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    I wasn't able to go to the UEA open day so I was wondering if some people could tell me what the university is like, what the city is like, what the course is like and things like that?

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    Check out the videos on You Tube for both the Uni and Norwich itself.

    Some people dont like UEA because its 'all concrete' but I taught there briefly 10 years ago and loved the community 'village' feeling with Depts all close together, beautiful grounds, sunny cafes and people sitting around on steps at lunchtimes etc. Norwich is a small town - but a good one, it has a nice welcoming feel and is close enough to London etc for weekends off.

    The History course itself has a sensible reputation and offers a very wide range of optional units - everything from medieval to the holocaust so whatever your interests are (or become) you'll always have something to choose from. If you havnt already seen it - History course leaflet http://www.uea.ac.uk/admissions/broc...g.brochure.pdf The Dept offers 5 separate taught postgrad courses so this gives you some idea of its size and importance within UEA as a whole.
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    Just to slightly correct the person above (Norfolk pride coming in!) - Norwich is a city. It may be a small city compared to London, but it's big compared to some cities, it's bigger than Cambridge, and it's really nice! The market's amazing UEA is entirely concrete, but they do have highland cows apparently at the moment, so there must be some green bits, and there's plenty of greenery if you go anywhere else local.
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    (Original post by Zaphod77)
    Norwich is a city. It may be a small city compared to London, but it's big compared to some cities, it's bigger than Cambridge
    Apologies, you are quite right - double the population of Cambridge. Appearances/10 year old memories are clearly deceptive!

    OP - lots of useful info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwich
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    Coming from NI, where my closest cities are Derry and Belfast, I can say that Norwich is certainly not a small town. It has the best of both worlds, the shops and night life of a large city but the community feel of a small town.

    The campus itself is very community like. You'll struggle not to see someone you know when walking through it. Sure, the buildings are all concrete and grey, which is something I absolutely hate, however at UEA it doesn't seem to be a problem at all. There is so much green around the campus, be it the trees or the grass and everything in-between, not to mention the lake as well. For example if you go up to the top floors of the library, to the window seats you'll think you were in the middle of nowhere. On the flip side, a quick bus ride into the city and you'll be surrounded with basically every shop you need and several bars, clubs and restaurants.

    I'm really glad I never went to the open day, because I feel I would have saw all the concrete and thought I'd hate to study there. Now that I'm here I absolutely love it.
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    (Original post by Grantair3)
    I wasn't able to go to the UEA open day so I was wondering if some people could tell me what the university is like, what the city is like, what the course is like and things like that?

    Thanks!
    To add to the excellent replies so far- check out this page http://www.uea.ac.uk/history/undergraduate-degrees
    There are 4 undergraduate degrees, click on the names to see the modules available. The focus is mostly British with some European modules and the option to do a bit of American History with the American Studies department.

    The city is great- its small enough that once your there you can walk around but big enough that it has everything you need in it.
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    Thanks guys, this has been really helpful!
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    What are the offers like at UEA? I know its roughly AAB but is there any flexibility?
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    (Original post by Grantair3)
    What are the offers like at UEA? I know its roughly AAB but is there any flexibility?
    There isn't any flexibility in terms of the offer given- all offers given will be AAB as far as I'm aware. However UEA are often quite lenient on results day where they can be- with the cap lifted on ABB+ students if you get ABB there is a good chance you'd get in.
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    There isn't any flexibility in terms of the offer given- all offers given will be AAB as far as I'm aware. However UEA are often quite lenient on results day where they can be- with the cap lifted on ABB+ students if you get ABB there is a good chance you'd get in.
    Right, thank you!


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    (Original post by Grantair3)
    Right, thank you!


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    Also I should add not all the buildings are Concrete and grey. They are in the main square but the newer ones down the main road are mostly all shiney and v modern and you'll likely be in some of them for at least some of the time.
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    Getting through the reading nice & quickly, done 2 books so far now I've worked out what to focus on & I think the pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together.
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    Am I right in assuming that you're studying history there?
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    (Original post by Grantair3)
    Am I right in assuming that you're studying history there?
    International Relations but I've taken a few history modules
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    From what you've experienced, what is the history department like? Sorry I'm asking so many question :')


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    (Original post by Grantair3)
    From what you've experienced, what is the history department like? Sorry I'm asking so many question :')


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    Personally I think its great, especially one of the lecturers- Geoff Hicks. He runs the Introduction to Modern History module and specialises in modern British History.
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    Personally I think its great, especially one of the lecturers- Geoff Hicks. He runs the Introduction to Modern History module and specialises in modern British History.
    I'm really considering UEA since the topics that they cover are thing I want to study so this has been really helpfully. I can't thank you enough
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    (Original post by Grantair3)
    I'm really considering UEA since the topics that they cover are thing I want to study so this has been really helpfully. I can't thank you enough
    No problem, glad to hear it.
 
 
 
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