17 June 2019

My UEA Story: Rhema Akinola

With current global focus on renewable energy technologies and mitigating climate change, studying Energy Engineering with Environmental Management at UEA has been exciting for me. The university’s commitment to tackling these challenges is unparalleled. It is home to Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research renowned for bringing together researchers from the sciences and engineering to develop sustainable responses to climate change.

UEA’s green infrastructure is distinct. The creative climate adaptation strategy of integrating trees into the design of campus buildings and landscape, as well as the presence of a lake gives the university a beautiful natural scenery making it a great environment to be reconnected with nature. The serene environment makes it the perfect place to have a quiet meditation or a cool evening walk with friends. You can take your dogs along too!

At UEA, I have enjoyed access to wide range of support that runs the gamut from wellbeing, learning enhancement, health to finance. As an international student, it is quite easy to be overwhelmed by the many challenges that come with moving to a completely new environment. Thankfully at UEA, I am not left alone to navigate these challenges, through the Student Services and approachable lecturers, I have enjoyed professional services that have helped me make the most of time here.

I couldn’t be happier that UEA is located in the beautiful city of Norwich. It is such a vibrant, varied city with fascinating aesthetics. Regardless of where you are from, there’s something for everyone. There are lovely theatres with nice performances. I always enjoy going past the magnificent building of the Norwich Cathedral. Also, if you love to have a nice time chatting and eating with friends, the Plantation Garden is hands down the best place for a picnic in the sunshine in Norwich.