Err.. yeah, the title says it all. Think of accepting the offer to do history there and heard a lot of good things about it. So what's the worst thing about the uni/ history course and Norwich itself?!
Worst thing. Concrete. Concrete . Concrete.
It is local university so regularily taken there on ventures.
Having said that heard good things about the history course.
Ermm i do History at UEA and love it lots. Very good course with great staff and teaching. However, they do like to give you a few early morning lectures and some lecturers are a tad boring.
UEA in general - its a lovely campus but too much concrete.
The worst thing about UEA was the administration, they never had it working properly in 05/06 at least. This was back when they had just switched over to the faculties system, so hopefully things have improved since then. After that, the constant construction was a real pain.
I cannot say enough good things about history at UEA however, they have a first rate staff and office which is very friendly and helpful, and it is a great place to study. I applied to go back for an MA, and would have gladly done so had I not had other chances to try something fresh.
The concrete....mind you quite a few Uni's have a lot of concrete buildings.
Norwich is small with little to offer.
Forgetting about the concrete, what else is bad about UEA? Is the nightlife in Norwich good?
The Union runs comedy every other Monday, films every Thursday,pub quiz on Sunday, LCR club nights every Tuesday and Saturday, while Monday night is student night in town. Bar is open open every night till 11, 12 on Fridays.
There's the Waterfront too for upcoming bands which is near the Riverside, the Theatre Royal to see performers like Derren Brown and Jimmy Carr, the Arts Centre for smaller gigs, the Playhouse for smaller comedy gigs. To name but a few...
I love the nightlife! there's a big enough variety in town to keep you entertained. I go to about 6 or 7 different clubs and there are one or two more if you need them, though as you do I have about 4 favourites that I go to almost weekly. Then there is the lcr on campus, which is a bit of a marmite place but I adore it! Then there are all the gigs at the lcr and at the waterfront. loadsa cinemas restaurants, bars... about a million pubs. And it's small enough to get around easily and bump into people you know in a club which is much less likely in the larger cities. Admittedly, if you come from london or manchester etc, you might find the clubs a bit small, but that's to be expected. Here ends my two cents.
I do history&politics...
In first year my earliest lecture has been.... 11am, earliest seminar 10am. So it's hardly early, and this semester my earliest is 11am with most being past noon.
The lectures.. well you get the dull ones and the interesting ones with any course, the classes are fairly simple (this is first-year, no idea about others) but they're good nonetheless.
Whoever said norwich has little to offer is a ****** There are plenty of clubs and social events to do. Most people go out to town on mondays and thursdays, then theres lcr (the uni club) on tuesdays and saturdays.
There is also a lot to do with the Union, if you want to start getting involved in societies there are lots many of whom hold events every so often. Also if you want to get involved within the union politics there is council but you can write for the paper concrete and work with the radio station livewire. so even for the shy students uea has lots to offer.
Well its not the best paper in the world and its very politically biased so meh...
I thought they prided themselves on the newspaper.