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West Suffolk College

Out Risbygate
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3RL

(Sat nav postcode: IP33 3TT – see directions for specific campuses below)

Opening hours

Term Time

Monday and Friday: 8am to 5pm Tuesday to Thursday: 8am to 9.00pm

Half Terms, Easter and Summer Holidays

Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm

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Telephone numbers

General enquiries

01284 701 301 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Careers, Advice and Guidance

01284 716 354

Student Welfare

01284 716 319

Employer engagement, short courses and Apprenticeships

01284 716 246

University Studies and Access to Higher Education

01284 716 341

Adult and Leisure Learning

01284 716 342 or 01284 716 297

Bursary Administrator

01284 716 232

Student Absence Line

01284 716 238 | Report a Student Absence

Edmunds Restaurant

01284 716 259

In Vogue Salon

01284 716 233


West Suffolk College is situated 1.5km west of Bury St Edmunds town centre, bus and rail stations and 1.5km from the A14.

If driving, from the A14 take Bury St Edmunds West exit (junction 42) and follow the road toward the town centre. At the traffic lights, take the left hand lane and turn left, proceed along Western Way.

Proceed straight on at the mini roundabout (Asda on your left), then at the next mini roundabout, take the second exit and follow the road round to enter the main car park. If you are using a Sat Nav, please use the postcode IP33 3TT.

Car Parking

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Students can access the car park from the Beetons Way entrance (if using Sat Nav, please use postcode IP33 3TT), located next to Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre (Abbeycroft Leisure) Get directions on Google.

Car parking is £2.00 per entry and payable by contactless only. No new tokens are being issued. Please take into account local roadworks when travelling to the college. Motorcycles and scooters can park in designated bays for free.

Parking after 6.00pm is free to students attending evening classes. Non-students can use the car park after 6.00pm for the reduced rate of £1.00 during term time.

There is no allocated parking for visitors during term time. All visitors must report to reception.

During half terms and holidays, entrances to the campus are limited. 

Policies, Procedures & Feedback

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If you would like a paper or printed copy of information of a specific website page, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, address and phone number, with the website link/s for the page/s you would like as paper copies, stating if you'd like to collect them or for them to be posted to you. If you'd like to collect them, we'll email you once these are printed and ready for you to collect from The Gateway reception in Bury St Edmunds. If you'd like to collect this from one of our other locations such as Haverhill, Ipswich, Sudbury or Thetford, please let us know in your email.