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The University of East Anglia is classed in the top 20 in the UK and has been listed in the top ten for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for several years running. Situated in Norwich, Norfolk, the university is made up of 15,000 students from over 100 countries.
The on campus, largest indoor sports facility in the UK, Sportspark has a lot to offer students including a swimming pool, badminton, archery, yoga, table tennis, football, hockey, cricket, fencing, athletics track, climbing wall and gym. There are also floodlit outdoor pitches and courts, a gymnastics centre, and 40 acres of playing fields.
Norwich is a short fifteen minute walk from campus and only two hours away from London. It has everything that you could want or need from a university city; shopping, history and architecture, markets, pubs, clubs and cinemas. For those that want to party on campus the LCR venue run by the Union of UEA Students hosts regular events such as films, gigs and fashion shows. Visiting artists include Ed Sheeran, Kaiser Chiefs, Coldplay and Professor Green. The Union of UEA Students also has over 200 clubs and societies available plus several advice and listening services.
The library is situated in the heart of campus and houses 800,000 books, 1,200 study areas, and 260 computers. Open nearly all hours of the day and night, it offers places to study, printing facilities and WiFi. Also on campus is the world famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, a free museum with special exhibitions and work by well known artists plus workshops, talks and places to sit and relax and get a coffee in the Modern Life Café.
The Employability Strategy at the University of East Anglia means that the most is made of students time whilst studying to prepare them for the world after graduating. Many opportunities are given for individuals to improve their skills in presenting, communication and team working through tailored courses and a chance for many to carry out a work placement locally or abroad. After graduation the university also continues to give help to former students in their chosen careers and increase their chances of employability.
Well known people that have studied at UEA include Radio 1 DJ Greg James, Booker Prize winning author Anne Enright, founder of Café Rouge Karen Jones, comedian Paul Whitehouse, Actors Matt Smith and John Rhys-Davies plus Members of Parliament Judith Chaplin, Jon Owen Jones and Douglas Carswell.
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So many societies and sports clubs, perfect if you want to try something new, careers centre is really helpful! Great uni if you want to get stuck into extra curricular, CV building activities/opportunities. Teaching buildings and lecture theaters are decent, and science labs are really good quality
Internet regularly is slow or drops out. Places to eat all very expensive and campus shop is extremely expensive for the quality. No other shops on campus for food or within a 30 minute walk so a little disappointing. Very attractive campus however, particularly in good weather.
More of a community feel than any other uni I visited. Everything you need is on campus. You feel safe and comfortable walking anywhere. Massive range of clubs and societies to join. Loads of information provided by email about special talks, internships, career-related information, volunteering opportunities and other events on campus.
I haven't had a bad experience yet at UEA; the staff have all been friendly and helpful, the campus has all you technically need on site, but also has great public transport links with Norwich city, which is a walkable distance from campus. I've had a whale of a time so far and I'd recommend it to anyone.
Not a fan of the location of the campus, which serves to make some individuals more used to a bustling city environment (like myself) feel fairly isolated. From what I've seen of the clubs and societies, there are a lot of them, there will be at least a few that you feel compelled to discover more about. Only 2 laundrettes on the main campus means having to wake up at a ludicrous hour in order to not have to wait in a queue, and the prices in the campus shop are truly shocking. It is certainly worth considering the 30 minute walk to the nearest Aldi where you can buy three times as much for the same amount! The wifi drops out constantly, although this may just be in my accommodation, and I am still not used to the concrete buildings and walkways, and don't think I ever will be as they are honestly hideous, listed 1960s architecture though they may be, I am not a fan. However, I am greatly enjoying my course and the level of teaching is excellent.
Really decent university, no quarrel with any of the campus facilities, can get free fast wifi most places on campus. Only thing i would say, student shop and coffee shops are too expensive (even with NUS card).
Overall a good uni. Only being a fresher I haven't been here very long, but I feel the teaching and course are both excellent. My only bug is, being off campus, I have found it quite difficult to make friends and get into a social scene. But the facilities are very good and the city of Norwich has a lot to offer.
UEA is a life changing university. You come in quite scared about who you're going to meet and what experiences you're going to have and when it's time to go home to your parents, you can barely convey the amount of love and support that we all have for each other!
Lcr has gone downhill (smoking / outside area has turn into a rabbit hutch), no more burger van, extremely high parking prices, food prices high and poor quality. Union doesn't stick up for important things. And sombreros were band.
I'm a fresher this year and so far everything has been really great; felt welcomed from day one and there has never been a lack of support for the transition. Lecturers are engaging and knowledgeable and the campus has a world of opportunities going for it :)
Had the best years of my life at this university. Not only had the social aspect been fantastic including the live music society and the on campus club and pub but the ability to learn with the facilities on campus are brilliant. The teaching staff are excellent and my overall experience has been life changing. Best uni ever.
Depends on what you're studying you will get to visit different facilities and buildings. For example med students get best of everything while maths and computing students get stuff on the crappier side. On the other hand students union is very supportive and you definitely will have your hands full.
Not the prettiest of campuses, but full of character with everything you need to hand. Maybe I've just been lucky, but I seem to have avoided the dramas with administration that friends at other unis have gone through. Norwich is a great city with lots of history and a fair amount of clubs - although if you're from somewhere like London it might be a bit of a let down. Very left wing and progressive, if you're into that. When I came to look around I wasn't expecting to like it, but I fell in love and here I am. Our unofficial slogan is 'Oh UEA is wonderful!' and most of the time it's not even being said sarcastically.
Teaching and scientific research are the main work for our University's teachers. This two department contact mutually and put teaching and scientific research in proper position, It helps students learning more efficient. Thus, the Uni provide a very good support to international students.
UEA was not my first choice of university but, it really should have been I can never imagine myself anywhere else, it's got everything you could want from a uni and more! A great atmosphere to live, work and grow in!
choosing UEA was the best decision I have ever made. I think it says a lot how strongly students at UEA feel about their university, it's not something I have found talking to friends from other unis. Absolutely love it, wouldn't change it for the world. Oh UEA is wonderful
Bit of a pot luck, in the village you could be put in a flat that doesn't have any ovens only one microwave and pay the same as a flat with two ovens and a microwave. The bathrooms are covered in mould, always has a 'moist' humid feel when inside and very tiny. EXPENSIVE I am a nurse and it costs me £5.3K for the year for a tiny room, temperamental heating and hot water and a stuffy hot kitchen. Oh and my loan doesn't even cover my accommodation hahah good luck, and the prices are rising so, you'll probably survive a few months then die of starvation.