The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a highly ranked, internationally renowned campus university providing top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students. The campus is located in 320 acres of rolling parkland and just two miles from the vibrant city centre of Norwich, the cathedral city, and England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. UK Top 25 (The Times/Sunday Times 2021 and Complete University Guide 2021) | World Top 200 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020) | TEF GOLD (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017-2021) | World Top 50 for research citations (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)
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I’m Laura, your TSR representative from UEA (University of East Anglia). You might have spoken to me before on our Twitter and Facebook channels, or on WhatsApp during one of our Open Days. If you have any questions about applying to UEA, or the university in general, please feel free to ask me on the UEA forum or in a private message. I’ll also be dipping in and out of the forums on Student Room to offer advice where I can. As a UEA alumnus and staff member, I should be well placed to help. Why not tell us a bit more about yourself? Whether you're applying now, making your choices, or you're a current student or alumnus, we'd love to hear from you.
Although ongoing measures to tackle COVID-19 mean we can't hold large scale open days on campus at the moment, visiting the University of East Anglia's Virtual open day will really give you a feel of what life is like at UEA. You'll get to tour the campus, meet and chat with other students and check out the accommodation options. Academics and students have also produced a wide range of resources about the subject or subjects you are interested in. You'll find out lots of information about life at UEA, from our Admissions experts talking about applying to university and all things finance to our Students Union and Sportspark teams giving the low down on Student Life.
If you accept a place at the university you will also be invited to join an Applicant Day which will go into a little more detail about your course.
- To find out when the next Open Day is, take a look at the Open Day calendar
UEA Travel Info
The fine city of Norwich is located in the heart of East Anglia, approximately one hour from Cambridge and two hours by train to London. It has its own international airport and great transport links.
UEA’s campus has regular buses to Norwich City Centre and the train station. It takes approximately 20 minutes by bus or by bike from the campus to the city centre. It also has regular buses running from the campus to London.
The city has been voted one of Britain’s 20 best cities (Telegraph 2017), and named one of the best places to live in the UK (Times 2018) – so it’s a great place to choose to study your degree.
Student Life in Norwich
As one of the most vibrant and attractive cities in Europe, Norwich is famous for its historic cathedrals, 12th century Norman Castle and well preserved ancient city walls. It has everything that you would expect from a university city - excellent shopping, a great night life and a vibrant music scene. As well as being surrounded by beautiful English countryside, Norwich is just a short drive away from the North Norfolk coast. It is a vibrant cultural centre, whose highlights include its internationally renowned literary heritage (Norwich was the first English UNESCO city of literature), museums and galleries (including the UEA’s very own Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts), theatres, music venues such as the UEA’s own LCR, numerous cinemas, its beloved football team (the Canaries, otherwise known as Norwich City Football Club), and too many festivals to list. Food lovers can find Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Lebanese, Indian, Moroccan and Thai delicacies in restaurants around and about the city, and you will also find lots of independent coffee houses and some great little bars too.
This en suite accommodation is located on the main University campus in attractive modern buildings.
Our newest residences, Hickling and Barton Houses, offer en suite accommodation with shared living space
The iconic, Grade II* Listed Ziggurats, Norfolk and Suffolk Terraces, are arranged in flats of up to 12 study bedrooms with their own wash basins. Each flat has shared bathroom and toilet facilities and a large kitchen/diner enjoying stunning views across the Broad.
The University Village, located just opposite the main University entrance, offers 713 en suite rooms in a group of 10 buildings and is popular with students because of its sense of community.
Standard rooms are available in Orwell and Wolfson Closes in linked houses with between 5 and 12 students sharing kitchen/diners and bathrooms. Orwell and Wolfson rooms offer a great value option for on-campus living.
Our city centre residence, Mary Chapman Court, offers great value city living with close proximity to bus routes to the University.
Our en suite Hawthorn, Willow and Pine accommodation has recently been refurbished to a very high standard offering 96 rooms in the University Village. Rooms have a ‘pod’ containing a shower, toilet and wash basin, and are grouped in eight person flats, each with kitchen/diner.
#AskUEA - Your University Questions, Answered.
We want to give you an easy way of asking any question you want about different aspects of student life and going to university. Your question doesn’t have to be about UEA, we've designed this to deal with anything you want to know about university.
We also fancy a challenge! We'll try and answer any question you send to us as honestly as we can. We've got access to all manner of experts, all waiting for you to test them.
UEA Clubs and Societies
UEA Eagles Lacrosse are the University's men's and women's teams, who play in BUCS Midlands 2A. Both the men and women put in strong performances over their seasons, and the club continues to grow in numbers.
Livewire is the sound of UEA, broadcasting from the heart of campus for the last 26 years! Host your own show, explore your specialist music tastes, or get involved with production or writing for the blog!
UEA Music Society is a society which gives any student the opportunity to play, perform, meet new people and generally have a lot of fun! All of our groups are un-auditioned so whether you've just started playing or are grade 8 come along and enjoy!
UEA Japan Society is aimed to promote Japanese culture as well as language and cultural exchange between local students and Japanese students. We meet every week in term time for cultural activities.
At UEA Pride, we aim to provide a large range of welfare support and social opportunities to UEA's LGBT+ students. We strive for a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where students can meet new people, have someone to talk to or just even a place to chill out.
Whether you have cheered before or not, become a UEA Angel this year and experience a year you’ll never forget.
DramaSoc is one of the largest and most active societies on campus (and according to our members, one of the best). Our aim is to provide as many opportunities as possible for all UEA students to create and watch theatre, as well as to meet other like-minded people.
UEA Windsurfing and Paddleboarding caters to windsurfers of all abilities- so whether you have never seen a board before or you're a plaining pro, we have room for you all.
Other Contact Details
Address: University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, UK
Telephone Number: +44 (0) 1603 456161
Email: [email protected]