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    Hello everyone! Going to UEA for biomed. Does anyone know if we get parking permits? Sounds odd but I really do need the car to get to uni in the case of emergency that I need to go back home quickly due to my parent's ill health, etc. If we don't get permits, is there any way around this?

    Secondly, when and how do we join up for societies and sports teams? Look forward to going to UEA!
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    (Original post by Hunnybeebee)
    Hello everyone! Going to UEA for biomed. Does anyone know if we get parking permits? Sounds odd but I really do need the car to get to uni in the case of emergency that I need to go back home quickly due to my parent's ill health, etc. If we don't get permits, is there any way around this?

    Secondly, when and how do we join up for societies and sports teams? Look forward to going to UEA!
    Not sure about permits

    There's a society fair and sports fair during freshers week and again in second semester- you can sign up and pay then Definitely recommend BIOsoc *
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    (Original post by lilGem)
    Not sure about permits

    There's a society fair and sports fair during freshers week and again in second semester- you can sign up and pay then Definitely recommend BIOsoc *
    Are you allowed to join sport teams if it's your first time or? Thank you for the suggestions!
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    (Original post by Hunnybeebee)
    Hello everyone! Going to UEA for biomed. Does anyone know if we get parking permits? Sounds odd but I really do need the car to get to uni in the case of emergency that I need to go back home quickly due to my parent's ill health, etc. If we don't get permits, is there any way around this?

    Secondly, when and how do we join up for societies and sports teams? Look forward to going to UEA!
    Students aren't normally allowed a parking permit, no. However the university allows those with extenuating needs, including those with caring responsabilities, to fill in an appeal for a parking permit, as per here https://portal.uea.ac.uk/documents/6...2-28b6992e1190. It might be worth contacting student services for advice before filling it in so they can clarify exactly what evidence they accept e.c.t

    Afraid if they refuse your application I don't know what the options are.

    To answer your question about sports, anyone can become a member of a sports club. Within each club they have different groups from beginner upwards so you can just play for fun if you want. To join the actual teams to take part in matches with other universities you need to be selected- each sports club will likely have trials a few weeks into the start of term so they can identify freshers who are good at the sport.
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    (Original post by Hunnybeebee)
    Are you allowed to join sport teams if it's your first time or? Thank you for the suggestions!
    You can *
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    do u have to pay to join? and how easy it to get jobs on campus and can i apply now or do i have to wait til when i'm there?
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    do u have to pay to join? and how easy it to get jobs on campus and can i apply now or do i have to wait til when i'm there?
    Yes you do have to pay. And I believe jobs on campus are reserved for 2nd years plus, certainly this was the case a couple of years ago- they have a big recruitment drive every spring. There are plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants who will take students on though that you can try.
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    Hey just wondering if I should get a wristband for freshers week or just tickets for each event? How much are individual tickets and are events hard to get into if you don't buy before?
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    (Original post by jbailey24)
    Hey just wondering if I should get a wristband for freshers week or just tickets for each event? How much are individual tickets and are events hard to get into if you don't buy before?
    I know a couple of people who are going into their second year at UEA (i'll be starting my first year this September!) and they recommend getting individual tickets unless you know *for sure* that you will be going to every event when you buy the wristband.

    There's also a chance that your flatmates might not have bought the wristband beforehand so you'll have to go to these events by yourself. It's probably a good idea to ask your flatmates if they would be interested in going with you and buy the tickets together. You guys can just pick and choose which events you want to go to.

    Btw, UEA has yet to release prices for individual tickets but once they update it, you can check ueafreshers.com for events & pricing.


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    (Original post by jbailey24)
    Hey just wondering if I should get a wristband for freshers week or just tickets for each event? How much are individual tickets and are events hard to get into if you don't buy before?
    I bought the wristband, and about half my flat also had the wristband. If you're going to buy individual tickets, the difficulty you'll have is that if you leave it till fresher's week, then you'll risk not being able to buy one, and having to try get one on the exchange, which can be a pain... I think if you think you'll go to at least half the events, it's worth buying the wristband, out of convenience especially, and having the choice... Whilst not all your flatmates will have the wristband (unlikely), you'll meet loads of others who have the wristband and you may go out with them as well!
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    At what time do buses pick you up to go to the city centre and vice versa? And how many times in a day?


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    (Original post by knifeprincess)
    At what time do buses pick you up to go to the city centre and vice versa? And how many times in a day?


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    From campus you can get the 25/26 into the city centre. Depending on how busy it is, they can be about 20 mins! During the day they're very frequent and you should be able to get one ever 5-10 mins. During the evenings. they're a bit less frequent, every 15 or so mins I believe!
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    From campus you can get the 25/26 into the city centre. Depending on how busy it is, they can be about 20 mins! During the day they're very frequent and you should be able to get one ever 5-10 mins. During the evenings. they're a bit less frequent, every 15 or so mins I believe!
    Do I need to have a bus card or something?


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    (Original post by knifeprincess)
    Do I need to have a bus card or something?


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    Up to you - you can get a bus pass for £199 to cover the uni year to go anywhere in Norwich, or it's £3 for a young person's return... Depending on how many times you think you'll go, it may or may not be worth getting a bus pass. I never bothered tbh, but will for second year....!
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    So got my offer in Nelsons court now what? I wanna see my timetable and all dat stuff :/ and is norwich city centre expensive(how long does it take to walk there from campus?) Are the jobs on campus for first years? Is there anyway I can see whose on my accom mobbsy91
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    (Original post by scrawlx101)
    So got my offer in Nelsons court now what? I wanna see my timetable and all dat stuff :/ and is norwich city centre expensive(how long does it take to walk there from campus?) Are the jobs on campus for first years? Is there anyway I can see whose on my accom mobbsy91
    you need to make sure you've accepted your offer and done the induction stuff! Then soon you'll get an email from the uni regarding registration. This'll have information about setting passwords, and accessing your timetable etc... The timetables aren't all finished yet (they're sorting some clashes) but hopefully when they email the registration stuff it'll be ready!

    City centre is relatively cheap, especially compared to other cities. I think about 30-40 min walk, or £3 bus return, or you can get bus pass. Jobs on campus are for 2nd year up, but in spring they advertise so you can apply then.
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    Also, I think soon they'll be sending out an email with links to FB groups for your accommodation, but this may be done when most people have accepted their accom offers!

    University of East Anglia - do you know if the accom office are definitely sending out links for the FB groups this year??
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Also, I think soon they'll be sending out an email with links to FB groups for your accommodation, but this may be done when most people have accepted their accom offers!

    University of East Anglia - do you know if the accom office are definitely sending out links for the FB groups this year??
    Hi Mobbsy, I can confirm the accommodation office will be running the Facebook groups. These are already active for those who were sent offers in June, and we'll be inviting a further 1800 later in the week once more people have received their offers
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    (Original post by University of East Anglia)
    Hi Mobbsy, I can confirm the accommodation office will be running the Facebook groups. These are already active for those who were sent offers in June, and we'll be inviting a further 1800 later in the week once more people have received their offers
    Thank you! - am very glad I hadn't just been making that up :eek:
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    you need to make sure you've accepted your offer and done the induction stuff! Then soon you'll get an email from the uni regarding registration. This'll have information about setting passwords, and accessing your timetable etc... The timetables aren't all finished yet (they're sorting some clashes) but hopefully when they email the registration stuff it'll be ready!

    City centre is relatively cheap, especially compared to other cities. I think about 30-40 min walk, or £3 bus return, or you can get bus pass. Jobs on campus are for 2nd year up, but in spring they advertise so you can apply then.
    ok when paying for accomodation can i pay the whole bulk sum for a semster's rent in 3 instalments? So like autumn semster, i wana get the rent out of the way...

    Are terms and semsters the same - confused by this
    For Students starting in September instalments will be due in October, January and May
 
 
 
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