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Student Accommodation

  • Students are guaranteed a room on campus in their first year, subject to a few restrictions and conditions: please refer to the university website for details.
  • Just like the campus, student accommodation at UEA has been designed to help students make the most of their time at university, creating a great sense of community in a safe, friendly and fun place to live. Students could choose to live in the iconic Ziggurats, or in its most recent addition, the en-suite Hickling and Barton houses.
  • 4,300 fully furnished rooms are available, the majority being single-occupancy rooms grouped around a shared kitchen. Rents are affordable, and there's free Wi-Fi.
  • The campus is on 200 hectares of natural parkland – yet Norwich city centre is just a 20-minute bus ride away.

Student Life

  • City Population: 133,000
  • Student Population: 15,000
  • Norwich is the big-small city which buzzes with live music, comedy, arts and culture. It has everything that you would expect from a university city: excellent shopping, great nightlife and a vibrant music scene. As well as being surrounded by beautiful English countryside, Norwich is just a short drive away from the North Norfolk coast.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Students can choose from multiple places to eat, drink and socialise. There's also a thriving nightlife including clubs, bars, music and comedy venues and hundreds of pubs in Norwich.
  • Students can be inspired by art-house cinema, touring West End and international theatre productions and a thriving literary scene. The Theatre Royal and Norwich Playhouse host major productions and the Red Card Comedy Club provides an alternative. Norwich Arts Centre, Nick Rayns LCR and the Waterfront host live music. Cinema City shows independent, art house movies. There’s also a plethora of museums and galleries including Norwich Castle Museum and Gallery, The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (located on UEA Campus) and The Museum of Norwich at The Bridewell.
  • Norwich City is the main football club, owned by celebrity chef, Delia Smith. Sports opportunities includes BMX, skateboarding and all the usual outdoor pitches and courts, leisure centre, swimming pools as well as leisurely walks in the parks and gardens, while at the UEA students can access the renowned Sportspark.


  • Norwich is located in the heart of East Anglia, approximately one hour from Cambridge and two hours by train to London. It has its own international airport and great transport links.
  • A good local bus network operates in the area, with a variety of tickets which can be purchased on the bus or via the bus station. UEA's campus is a 20-minute bus ride or a short cycle ride from Norwich city centre.
  • National Express coaches travel to Norwich from major cities several times daily, with journeys from London taking around three hours. Norwich’s Bus Station houses an information desk, café, secure cycle storage and comfortable waiting facilities.