We are a Green Flag-accredited campus with a highly qualified and dedicated Grounds Team who take pride in managing this diverse environment.

The UEA campus encompasses 360 acres of accessible land, including wildlife trails that go through fens, meadows and woodland.

The grounds are used for study and research by various Schools within the University, and our Grounds team work closely with these Schools, as well as other agencies and a dedicated Student Volunteer force.

We are always looking to improve how we maintain and invest in the maintenance of our natural environment and the conservation work which has been carried out.

The UEA landscape consists of fen march, meadow, woodland and a mesotrophic lake while the River Yare runs through the grounds. The grounds are also home to rare fauna and flora, including otters, deer, hare, Great Crested Grebe, orchids and 500 year old Sessile Oaks.

The Open Space Events Team provide Event Permissions for  university-wide activities and events on campus. This might include BBQs, sporting events, exhibitions and school events.

Contact the Open Space Events team

Latest news

UEA campus
28 Jul 2022

UEA campus wins sixth straight international Green Flag Award

UEA campus has won the internationally renowned Green Flag award for a sixth year in succession. 

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19 Nov 2020

The lightbulb moment helping to save our environment

UEA’s Estates team has made CO2 savings equivalent to providing 60 homes with electricity for a year, all through the installation of energy-efficient bulbs in...

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Ziggurats on UEA campus
22 Oct 2020

Force of nature: UEA campus wins Green Flag Award for fourth straight year

In a year when making the most of the great outdoors has been more important than ever, UEA’s campus has won a Green Flag Award for the high quality of its...

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