29 January 2020

My UEA Story: Anjali

Hi! I’m Anjali, a Master’s student studying Environmental Sciences at UEA. I chose UEA because it was the only university I found offering someone like me – with a non-science undergraduate background but with an interest in working in a science based field in the future – a place on an MSc like the one I’m currently doing. One of the things that’s great about the Environmental Science course is the variety of choice in the modules: some are quite technically scientific (isotope chemistry, ocean and atmospheric systems) but some aren’t (sustainable consumption, environmental impact assessment).

Life at UEA is pretty great. I lived on campus with friendly flatmates which was close to the library (which has spectacular sunset views from some of the study areas), laundry, and other facilities.

I was also involved with clubs ranging from conservation and wildlife (which organizes documentary nights and visits to local sites of interest) to show choir to floorball (similar to hockey.)

Off-campus, Norwich – which is about half an hour’s bus ride away from UEA – is a lovely city that I enjoyed discovering as I wandered through it. It’s got lots of places of historical interest, plenty of plenty of shopping options, nice green spaces, and is very friendly to walkers and cyclists.