I meant kind of small by out of the way, compared to the big cities that lots of other medical schools are in, Norwich is ... something to consider. Not saying its necessarily a bad thing (some people like smaller places) but if you're living there for 5/6 years the city you are living in is something you should definitely think about. A major reason why I didn't go to Durham is because it's in, well, Stockon-upon-Tees.(Original post by xXxBaby-BooxXx)
Tbh, it's not particularly. And "out of the way" depends on where you come from anyway It's connected to London by one train, and IIRC you can connect to Peterborough which takes you up and down the country.
opinion of UEA Watch
Last edited by lekky; 03-12-2010 at 20:30.
- 03-12-2010 20:29
- 03-12-2010 20:38
I love it! Although pretty biased since I go there and really enjoy it.
If you have any questions more specific that you'd like to ask then feel free. I will try and be objective and honest.
I like the atmosphere in general. The city of Norwich is lovely, and has most things that you would need. It's quite small for a city, but personally that's how I like it. Student housing is generally cheap compared to many places. The uni's support system works well. There's lots of stuff on the campus, the union is pretty good. Events set up by the uni are great, there are also lots of gigs on your doorstep. A lot of the accommodation is really nice. The campus I love, lake and awesome looking buildings and a really nice layout! Reasonable train links.
Ok I'll try and think of some negatives to give a view point... one of the accommodation, which a few people get doesn't look very nice. But I had a friend who still enjoyed living there, and it's cheap. Some people don't like how the buildings are all made of concrete. Although the buses are reasonable, they are often late.
Ok, that was a terrible attempt at negatives lol. But that's because you should go ^^
Seriously though, if you haven't already I'd definitely recommend going on an open day. It really helps you get a feel for the place and how it matches with your personality, that's how I knew I wanted to go here.
Again, like I say, feel free to ask anything specific, quote or PM me.
(Original post by Hygeia)
- 04-12-2010 01:39
You came to UEA and didn't try to meet me?
On topic: I love UEA and though it has it's issues, there's no medical school I'd rather be at.
Yeah, I failed in that respect. But I will be there again (hopefully sometime just after christmas) and I will definitely come and stalk you!
- 04-12-2010 15:52
i think the course satisfaction comes from applicants actively picking specifics they want at the med school, rather than applying for the usual rah choices UCL, IMperial Bristol n Nottingham etc (where people often dont actively choose what they want in the course and place).
therefor the students there tend to fall on their feet (no pun on suicide there.. ahh imperial lol).