Our heating guidance Our heating guidance

We aim to maintain the temperature of our buildings at between 19 and 21 degrees centigrade during normal working hours (defined as between 08:00 and 18:00). This is in line with official UEA guidelines.

If you require heating to be on outside of these times due to teaching, events or changing working patterns, please contact The Estates Helpdesk on 01603 592121

We also endeavour to provide heating to our residential buildings to maintain between 19 and 21 degrees centigrade for a sustained period during any 24 hours.


Please note:

The University does not provide heating or cooling to cater for extreme or seasonally abnormal weather conditions, and colleagues are asked to be prepared with appropriate clothing for such conditions. Air conditioning is only provided in laboratories and IT server rooms.

The introduction of additional electrical heating sources by individuals or sections is not permitted. The Estates Division will supply temporary electric heating or cooling in line with the above guidelines.

The use of desk fans is permitted and these can be purchased by individual schools and departments from University central stores, or from accepted suppliers.

Contact us

Any problems regarding heating, or requests for alteration to heating times due to prolonged changes in working patterns:

Telephone: Estates Helpdesk on 01603 592121 (ext. 2121)

Email: jobdone@uea.ac.uk