This year it is open to both staff and students (including those who aren’t studying English with us this year) and there are a variety of categories to choose from.

Entries can be made to more than one category, which are listed below:

  • Short story - under 1500 words
  • Flash fiction – under 200 words
  • Poem or song lyrics ( can be recorded)
  • Screen play or theatre play
  • Speech ( can be recorded)

The closing date is 22nd March 2019, so you’re encouraged to start writing your fantastic, award-winning entries now! The winners will be invited to an evening at Shelley’s (with delicious food and nibbles).

If you have any queries please do contact Suzy Haynes via the team email address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The English team and I look forward to receiving all your/ your students wonderful entries.

The University of Suffolk are working alongside the Ipswich Opportunity Area to measure young people’s participation in social action.

Youth social action is young people taking practical action to help others. To create positive social change that is of benefit to the wider community as well as themselves.

By identifying whether young people are engaging in social action, and how many are participating, the Ipswich Opportunity Area will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of current interventions in engaging young people and identify areas of need for social action programmes across Ipswich.

We would like to encourage young people to take the time to fill in this short anonymous survey and have a chance to win a £20 online voucher as a result of taking part:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IpswichYSA

If you have any further questions regarding the survey, please contact Katie Tyrrell at the University of Suffolk: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information about Youth Social Action visit: https://www.iwill.org.uk/

Thank you in advance for your support.


Scrambled eggs with farmhouse toast


Scrambled eggs and croutes


Baked beans and croutes

New Breakfast Items

Farmhouse toast with smashed avocado and a poached egg - £1.80

Scrambled eggs with farmhouse toast - £1.50

Freshly Made to order.

Also check out takeaway pots:

Scrambled eggs and croutes - £1.00

Baked beans and croutes - £1.00

Youth social action is young people taking practical action to help others. To create positive social change that is of benefit to the wider community as well as themselves.

By identifying whether young people are engaging in social action, and how many are participating, the Ipswich Opportunity Area will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of current interventions in engaging young people and identify areas of need for social action programmes across Ipswich.

Please could you take the time to fill in this short anonymous survey, you will have a chance to win a £20 online voucher as a result of taking part: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IpswichYSA

If you have any further questions regarding the survey, please contact Katie Tyrrell at the University of Suffolk: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information about Youth Social Action visit: https://www.iwill.org.uk/

Thank you in advance for your support.

Please sign the petition calling on the government to “to urgently increase college funding to sustainable levels, including immediate parity with recently announced increases to schools funding”.

It has currently been signed by over 24,000 people. Once a petition has received 10,000 signature it is guaranteed a response by Government and if it can gain 100,000 signature it will be considered for discussion in Parliament.

So if you haven’t already done so please follow this link https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/229744 and sign up.

Better still ask your colleagues and students to sign as well. You can access an interactive map which shows you the level of support in your area.

Let’s hope we can reach that 100,000 target.

We realise that students will want to find the most cost effective way to park and if this includes parking in nearby residential streets please be alert to the following:

  • Check first if they are permit only and for any restrictions, otherwise you may risk a parking fine
  • Park in a way which helps residents from being able to park, access their driveway or home.
  • Be polite to nearby residents
  • Avoid congregating in a group in nearby residential streets. Instead use the College site and the square at the front of the College.

Thank you for your support.

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Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? If so you can use the above button to make a report to Child Exploitation and Online Protection.