29 January 2020

My UEA Story: Brandi

I love Norwich. It’s really easy to get around and is so beautiful. It even has a castle!

What classes are you taking? 


Media Studies, Propaganda History, Advertising and Digital Media. The Propaganda History class is more detailed and is less like the summative classes I’ve taken before. I’m used to reading regularly so the workload and reading is similar to my home university. 

How does Norwich compare to your home/university?

It’s kind of similar in that I live in a smaller city. Unlike my home city though Norwich is pretty central and everything you need to get is in town. You can get around really easily and everything can be accessed by bus or train, like the rest of England. It makes not being able to drive a lot easier.

Would you recommend UEA to other students? 

Yes! My lecturers and classes have been really good and I like all of my classes. There is just something about Norwich and that’s what I tell everybody! You hear about Norwich but you have to come and see it to really appreciate it. It’s lived up to what I thought it would be. 

What are you enjoying most about your life at UEA? 

I really like the freedom I have with my studies. I have a lot more time to facilitate when I want to do my work load and I find I’m a lot more on top of it than I was at my home institution because I get to decide how best to prioritise reading. On my second day I went to the lake and walked around and that is really cool too.

How do you spend your spare time? 

I’ve made friends through the Study Abroad social media pages and we’ve done tai chi, sushi nights and the Harry Potter tour! My flatmates have helped me a lot to integrate locally and we go out often together in town.