(Original post by Obfuscator)
Fair enough. The cons. Hmm. Well, there's a lot of concrete. I thought this would put me off: I am a bit of a fan of architecture and the '60s was, generally speaking, quite a dark time in the UK's architectural history, with a lot of ugly concrete. And certainly, if you really hate concrete, you might not like UEA's aesthetics
. That said, UEA is probably the most beautiful concrete jungle you'll ever see. The Ziggurats (the oldest block of student accommodation) are, for some reason, pretty beautiful, and the campus layout does seem to just make a lot of sense.
My friend has told me that the weather is pretty damn temperamental because the whole place for miles around is pretty much flat, so you get the weather coming in from the ocean. It's really, really nice when the sun is shining though XD
It also feels kinda isolated. It is quite a long way out from the centre of Norwich, but even if you include Norwich, it's still kinda isolated: It's pretty much the only civilisation for miles around
The nearest place of note is Great Yarmouth on the coast which is about 30 miles east of Norwich. The nearest city is probably Ipswich which I guess is about 80-90km away. Norwich isn't particularly big, anyway. I don't think most people find this much of a problem, though. Whatever uni you go to, you're probably not going to be leaving the city you're in very regularly anyway, and there's still plenty to do on campus and stuff.
I can't really think of anything, though, that would be bad enough to put someone off from going. I mean, even if you don't particularly like the architecture, you will probably stop noticing it after a couple of weeks, and you mostly see the inside of buildings, rather than the outside. From what I've seen the insides of buildings seem to be in pretty good shape. I think they've actually just finished a nice extension to the library as well, which is cool (I like libraries