Norwich is an energetic city, full of creativity, history and culture. From thriving independent businesses, to big brands and high street favourites, there is something for everyone. Just 2 hours from London, Norwich is a fantastic city to be a student.
Nightlife and culture
- Two live music venues at the SU – Nick Rayns LCR and the Waterfront – host regular live music and gigs. There is also a thriving nightlife scene in Norwich city centre.
- A flourishing creative scene includes touring West End productions, comedy, and art-house indie cinema – with blockbusters shown at the Odeon and Vue.
- In UEA’s grounds, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts features major artists. Or brush up on local history at Norwich Castle Museum or the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell.
- Norwich City Football Club is the main football team (owned by chef Delia Smith). UEA's campus Sportspark is nationally recognised by Sport England for its facilities.
- Students are guaranteed a room on campus in their first year, subject to a few restrictions and conditions.
- Student accommodation is designed to help students make the most of university life, creating a great sense of community.
- Students could live in the iconic Ziggurats, or the more recent en suite Hickling and Barton houses.
- 4,300 fully-furnished rooms. Most are single-occupancy, grouped around a shared kitchen. Rents are affordable, with free Wi-Fi.
- Rooms are on campus in 200 hectares of natural parkland – yet Norwich city centre is just a 20-minute bus ride away.
Accommodation costs 2019/2020
£77- £164 per week
- The Students' Union is integral to the lives of UEA students. Its two music venues host live music, club nights and events.
- Over 200 clubs and societies range from climate change and drama to media and sports. The SU helps students set up groups too.
- The SU also gives professional support and advice on academic, welfare and housing issues; and runs a housing bureau, Home Run.
- In the heart of East Anglia, Norwich has great transport links and its own international airport.
- The city is around 1 hour from Cambridge and 2 hours by train to London.
- A good local bus network operates in the area. National Express coaches travel to major cities regularly.
- Norwich’s Bus Station has an information desk, café and secure cycle storage.
- Career Central on campus helps students find part-time work, holiday jobs and more.
- Part-time work on campus is available through UEA's student helper and ambassador schemes, and UEA's Students' Union.
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