswich has a rich history that dates back to Roman times. It was an important port in the Middle Ages, and the town grew rapidly during the 19th century with the development of the railway and the expansion of the dockyards. Today, Ipswich is a bustling town with a mix of historic buildings and modern architecture. One of the most notable landmarks in Ipswich is its medieval castle, which was built in the 12th century. Other historic buildings include the Ancient House, a beautiful Tudor mansion that is now a museum, and Christchurch Mansion, which houses a collection of fine art and decorative arts. Ipswich is also home to a number of cultural attractions, including the New Wolsey Theatre, which hosts a variety of productions throughout the year, and the Ipswich Regent Theatre, which is a popular venue for live music and comedy. The town also has several parks and green spaces, including Christchurch Park, which is a beautiful 70-acre park that is home to a variety of wildlife. Overall, Ipswich is a charming town with a rich history and plenty of cultural attractions. Whether you're interested in exploring its historic landmarks, enjoying its cultural offerings, or simply taking a stroll through its beautiful parks, Ipswich has something to offer everyone. So choosing Athena Hall surely will be the right choice.


You have the option to select between sharing an ensuite room or having your own studio here at Athena Hall. Your safety is our priority, which is why the property has security monitoring in place. To make your stay stress free, we have included all bills, covering Wi-Fi, water, electricity, and heating. Our common amenities include a vibrant social hub where you can connect with fellow students, a laundry room for your convenience, and secure bike storage for cyclists. Each room is thoughtfully furnished with high-speed WiFi, a cozy bed, a wardrobe, a study desk with a chair, shelving, and curtains. You'll also have access to a microwave, fridge, breakfast bar with stools, sofas/tub chairs, a 4-ring hob, an oven, and a coffee table in your private space. Plus, your ensuite bathroom features a shower cubicle, wash hand basin, mirror, shaver light, and a toilet. Depending on your preference, you can either enjoy a private kitchen or shared kitchen/living room with other students. Experience a comfortable and convenient living environment at Collegiate Athena Hall!

Location and What's Hot?

Our modern and stylish option for student housing in Ipswich, Collegiate Athena Hall is located close to Ipswich's downtown. In order to meet the needs of students looking for a novel and practical lodging choice close to their colleges, it provides a variety of well-designed en-suite rooms and studios. Athena Hall Student Housing in Ipswich is ideally located near the city's center and is just three minutes on foot from the University Campus Suffolk. In fact, the University of Suffolk is 2 minutes distant by car, while the University of Essex is 38 minutes away.

International students have a well-established admiration for Ipswich's vibrant student community. Because it has so many fun and lively venues for the population, the town is great for exploring and traveling for individuals of all ages. If you prefer being close to the ocean, check out the well-known Ipswich Waterfront, where you may find spectacular natural beauty. At the magnificent Portman Road Football Ground, which has a capacity of more than 30,000 spectators, cheer on Ipswich Town FC, the team that the city loves its football supporters the most. Living at Athena Hall in Ipswich makes it easier for students to travel to all the prime areas. Within a short distance from Athena Hall students can find the city side-lined with a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs, and bars to spend their leisure time. In such a convenient location Athena Hall is close to Ipswich's heart along the beautiful Neptune Marina quayside. The TESCO Supermarket is a 2-minute walk from the building which means you'll never have to go too far for groceries. Many of the city's finest restaurants and bars such as The Forge Kitchen Restaurant and Isaacs On The Quay are where you can chill with your friends on weekends. Ipswich's most well-known eateries and takeaway venues are Mariners Restaurant and Bistro on the Quay if you're searching for a filling meal at a fair price. At Cock and Pye, you may unwind with a drink while cheering on your city's football team, or you can dance to the hottest disco tunes at a funky club like Carbon Nightclub, which is conveniently located close to the City Centre.


Ipswich is well-connected by train, with frequent services to London, Norwich, and Cambridge, as well as other major towns and cities in the region. The train station is located in the town centre and is within walking distance of many of the town's attractions. For students who want to travel to the city or their university, public transport is easily accessible from Athena Hall, Ipswich. Coprolite Street, Holy Trinity Church, and Cavendish Street bus stops are just 2 to 4 minutes walk away from the Athena hall. Moreover, Ipswich has an extensive bus network operated by Ipswich Buses and First Eastern Counties, which provides services within the town as well as to nearby towns and villages. You can purchase a ticket on the bus, but it's cheaper to buy a day or week pass in advance. The Derby Road train station is the nearest train station to our student accommodation in Ipswich. With such convenience and comfort, Athena Hall, Ipswich, it’s hard to say no. So why wait, book today with amber!

What will you get

Bills Included


Common Amenities

Social hub
Laundry room
Bike storage

Cancellation Policies (2)

  • Cooling off period
    This property offers cooling-off period.
  • No place no pay
    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.

Payment Policies (4)

  • Booking deposit
    This property requires booking deposit.
  • Payment instalment plan
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.
  • Mode of payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's included in the 'inclusive rate'?

All utilities electric, gas and water are included in the rent on a fair usage allowance with hot water available 24-hours per day. Heaters are controlled individually by the tenants in their rooms. High-speed internet and Wi-Fi throughout the building, including bedrooms and ethernet cable connection in bedrooms Council Tax students are exempt from paying council tax, however some councils may charge tenants out of term time, therefore the tenant is liable for any council tax charges that may be incurred. Contents insurance is provided through Endsleigh insurance to cover your belongings for up to 10,000.

Is there a TV?

A flat-screen TV with 40 channels is provided in most of their apartments and studios. Please check with the management team at your accommodation what is provided. If you've brought your own TV, you'll be pleased to hear that there's a TV aerial point in your bedroom, but please note, you are responsible for providing your own TV licence.

Do I have to pay for a TV licence?

You will be responsible for providing a TV licence should you use a TV in your room/apartment.

Will I have internet in my room?

Broadband and Wi-Fi is available throughout the building, 24-hours a day.

How do I access the internet?

Wi-Fi is available throughout the accommodation. Wired connections are available via an Ethernet cable, and connected to the wall socket in your room simply open your web browser and follow the instructions. Upgrade options are also available. Internet is provided by third party companies and they have a 24-hour support line should you need it; details will be given out with the welcome pack.

Are kitchen essentials, bedding and towels included in my room?

You will need to provide your own bedding, kitchen equipment, towels etc. But, they know that being a student means there's a lot going on and a lot to organise. This is doubly true if you're coming from overseas. So you can buy these items from them to make settling into your home a little easier. You can choose one of their collections that cater for your exact requirement, from The Kitchen Collection which contains all the kitchen essentials through to The Luxury Collection which was curated for the ultimate in superior living. You don't even have to worry about unpacking it all. They will have it all made up and ready for your arrival so you can enjoy the way of living from the moment you walk through your door.

Will my room be cleaned?

Room cleaning is not included in your rent, so will be responsible for cleaning your room. If you're not a fan of doing the cleaning yourself, they offer a range of room cleaning services. You can choose from weekly, monthly, ad hoc and end-of-tenancy cleans.

Are the fitness suites and other social spaces free to use?

Many of their student accommodation properties have their own on-site fitness suites, as well as a whole host of additional social spaces. Access to these areas is free for residents whenever you like.

What do I have to pay and when?

There are three payment options available at Property. Property offers you to pay your rent in 1, 3 or 4 instalments. To pay rent in 3 or 4 instalments, you will need to provide evidence of a UK based guarantor, such as a family member or friend. If you do not have a UK based guarantor and wish to pay in 3 or 4 instalments, they will also accept Housing Hand as your guarantor. Property offers great flexibility in our 4-instalment plan. This is offered for those students who rely on a student loan and/or grant to pay their rent. They still expect 4 weeks of the rent to be paid 10 days before the start date of the tenancy agreement for your first instalment, and a larger second instalment due at the end of September which is when most student loans/grants have been paid to students in the UK. This will help lots of students to manage their finances at the beginning of term. They will ask you to upload your student loan/grant document to your Property's Portal account prior to your arrival.

I am paying my rent in instalments, when are my payments due?

For those students paying in 1 instalment, the rent payment date is: Single instalment – 10 days prior to your tenancy start date For those students paying in 3 instalments, the rent payment dates are 1st instalment – 10 days prior to your tenancy start date, 2nd instalment – the following January, 3rd instalment – the following May: For those students paying in 4 instalments, the rent payment dates are: This information can also be found on your tenancy agreement. Please note that they don’t accept cash. 1st instalment – 10 days prior to your tenancy start date, 2nd instalment – the following January, 3rd instalment – the following May, 1st instalment – 10 days prior to your tenancy start date, 2nd instalment – end of September, 3rd instalment – the following January, 4th instalment – the following May. This information can also be found on your tenancy agreement. Please note that they don’t accept cash.

I am paying my rent in full, when is my payment due?

If you are unable to provide a guarantor in the country of your accommodation, your rent payment will need to be made in advance, in full, 10 days prior to your tenancy start date.

I don't have a guarantor, can I still live in your accommodation?

Of course! If you are unable to provide a guarantor in the country of your accommodation, your rent payment will need to be made a year in advance, in full,10 days prior to tenancy start dates.

When can I move in?

Your accommodation will have a dedicated Move In weekend which coincides with the start of your tenancy. Details of this will be communicated closer to the time. Don't worry if you are not able to move in on the dedicated Move In weekend, you can still pick up your keys during office hours outside of this. Please just contact the helpful on-site accommodation team to let them know when to expect you and to ensure moving in is a hassle-free experience for you.

What documents do I need to check in?

Please ensure that, before you move in, you have * Paid your deposit * Signed your tenancy agreement * Paid your first rental instalment (or full rent if applicable). Please be aware, no keys will be issues to you if rent has not been paid. * Provided 1x photo ID and 1x proof of address for yourself (and your guarantor if applicable) * Provided 1x proof of Visa if required * Provided 2x passport photos and 1x proof of student status.

What do I have to bring?

You will need to provide your own bedding, kitchen equipment, towels etc. If you have specific questions about what to bring, such as sizes for bedding, or whether to bring induction or standard pots and pans, please contact your on-site accommodation team.

Who can be a qualified UK Guarantor?

A resident of the United Kingdom being Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England. A resident needs to be someone who resides within the UK and is recognised as a resident for tax purposes with HMRC. The guarantor must have a fixed address – Proof of address, in the form of a utility bill (less than 3 months old), and photo ID is required. The guarantor must be able to enter their National Insurance number when completing the booking.

What happens if I fall behind on my rent payments?

Your contract with us is legally binding so please make sure you’re clear on its terms and conditions. Here’s an overview of some of the key facts: You are bound to the full contract period – if you leave before the contract ends you will not receive a reduction in rent. You must pay your accommodation fees on the due dates stated on your contract – outstanding debts will eventually be passed on to an external debt collecting agency. Once your debt has been passed on to the agency, you will be liable for all legal charges.

This will be my first time living in this new country and I'm nervous as I don't know anybody...?

Communal student living is all part of the university experience. But at Property think they’ve arranged things to ensure that you have a great environment, friendly people and a real sense of community. they want you to enjoy the now and look back with fondness when the time comes to move on. To help make sure you have the best of times, our accommodation team will arrange events throughout the academic year to help you get to know your flatmates while having a good time – and even learning something new and different from your studies. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for your student residence and on-site notice boards for up-coming events.

I would like to be situated close to my friends in the same apartment block - is this possible?

Absolutely! Please let us have details at the time of booking and they will do our best to accommodate friends and students from the same university together.

What kind of students will be living in accommodation?

A wide range of students live in student accommodation, including undergraduates, postgraduate students and international students.

Are there monthly events or activities planned for residents?

To help make sure you have the best of times during your time with Property, our accommodation team will arrange events throughout the academic year. These events are created for our residents to get to know each other and to help bring learning and networking opportunities to you – so you can learn something new and different from your studies. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for your student residence, speak to the on-site accommodation team or check out the on-site notice boards for up-coming events.

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Student Accomodations in Ipswich

Ipswich Student Accommodation

Finding suitable Ipswich student accommodation can be a hassle, but it's not complicated. Amber offers plenty of affordable, comfortable, convenient student accommodation in Ipswich, Suffolk, all at fair prices. Numerous prestigious universities, including the University of Suffolk, University of Essex, University of East Anglia, City College Norwich, and Regent Cambridge, may be found close to student accommodation in Ipswich Centre. The city of Ipswich offers a variety of Ispwich student accommodation options, from expensive to affordable. In Ipswich every student accommodation in Ipswich, Suffolk is designed with the utmost comfort of the students in mind. Everyone can find something to do in the city. Ipswich student accommodation is divided into private residence halls and private housing.

Private student accommodation in Ipswich, Suffolk, includes studios, shared apartments, and comfortable, elegant, yet cost-effective en suites that include all utilities. The city offers Ipswich accommodation for students from hundreds of affordable options. There are accommodation alternatives for students seeking short-term rentals in Ipswich. Compared to any other city in the UK, Ipswich makes it significantly simpler to reserve short-term accommodation.

About Ipswich

Ipswich City, a metropolitan city in the Suffolk region, is one of the oldest English county regions in the UK. Ipswich, a lovely hilly and mountainous place, was established following England's early war and ancient history. It has long been an important economic sector of the UK. Ipswich is a heavily connected rural area of England because the city shares boundaries with surrounding bustling metropolia, including London, Norwich, and Cambridge. Regarding secondary education, Ipswich is home to the prestigious University of Suffolk. It is close to other well-known institutions of higher learning, such as Regent Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University, and Cambridge Ruskin International College. Students worldwide can obtain undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees from these universities in various subjects, including science, engineering, fashion, and the arts. Ipswich is the most popular international education location in Suffolk, UK, owing to the more than 100,000 international students attending classes each year.

Best Student Accommodation in Ipswich

Any student would struggle with life's necessities. On the other hand, student accommodation is an essential factor for students. Ipswich is a small town tucked away in the English countryside. Located in East Anglia and populated since the Saxon period, Ipswich is thought to be one of the oldest towns in the UK. When looking for student accommodation, students should make sure that they choose properties that offer not only a ton of features and amenities but also safe surroundings.  We have the best choices for student accommodation in Ipswich in the area. Choosing an ideal student housing can be hard as one has to consider ease of commute, amenities in the area, sustainability and, of course, the right price range. The city centre location of the area makes it a popular choice for students for Ipswich student accommodation like studios, ensuites and non-ensuites. Here are some of the best picks for student accommodation in Ipswich, Suffolk:

1. Collegiate Athena Hall, Ipswich

2. 27 Magdalen Street, Colchester

3. Elmstead Place, Colchester

4. The Maltings, Colchester

5. Enso, Colchester

6. Hythe Mills, Colchester

7. University Quays, Colchester

8. The Meadows, Colchester

9. The Copse, Colchester

Cost of Living in Ipswich

People typically spend about £150-£170 per week, which is moderate by international standards. Your grocery needs, including those for fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and water, will be met by this budget. You'll start understanding costs and developing budgeting skills once you've lived in the city for a few weeks. Budgets for students should range from £400 to £750 per month.

1. Food - £20-60/week
2. Gas and Electricity - £100-200 /month
3. Internet and Mobile Phone - £25-40 /month
4. Dinner at a Restaurant - £60-100 one time
5. Laundry - £10-30 /month
6. Stationery and Textbooks - £20-40 /month
7. Clothing - £30-70 /month
8. Travel (Buses, trams, and Trains) - £20-70 /month

Student Travel Ipswich

One of the world's most efficient transportation systems is found in the United Kingdom. Students who travel anywhere in the UK can do so without worrying. Additionally, there may be a few things that each student should keep in mind while navigating the city of Ipswich when making travel plans. Every primary transportation system conveniently accessible and around each university is cleverly connected to your student accommodation in Ipswich, Suffolk. We have included the main transportation options in Ipswich to make things easier.

1. Bus - Over 100 buses travel up and down the City of Ipswich continuously throughout the day. Students can board buses that link to all significant UK highways at Ipswich Old Cattle Market Bus Station, which is close to the city centre. Every part of the city is home to hundreds of local bus stops that are intended to serve both local and international travellers. Ipswich bus fares typically cost £1.20 per day.

2. Trains - The two train stations in Suffolk with the most connections are Ipswich and Derby Road, which are home to Ipswich's two main stations. You won't have to worry about making weekend trips to surrounding cities. The average onetime fare is £2.00.  Another option is an Oyster Card bus pass, which significantly lowers the cost of local transportation.

3. Cycle - Cycling is another option for getting around the city's neighbourhoods. You can visit Ipswich's unique cycling locations, such as the city's renowned Gippeswyk Park and Christchurch Park.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Ipswich

Ipswich has a well-established reputation among international students for having a great student life. The town is excellent for exploring and travelling for people of all ages as it offers many exciting and vibrant places to explore, many located near Ipswich student accommodations. Visit the well-known Ipswich Waterfront, where you can find breathtaking natural beauty if you enjoy spending time near the water. Support Ipswich Town FC, the most adored football team in the city, and shout your heart out at the prestigious Portman Road Football Ground, which can hold more than 30,000 fans at once.

Explore the diverse cafes in Ipswich, where you can enjoy a good cup of coffee and grab a snack. These cafes include Applaud Coffee, The Grazing Sheep, Blends Cafe, The Green Room Cafe & Atelier, and Salt N Pepper Bistro Cafe. You will find many good restaurants serving various cuisines from around the world. These include Bistro on the Quay, Mariners Restaurant, The Forge Kitchen, and Ocean Fish Platter. Do explore the many nightclubs the town offers, which include The Black Horse Inn, The Greyhound, The Fat Cat, Revolution Ipswich, Bar Twenty Bar, and Arcade Street Tavern.

For shopping, visit Buttermarket Centre, Sailmakers Shopping Centre, Commercial Road Retail Park, and Martlesham Heath Retail Park. Love greenery? Visit these beautiful, lush green parks and gardens: Holywells Park, Christchurch Park, Community Garden, Chantry Park, and Wildflower Meadow, Landseer Park.

Ipswich Tourist Attractions

Ipswich, one of the nicest rural towns in Suffolk, has many things to do. The town boasts a well-known beachfront that comes alive with upscale eateries, pubs, and hotels, but the surrounding districts also provide many other outstanding dining opportunities. Numerous top-notch museums and galleries showcase the town's long history. Among the popular attractions are:

1. Framlingham Castle
2. Ipswich Transport Museum
3. Berling Gap and the Seven Sisters
4. Christchurch Mansion
5. Holywells Park

6. Christchurch Park

7. Ipswich Waterfront

8. Ipswich Museum

9. Tower of London

10. The New Wolsey Theatre

Universities in Ipswich

There are many well-known and respectable universities in and near Ipswich that provide various degrees and courses to students. Ipswich, although a rural town, is home to one of the best colleges in the UK:

1. Suffolk New College
2. Westbourne Academy

3. University of Suffolk

4. University Campus Suffolk

5. University of Essex

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