A new information display is being officially opened on the Waterfront, enabling visitors to find out more about what’s on and where in Ipswich.
The panels are a collaboration between two students at University Campus Suffolk (UCS) and the design unit at Ipswich Borough Council.
They include a brief history of Ipswich and its Waterfront and show people how far they are away from a variety of attractions in the town.
The two second-year BA (Hons) Tourism & Event Management students involved are Hannah Peckham and Leanne Kightly. They said: “This project is a vital part of our course and has also been an enjoyable experience for us both. It has helped us put the theory we have learnt into practice, gaining experience in how the tourism industry works. We hope these displays will encourage you to explore Ipswich and discover all that the town has to offer.”
Councillor Carole Jones, Economic Development portfolio-holder at Ipswich Borough Council, said: “This is a great asset for visitors and residents who go to the Waterfront. It is especially good to work with the university on this project and we are all impressed with the ideas that Hannah and Leanne came up with; I am glad it has benefited their degree work. I am also grateful to our designer Suzanne Heath who helped put the panels together.”
Professor Mike Saks, UCS Provost and Chief Executive, said: “I am very impressed with the way in which students from University Campus Suffolk have worked with Ipswich Borough Council on this initiative. Their efforts testify to both excellent partnership working and high level engagement by students in community issues – including, in this case, the promotion of Ipswich as a significant centre of tourism.”
David Stainer, Manager of the Tourist Information Centre, said: “Ipswich is such a vibrant town with much to see and do. I hope visitors to the Waterfront will also wander into the town centre, visit our wonderful museums and galleries, and maybe even take in a show at the Regent Theatre. I am really pleased we are able to work closely with UCS in this their landmark building to introduce Ipswich residents, visitors, students and their families to all that Ipswich has to offer.”
The display will officially be unveiled at noon on Monday 27th June.