Applicant Days 2023
Congratulations on your offer to study at UEA, we can't wait to meet you.
Our Applicant Days are an exclusive event for offer holders to visit us on campus and experience what it's really like to study here. The day is an opportunity for you to find out everything you need to know about your chosen course; you will meet lecturers, spend time with current students from your subject area and have an interactive subject session. If this is your first time on campus, or even if you've been before, you can explore our campus and accommodation including the library and Sportspark, with our guided tours. Most importantly, you'll get to meet other UEA offer holders - your potential future friends!
An invitation to your Applicant Day will be emailed to you a few days after your offer.
When are Applicant Days?
Our Applicant Days run from January to May, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Your invitation will detail the dates for your subject, and you can choose which you would like to attend.
Haven't received your invitation?
Can't wait? We're running a series of Campus Tours between now and then, where you can come and have a personalised tour around campus and accommodation. To find out more visit our Campus Tours page.
Can't make it to campus?
We understand that not everyone can make it to Norwich to visit us in person, so along with your invitation to your campus Applicant Day you will receive a link to your personalised Applicant Hub. Your Applicant Hub is full of on-demand content about your course, with videos from a both a lecturer and a current student, as well as everything else that life at UEA has to offer, from our accommodation to student support services, careers and employability advice and more. You can also explore our beautiful campus and the vibrant city of Norwich.
As your Hub is personal to you, you will need your unique link to access it. If you can't find the link, don't worry, just email email@example.com and we'll resend it.
Check out FAQs section below, or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
If you've booked on to one of our Applicant Days and are wondering about things like travel, car parking and accessibility, visit our plan your visit page.
What happens at an Applicant Day?
Applicant Days are split into subject sessions and other optional activities such as tours and Q&A panels. If you attend an Applicant Day on a Wednesday, your optional activities will take place first, followed by your subject activities. If you attend an Applicant Day on a Saturday you will join your subject activities first, followed by the optional activities. If you have already been to an Open Day and feel like you have fully explored our campus and accommodation, then you are welcome to join just for your subject sessions. Or we also offer a free bus ticket in to Norwich on the day of your Applicant Day, so you can explore the city centre at your own pace.
For more information on the schedule for your Applicant Day, see our Applicant Day programmes page, where you'll find an example programme for your subject and schedules for the different days.
To find out what to expect from your Applicant Day from a student perspective, check out our student blog.
What happens after your Applicant Day?
Your Applicant Hub is a brilliant resource to come back to after your Applicant Day. You can find out more about things like student finance, accommodation and everything you need to know about getting ready to come to university. Your personal link to the Applicant Hub will be emailed to you, but if you can't find it just email us on email@example.com and we'll resend it.
There are two sections to the Applicant Day; the subject sessions and the optional activities. If you have already visited UEA, you may want to prioritise attending the subject sessions over the optional activities.
The optional activities include tours of campus, accommodation and other facilities such as the library and Sportspark. We also host a Life at UEA talk, which is a Q&A panel between a lecturer and current students on what life is really like at UEA. You'll also get the opportunity to ask your own questions.
The times that these sessions and activities take place will depend on whether you attend on a Wednesday or Saturday, please see schedules for each day below.
The schedule for a Wednesday Applicant Day is -
Optional tours of campus, accommodation, the library and Sportspark run from 11am-1:40pm
Life at UEA Q&A panel with a lecturer and current students: 11:15am-12pm and again at 12:45-1:30pm
Check-in time for subject sessions: 1:40pm
Subject sessions run from 2-4pm
Q&A Panel for applicant's guests to attend: 2-2:45pm
The schedule for a Saturday Applicant Day is -
Check-in time for subject sessions: 9:30am
Life at UEA Q&A panel with a lecturer and current students: 10-10:45am and again at 2-2:45pm
Subject sessions run from 11am-1pm
Q&A Panel for applicant's guests to attend: 11-11:45am
Optional tours of campus, accommodation, the library and Sportspark run from 1-3pm
Optional activities on the day are:
Guided tours of campus, the library, Sportspark, Sainsbury Centre and accommodation
Life at UEA talk and Q&A panel with a lecturer and current students
Q&A panel for parents, carers and other guests to ask questions to our panel of experts on Student Finance, Admissions, Accommodation and Student Support
We also offer a free bus ticket into Norwich, which is 15 mins away by bus, so that you can explore the city at your own pace
We will email you with details of options for travelling to the Applicant Day. Car parking locations will vary depending on the date – parking on campus can be limited so you may be directed to Costessey Park and Ride.
Blue badge parking is available on campus, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Some people are eligible for financial assistance to travel to one of our Open Days, to find out more information please visit our Travel Fund page.