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 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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Public Transport

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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Shopping

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NozUEA24
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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15th May 2020

Has everything you could...

Has everything you could need 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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