Student life

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What's university really like? When you're making your uni application, it's easy to get caught up in your research. What course will you pick? Do league tables matter? What support will I get?

But going to uni is about more than all that. It is - quite literally - your life, at least for the coming three years.

That's why we've partnered with the University of East Anglia (UEA). Together we've created the articles on this page, to help you feel more prepared for the university life you've got planned.

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What life at university is like

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For many people, going to university will be the first time they've lived outside of the home they grew up in. So what can you expect from life at university? Students and university staff share their experience in these articles.

Transitioning to university

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University is a very different educational experience from school or college. You'll be managing your own schedules and planning time, and you'll need to adjust to a different style of grading and feedback. Find out more in the articles below.

Finding the right university for you

Early days at university

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We see lots of questions about starting university on The Student Room forums. Find the answers to those questions in these articles.

Tips and advice for starting university

Student support

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Universities offer a wide range of support for students, from financial help to mental health services. Here students share their experiences and advice.

Postgraduate student life

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University life is a little different once you're studying at postgraduate level. Here's a look at what to expect.

Our forums

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Thousands of students visit The Student Room's forums every day to discuss university life. Catch up on the latest discussions, or add your own question.

Our partnership with UEA

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The Student Room is proud to work with UEA, a UK top-25 university (Complete University Guide 2024) and UK top-30 university (The Times/Sunday Times 2024), as the official partner of our student life section.

Located on the edge of Norwich, a lively city full of secret gems just waiting to be discovered.

Visit their profile page to learn more or join the conversation on The Student Room's UEA forum.