The bus routes are perfect for getting into the city easily, and norwich is great for shopping with a mix of Branded shops and independent and quirky shops. Same when it comes to eating out, with lots of options including for vegetarian and vegan! Has one of the best markets in the country and the historical aspects of the city such as the castle and cathedral are truly beautiful. You will love norwich!

By NozUEA24 On 23rd May 20

Study in Norwich

The University of East Anglia is a campus university just minutes outside of Norwich, Norfolk’s only city.

 

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University of East Anglia

Located just two miles outside of Norwich you’ll find UEA, set on a 145 hectare campus and home to 17,000 students. Faculties at the university include Arts and Humanities, Medicine and Health Sciences, Science and Social Sciences with teaching across these subjects recognised with a gold award by the Teaching Excellence Framework. 

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Norwich University of the Arts (NUA)

NUA traces its roots back to 1845 but is now a forward-thinking university specialising in art, design and media. Their city centre campus houses an impressive range of cutting-edge facilities and their reputation for teaching was awarded Gold under the Teaching Excellence Framework. A little over 2,000 students are enrolled.

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Norwich Student Life

Students rate their experience of the city highly, due to its shops, nightlife and the small-town-community-feel. Norwich crams a lot of activity into a very manageable space, while still keeping the relaxed attitude you’d expect from a county that is half seaside.

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Norwich is such great value for money and is so clean! There are student deals on most places so eating out is cheap. There are so many bars and pubs and a few clubs that nights out are great fun and affordable!

By member548719 On 27th May 20

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Firstbus operate direct and regular services from UEA and Norwich city centre, which is a quick 15-minute journey. Norwich is also an easy city to get around by bike, there are several dedicated cycle paths and easy routes to UEA. 

There is a frequent train service to London Liverpool Street which runs every 30-minutes and the takes about 2-hours. To get to other parts of East Anglia and the rest of central England there are hourly train services.

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In Norwich itself, there are two big shopping complexes, Castle Quarter and Chantry Place, and the buzzing pedestrianised area around them caters to the shopping needs of the entire county, including a large covered market that runs six days a week.

 

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The Great Outdoors

Norfolk is best known for the man-made broads which are in a National Park and consist of over 125 miles of waterways. You can easily hire a boat, grab some friends and sail around, there’s plenty of picturesque villages and pubs that you can stop off at.

 

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North Norfolk Coast

Further afield, is the North Norfolk Coast, it’s a perfect spot for a day trip or even a weekend away, for some of that fresh sea air! This area is known for its stunning coastline, wonderful beaches, wildlife and historic towns and villages.

 

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Breckland and Thetford Forest

Drive 45-minutes in-land and you will find the Breckland and Thetford Forest. It is the largest lowland pine forest in Britain and boasts the best overall climate with low rainfall and warm summers. There are lots of outdoor activities on offer - a perfect way to take some time out from the books!

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Heathfield Norwich 4.81 /5

As an MA student this is one of the most welcoming student communities I have ever had the pleasure to be part of. I could not wish for better landlor...

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Pablo Fanque House 4.79 /5

Such a lovely team. I have been residing at PFH since September 2020. Rooms are incredibly comfy and well soundproofed if you are keen on. I know it i...

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Crown Place - Norwich 4.4 /5

Honestly the best student accommodation in Norwich during the year 2019/20. The facilities are great and the room has everything you need. The shared ...

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Norfolk Terrace 4.38 /5

Norfolk Terrace is the best place to go and that's coming from someone that had their own en-suite place before! Sharing bathrooms is honestly not as ...

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Nelson Court 4.1 /5

Value for money is okay but not great when you consider the newer halls get charged the same and they have nicer, newer kitchens with two grills, two ...

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Paston House 3.85 /5

Fantastic location & price, Lacks social space other than kitchens but otherwise a fantastic, very very recently refurbished building!...

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Elm House 3.81 /5

The rooms are very small. And we have mold problems as well....

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Suffolk Terrace 3.8 /5

As far as location and cleaning goes its spot on right by the lake with excellent views of the grounds, and the maids are absolutely lovely and do an ...

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Constable Terrace 3.78 /5

Bedrooms are much bigger than many of the rooms on campus. Some flats have a balcony off the kitchen which is great. It’s also right next to the sains...

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Britten House 3.77 /5

I was in the very first block of Britten house and the location is fantastic - so close to all my lectures, seminars, the library, etc. I just wish we...

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9th June 2021

A fine city, lots of...

A fine city, lots of shops and places for people to eat out. Right in the town center is the bus stop. However the train station is a bit of a walk from the center of town read more

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Norwich is a beautiful city, small but it has everything you need read more

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9th June 2021

Great city good combination...

Great city good combination of urban and rural read more

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8th June 2021

Personally I don’t go...

Personally I don’t go out much for nights out but for food there’s plenty of places to eat and drink. Lots of local pubs as well as larger chain restaurants. Buses run every few minutes in the city centre and around 15 minutes to UEA and back. There’s 2 shopping centres as well as the royale arcade and market to do shopping as well. Great small city for someone who is moving from a village or another city read more

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8th June 2021

It’s a nice little town....

It’s a nice little town. And friendly people read more

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8th June 2021

We'll its like any other...

We'll its like any other city, shops are close by and there's plenty to choose from. Loads of restaurants and all the rest of it. Bus stops everywhere. Norwich is a fairly small city so nothing is ever to far away. read more

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8th June 2021

Norwich is a lovely looking...

Norwich is a lovely looking city with a nice atmosphere for the most part. There a many places to shop for different types of interests and there a many nice and diverse restaurants around. There are things that are more expensive, however there is something here for everyone. read more

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8th June 2021

It's an alright city....

It's an alright city. The bus has its moments where it cancels without warning every now and then. read more

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8th June 2021

Small cozy city, relatively...

Small cozy city, relatively cheap, short walk from anywhere to anywhere else. Super comfy though, safe city. read more

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1st June 2021

Good amenities, delivery...

Good amenities, delivery service good as well. The center of the city is very well connected and traversable on foot. read more

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25th May 2021

I love the city its old...

I love the city its old but also new at the same time read more

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8th May 2021

Norwich overall is a...

Norwich overall is a very safe place to live, there is also a multitude of different shops (including two shopping centres), restaurants, and bars. I didn’t take part too much in nights out, but the ones that I did go to were very good, however I would not go down Prince of whales road, as it can be very sketchy at night. Public transport is very efficient and reasonably priced, but the cost of living in some areas can be a little pricey. read more

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8th May 2021

Lovely place to live!...

Lovely place to live! Lots of places to go and explore! read more

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7th May 2021

An all round lovely city...

An all round lovely city to live in and study in! read more

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7th May 2021

I love Norwich, one of...

I love Norwich, one of the nicest cities I've ever been to. It's a safe and charming place. There everything I could ever need in the city center read more

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7th May 2021

Norwich is reasonably...

Norwich is reasonably priced. However I felt like I was on a very tight budget everyday. This may be because I am paying for private doctors since the NHS waiting lists are too long, and it took quite a big chunk of my student loan. There are plenty of places to eat in nowich, some favourites among me and my friends were: Byron Burgers (The staff were great there and the food was always good) The market (There was always something for everyone) Pizza hut (They managed to accommodate such a large group of friends on short notice) Weatherspoon's (On multiple occasions they got a group of about 30 of us in there. We were able to pull tables together and it was lots of fun and the drinks were cheap.) read more

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7th May 2021

Norwich is one of the...

Norwich is one of the best cities i could recommend to anyone to visit or stay in. There is always something to do from eating out to clubbing or shopping. Everything is all within walking distance too but if your not the walking type then you can use the cities rent a bikes also know as beryl bikes to get around. Despite it being hilly and sometimes a workout i always find myself wanting to come back to Norwich. read more

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7th May 2021

Can’t fault Norwich,...

Can’t fault Norwich, has everything you need. Great public transport to campus. read more

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23rd April 2021

Incredible city with...

Incredible city with lots of culture but can be pricey read more

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17th April 2021

Lived in Norwich all...

Lived in Norwich all my life, great place to hang out with friends and get some food. Not much away from Prince of Wales for the night scene but it is quite enjoyable. Mainly stands out for its history and active market boasting a large amount of varied products. Anyone would have a blast in Norwich read more

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14th April 2021

I think its alright....

I think its alright. Not too bad. read more

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member956060
12th April 2021

Norwich is a great equal...

Norwich is a great equal with nice nature filled areas and historical areas to places which are modern and offer places to eat out places to meet and hang out with friends and a variety of different shops. Transport is also good with bus services taxi services and the train station not too far away read more

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member456029
11th April 2021

Norwich is the best city...

Norwich is the best city to live in the UK read more

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9th April 2021

I don't want to leave...

I don't want to leave here! Such a nice and peaceful city to live in - I'll never forget Norwich and what this place has done for me, and that includes all the amazing people I've met over the past 3 years. read more

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9th April 2021

Norwich is a beautiful...

Norwich is a beautiful city, plenty of clubs, shopping and things to do read more

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member1054666
25th February 2021

The cost of living in...

The cost of living in Norwich 31% cheaper and is one of the safest cities Ain the UK with statistics Numbeo rating the level of crime low and safety walking at home at night as high. read more

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member453372
10th January 2021

My uni-run student accommodation...

My uni-run student accommodation is cheap and well worth the money so I'm happy with it. Not all are like this. I believe renting outside of uni-accom is pretty reasonable. Loads of different places to eat out Haven't been on any nights out due to covid Shopping places are high in numbers and varied- loads of shops Public transport is EXPENSIVE read more

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member1352600
26th November 2020

Norwich is a lovely city...

Norwich is a lovely city with lots to offer. There are multiple shopping centres, gyms and plenty of restaurants to choose from. read more

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member1152586
26th November 2020

can't really comment...

can't really comment on nights out as i haven't really wanted to go on any, lots of pubs and clubs either way, all the clubs are on one road so easy to stay away from them or find them all - whatever floats your boat! unexpected the large amount of homeless people, mostly found near the market square so i tend to avoid the market for sake of being stopped and asked for change nice shops and the lanes are very nice for walking around castle, theatre royal, biddys tea rooms, vue cinema come recommended! read more

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member650088
27th July 2020

Love Norwich, get yourself...

Love Norwich, get yourself down to the market for a breakfast bap. read more

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4th July 2020

Eating out is soo dead...

Eating out is soo dead just because food is wackyy don’t trust those shops unless it’s like dominos or something Transport is there but there is only one route to city centre which is like 20 min away Nights out are good (for me) I got wild friends read more

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member749460
21st June 2020

Small city, doesn't disappoint...

Small city, doesn't disappoint or astound. read more

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member548719
27th May 2020

Norwich is such great...

Norwich is such great value for money and is so clean! There are student deals on most places so eating out is cheap. There are so many bars and pubs and a few clubs that nights out are great fun and affordable! There are so many more shops and the local market and independent shops as well as high street stores so shopping environment is great! Buses are fairly reliable but timetable can be inaccurate so missed quite a few buses read more

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23rd May 2020

The bus routes are perfect...

The bus routes are perfect for getting into the city easily, and norwich is great for shopping with a mix of Branded shops and independent and quirky shops. Same when it comes to eating out, with lots of options including for vegetarian and vegan! Has one of the best markets in the country and the historical aspects of the city such as the castle and cathedral are truly beautiful. You will love norwich! read more

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member1148527
20th May 2020

this is a brilliant place...

this is a brilliant place to live. local shops takeaways restraunts clubs pubs all on your doorstep.and people sem so friendly read more

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18th May 2020

It's a great place to...

It's a great place to live, it's a great place to retire, it's safe, it's quiet, you can buy what you want, it's not far from London read more

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3rd March 2020

The little coffee shops...

The little coffee shops are my favourite place to do work and just chill. Nights out are good. Some places can be expensive but worth the money. read more

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member643197
6th November 2019

nice small city with...

nice small city with modern twist read more

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16th June 2015

Great vibrant, friendly...

Great vibrant, friendly and cultural city! Amazing places to eat!! read more

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