The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned, campus-based university situated in beautiful parkland on the outskirts of the vibrant city of Norwich. UEA ranks highly in national league tables, consistently in (or just outside) the top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide 2016–2020. A pioneering British university, it leads the way in fields as diverse as climate change, health sciences, creative writing and more.


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site


Located on a green space in, or near to, a city or town centre

UCAS Code: E14

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Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 72%
  • Postgraduate 28%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 88%
  • Part Time 12%

Where students come from

  • UK 78%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 17%

Student gender

  • Male 40%
  • Female 60%

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • The library at UEA is open 24/7 providing study space, IT facilities, social, and quiet areas. It provides access to over 800,000 books and journals, an online library catalogue and search tools that can be accessed on and off campus, along with a wide range of subscribed digital resources such as online databases and e-journals.
  • The library also has bookable group study rooms with IT and audiovisual equipment, plus assistive technology and specially-equipped workstations for students with visual impairments or mobility difficulties.
  • IT resources include free high-speed Internet, free Office 365 which students can download to their own device, and free unlimited cloud storage, giving students access to their data anywhere in the world.

Student jobs

  • UEA's campus-based Career Central helps students to find part-time work, holiday jobs, work placements and volunteering opportunities.
  • Part-time work on campus is also available through UEA's student helper and ambassador schemes, and UEA's Students' Union.

Careers advice

  • UEA's Career Central service helps students with mentoring and coaching, and with creating CVs and applications.
  • The service supports students through work experience opportunities, networking events and developing links with industry, enabling students to try out different careers and work environments, and to build networks.
  • Career support is built into degree programmes, to ensure students graduate with the experience, skills, confidence and contacts they need to begin a rewarding and successful career. 
  • UEA's Enterprise Centre has been developed to help students turn their entrepreneurial ambitions into reality, whether starting a business, a social enterprise or going self-employed.

Health services

  • UEA offers a medical centre for GP services, specialist clinics and visiting practitioners, as well as a university dental service and pharmacy. The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is also located nearby.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • UEA's Student Support Service offers a range of well-being, counselling and mental health support to students.

Disability support

  • The campus is generally accessible, although wheelchair users sometimes have to take an alternative route. The university has a rolling programme of improvements to existing facilities and aims to incorporate high standards of disabled access into all new buildings.
  • University accommodation caters for a range of needs with well-designed rooms for wheelchair users, students with allergies and breathing problems, and hearing impairment. Carers can also be accommodated and assistance dogs are welcome.

Other services and facilities

  • The UEA Student Support Service can provide general advice or refer students to specialist advisers. They help students with all sorts of concerns such as personal problems, disability support, mental health issues, financial worries, specific learning difficulties and support for international students.
  • The UEA campus was purposely designed so that everything students need is no more than a few minutes away. There are shops, bars and cafés alongside a launderette, post office, a bank, a multifaith centre and a nursery.
  • Other facilities include the award-winning Sportspark, nationally recognised for its excellent sport and recreational facilities, a drama studio, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and the Nick Rayns LCR live music venue.

Students' Union

  • UEA Students' Union helps students get the most out of their time at UEA. With two music venues regularly hosting live music, club nights and events, plus numerous clubs and societies and award-winning student media, the union is integral to the lives of UEA students.
  • Whether students are passionate about climate change, drama, photography, music, media, sports, or something else, with more than 200 clubs and societies, they're sure to find their niche at UEA. And if there isn't a group to suit, the UEA Students' Union will help students set up a new one.
  • The Union also provides commercial services, personal development and professional support and advice on academic, welfare and housing issues to individual students, as well as running their own housing bureau, Home Run.


  • Opening in 1963, UEA was one of the first UK universities to offer courses in Creative Writing, Environmental Sciences and Development Studies, whilst also being a champion of interdisciplinary subjects.
  • Originally built on a golf course, the campus has grown to include a number of award-winning buildings, the £30 million Sportspark, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and even its own Norfolk Broad, the lake.

Fascinating Fact

  • The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, an art gallery and museum located on the campus of University East Anglia (UEA), was used as the Avengers HQ filming location in the second Avengers movie, Age of Ultron.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Matt Smith – actor known for Doctor Who.
  • Caroline Flint – Labour MP for Don Valley, on the Parliament's intelligence and security committee.
  • Gurinder Chadha – film director with credits including Bend It Like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice.
  • Sir Paul Nurse KBE – scientist, former president of the Royal Society and 2001 Nobel Prize winner.
  • Ian McEwan CBE – author of Atonement and Enduring Love.
  • Gareth Malone – choral animateur, author and broadcaster with London Symphony Orchestra.
  • Karen Jones CBE – founder and chair of Food and Fuel Ltd, also non-executive director of Virgin Active Group Ltd, and senior independent director Booker plc among many others. She is also chancellor of UEA.
  • Charlie Higson – comedian and producer known for The Fast Show and author of the Young Bond novels.
  • Kazuo Ishiguro OBE – author of Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go.
  • Rose Tremain CBE – author of Restoration and The Road Home.


University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ