University of East Anglia (UEA)

Why study here?

UEA is a highly ranked campus-based university and was designed to have everything you need in one place. You’ll find a 24/7 library, on campus live music venue, shops, bars and eateries within walking distance of the on-campus accommodation. Its excellent quality of teaching is further endorsed by its Gold ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017–20).

UEA is located on the outskirts of Norwich, a vibrant and historic city just 90 minutes from London by train. Its on-campus sports facilities were recently one of only three university sports centres in the country to be rated ‘Excellent’ by Sport England (Quest 2018). From dance to debating, there is something for everyone to take part in with 200 clubs and societies on offer. 

Top tips for Clearing

  • Visit the university Even if you feel like there isn’t much time, you should visit the place you’ll call home. UEA has an Open Day on Saturday 6 July and two clearing specific Open Days on Friday 17 August and Saturday 18 August. If you can’t make an official Open Day, speak to the university to organise a tour.
  • Do your research Find out about the structure of the course, modules and pathways ahead of calling the university. Shortlist your favourite courses to help you remain calm and confident.
  • Speak to current students A lot of universities offer the option to talk to current students, UEA has an ‘Ask a student’ service so you can talk to students that are already at the university to find out what it is like.


With a variety of on-campus accommodation options, you’ll soon feel at home. Accommodation is usually guaranteed for those receiving offers in clearing, subject to availability. Check out UEA’s website for more information.

Five Steps for applying through clearing:

  1. Check if you’re eligible You’ll need to have applied through UCAS. If you apply through Clearing, you’ll need your UCAS personal ID and exam results to hand.
  2. Search Clearing vacancies on UCAS The best way to find out which universities have places is to check the Clearing vacancies on UCAS. We recommend researching on the university websites too.
  3. Note down the Clearing contact details Make a note of the contact numbers for your chosen universities. UEA’s hotline number will be live from July 5 and live chat is also available.
  4. Be prepared Think about the questions you want to ask before getting through to the university. If you receive a verbal offer, you can then add the Clearing choice in Track on UCAS. If you have time, visit an Open Day. If you can’t get to the university before your offer expires then try to watch some videos on YouTube.
  5. Accept your offer Confirm your offer on the UCAS website. If you’re accepted, UCAS will email you that your status on Track has changed.
  6. Finalise your finances You can access your acceptance letter on UCAS Track once you’ve been accepted, which will be handy when opening a student bank account. Make sure you tell Student Finance that your university has changed if it is now different to that on your finance application.