Finding somewhere quiet but suitable for studying can be a tricky task. We sent our students to 4 different places to test out if it was suitable or not….
QUAY PLACE : Rated – 4/5
Quay Place is a renovated church on the one-way system into Ipswich town. It is now a library type area for people to work from and study in free of charge. My first struggle was parking, if you’re a driver then you have to pay for parking outside which is annoying. The area is quiet and there’s plenty of plug sockets and access to hot drinks with a donation! Only other downside is it’s very cold in there!
CAFÉ NERO : Rated – 4/5
I sat in the upstairs area right at the back and it was perfect! Plug sockets, warmth and quiet in this area. Obviously you have to buy a drink or something to be able to sit in, but I wanted a cup of tea anyway! Parking’s a struggle as it’s in town but a nice area to work from.
NOVOTEL : Rated 4.5/5
Novotel is obviously a hotel and not a study area, however I tested them out anyway! I sat in the bar area and I actually really enjoyed working in there! Plug sockets, hot drinks and very warm! Staff weren’t the friendliest but there’s parking too!
IPSWICH LIBRARY : Rated 4/5
This was my first time in the library in town and it was actually okay! I was in the Northgate room and there were plug sockets and it was a nice environment. Very quiet so I felt a bit uncomfortable if I made any noise on my laptop.