Social, Cultural and Community Engagement at UEA 

UEA offers many public - and often free - events, both on- and off-campus , alongside public access to the Sainsbury Centre, Sportspark and open spaces on campus.

From live music in the iconic Nick Rayns LCR (Lower Common Room) and translation workshops, to UEA Lasdun Lectures and partnership with the Norwich Science Festival, UEA encourages and invites meaningful dialogue with a public audience.

Public events include drama, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, talks, meet-ups, lectures and screenings - from UEA Inaugural Lectures and participation in Noirwich, to poetry readings, history talks and public speaking.

See our current event listings

Facts and figures

In 2020-21, UEA offered 328 free events and 46 chargeable events to over one million attendees.

UEA ranked first for chargeable events amongst higher education institutions in the UK during this timeframe.

These figures are taken from UEA’s annual return to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

UEA Engagement Awards 

UEA has an annual awards process for academic and staff across the Norwich Research Park.