Life on campus
UEA's campus is a friendly environment with a real sense of community, where thousands of students from many different cultures and backgrounds live, study and enjoy themselves. Built on 362 acres of parkland sloping down to the broad, an eighteen-acre expanse of water, the campus is one of the most innovative in the country, combining natural beauty with striking architecture.
The Students' Union
exists to promote, defend and extend the rights of students as well as provide support services, shops, clubs and societies and an exciting entertainments programme. All registered students automatically become members of the Union and members are entitled to take advantage of all the available facilities.
Freshers’ week offers plenty of “getting to know each other” activities. Whether you prefer to meet at a society of mutual interest, over a drink at the bar or a boogie on the dance floor, there is plenty of opportunity to meet all kinds of students during the week that belongs to you; the Fresher!
The Union funds and supports over 100 student run sports clubs and non-sporting societies
. You'll find them all listed in this section of the site. All the clubs and societies are run by students for students, and the Union makes it easy for all students to set up their own club or society if their interest isn't covered by what's already on offer.
Our own LCR (on campus) and city-centre venue, the Waterfront
, put on gigs and club nights to suit every taste. Visit the ENTS web site
to see what's on. If our 'ents' programme isn't enough, there's a lively club scene in Norwich, with enough variety to cover all tastes from mainstream to house, indie to drum 'n' bass, and the city has venues specialising in jazz and folk music.
Sport & FitnessSport plays an important part in the life of UEA and there are nearly 40 clubs through which you can participate in sport at any standard. We already have some of the best sports facilities of any British University, The Sportspark
includes an eight-lane international standard athletics track; a large indoor sports centre; 40 acres of playing fields; a tennis and netball centre; and two floodlit artificial turf pitches and a 50 metre swimming pool.