The University of East Anglia

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City/Town - Norwich
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Why Study Here

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is consistently ranked in the top 15 of UK university league tables such as The Times and Sunday Times 2018 and Complete University Guide 2019. Being a campus university, everything you need is within walking distance of your halls of residence. It's also located just 15 minutes from the vibrant city of Norwich which is rich in history and culture, with plenty to see and do.

An internationally renowned university, it delivers academic and social facilities of the highest quality. UEA recently received Gold in the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017) - the Government's new method of assessing the teaching delivered by higher education providers.

UEA is a research-intensive institution recognised for the quality of its research. It is ranked 10 th in the UK for the quality of its research outputs (Times Higher REF 2014 Analysis). UEA is proud of its strong research into real-world issues from cancer, dementia and climate change to water security.


Norwich has a fantastic nightlife, with multiple theatres, cinemas and bowling alleys. The city also offers a wide range of clubs, has a buzzing local music scene, live music venues and plenty of restaurants, pubs and bars. The social life on campus is great too. UEA has multiple bars and an on-campus live music venue offers weekly club nights and regular gigs, having previously hosted artists such as Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding.

Halls of residence

UEA isn't just an inspiring place to study but it is also a great place to live. Offering more than 4,000 fully furnished rooms, all with free WiFi, UEA has student accommodation that covers a variety of price points.

The halls of residence are located throughout campus and offer a range of options. The library, shops, lecture theatres, bars, eateries, Sportspark and UEA's live music venue, Nick Rayns are all within walking distance too.


UEA is a campus university situated in more than 300 acres of parkland. It is located just 15 minutes from the city of Norwich, which is less than two hours from London on the train. Norwich was recently named as one of the "Best Places to Live in the City" by The Times 2018. Easily accessible from campus, Norwich is a mix of old meets new and offers shopping centres, cinemas, nightlife, entertainment and a huge range of restaurants.

Clubs and societies

For sports enthusiasts, the Sportspark has a huge range of facilities and recently became one of only three university sport centres in the country to be rated excellent in a national award supported by Sport England (Quest 2018). With more than 200 clubs and societies on offer, ranging from rock climbing or cheerleading and law to laser, there is something for everyone.

Freshers' Week

The first few weeks at university are the perfect opportunity to meet new people, try new things and explore both the campus and city of Norwich. UEA is known for its friendly community and freshers week is no exception. Every year, UEA warmly welcomes new students with a vibrant plan of welcome events and there are plenty of activities to get involved with.

Student Population
Female / Male Students
60% Female
40% Male
Full / Part Students
88% Full Time
12% Part Time
International Students
78% Domestic
22% International
Stats from HESA

The University of East Anglia Reviews

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Campus is good. Student support was not so good. Mental health support needs to be improved. But they can support you to get rest breaks in exams if you have a mental illness. The doctors on campus is good when you find a good doctor, but the waiting list is very long. Course was disappointing.


eco lecturers are very friendly and helpful. felt welcomed on the first day of uni. student helpers were friendly and even helped carry out luggages.

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