University of East Anglia (UEA)

Why study here

The University of East Anglia (UEA) strives to offer the best learning facilities in a social environment. 

UEA’s strong research has helped it establish itself as one of the UK’s top 15 universities (The Complete University Guide 2019).

UEA is a member of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science. This directly impacts many of the courses on offer, helping students get the most from their investments. 

UEA is about more than just lectures and learning. It is based in and exciting and beautiful location, with a fantastic campus and first-class accommodation. You're sure to enjoy your whole UEA experience, however long you're here for. 

Top tips for Clearing

Keep calm and stay positive. Clearing can be an amazing opportunity to gain a place on a course that you previously thought was unobtainable.  It is fast and furious but if you remain calm and prepared for Results Day you can be rewarded with a place at a university that you really want to study at.

If you find you are in Clearing on Results Day, start with a positive attitude — there will be university places available in Clearing and you will find a place to study.

Be prepared. Remember, the people at the end of the phone line want to help you. Typically, you will be asked for your UCAS Personal ID and your results.  You may also be asked for certain GCSE subjects and grades, so it is worth having details of them to hand. 

The person you are talking to will take you through some questions about the subjects you studied and the grades achieved, if you need something repeated or you have questions don't be rushed, take your time.

Always feel free to clarify details. If you are offered a place, ask how long the offer is guaranteed for and what happens next. UEA will send an email confirming its offer, which includes accommodation details and an invitation to attend an Open Day if you want to see the university before making your final decision.  

If you're unsure of anything, ask questions. If you put the phone down and realise you forgot to ask something, don't panic, just call back.


If you have been offered your place and you have referred yourself in Clearing, you will see that it has been confirmed on UCAS Track. The next job will be to apply for campus accommodation, if you want to live at UEA, instructions will be sent in the offer email.

UEA’s accommodation makes an important contribution to the sense of community on campus. The university aims to provide high quality, affordable rooms in beautiful surroundings.

Clearing success stories 

Connor went through Clearing to get a place at UEA. Read more about his experience.