Ever wondered what our students do in their spare time? Ever wondered what our students do in their spare time?

UEA’s Outreach team work closely with student volunteers who run clubs and societies who provide workshops to schools, sixth forms and colleges in Norfolk and North Suffolk. We work with some fantastic groups of students who are keen to support PHSE and citizenship curriculums and give great insight into their areas of study, interests and what they get up to in their free time – a great way for your students to learn about something new, as well as increasing their university knowledge.

There's lots of info below about the groups we work with. If you would like to book something in, please use the contact form to send over a request and we will be in touch. If you have any questions regarding any student groups, please email schoolsoutreach@uea.ac.uk or call 01603 591521.

Important note – as these groups are run by current students, please allow 4 weeks minimum prior to requesting a workshop. Our student’s best availability for workshops is a Wednesday afternoon but we can try and accommodate other times with plenty of notice.

All workshops are free for schools, noting our requirements:

  • A teacher must be present throughout workshops or sessions to manage their pupil’s behaviour and support groups with any equipment needs
  • We are unable to work with whole year groups across a whole day due to UEA student’s own study commitments
  • We would like to collect feedback from sessions where possible and will contact you to collect this following a workshop.

Please spend a few minutes reading about the student groups we work with below; if you have any queries, please email schoolsoutreach@uea.ac.uk.


Sexpression Sexpression

Sexpression:UK is an independent network of student projects based at UK universities, they believe in empowering young people to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health through education and run workshops for young people to reflect the values of the network, which include:

  • Creating opportunities to discuss sexual matters in an open, non-judgmental environment

  • Promoting individual self-esteem and empowerment

  • Encouraging respect for personal beliefs and values

  • Facilitating informed decision-making and autonomy regarding sex

  • Ensuring that young people have the skills to access sources of confidential advice


The topics covered by the group include:

  • Relationships

  • Decision-making + Consent

  • STI & Contraception      

  • Sexuality + Concepts in LGBT+                 

  • Puberty

  • Body-image and self-esteem

Sexpression’s workshops last 1 hour in length and are best delivered group not exceeding 30 students. These sessions are best aimed at those from years 8-11 and messages can be tailored for audience age-group.


Headucate Headucate

Headucate aim to break down mental health stigma and tackle discrimination by running small workshops in school with students. The group was initially started in the School of Medicine but has attracted students from many other schools in UEA who all assist with the delivery of the workshops; this passionate group aim to debunk some common misconceptions about mental health and sign-post where help and support may be available. Most recently, the group has been working with small groups of students to help schools set up peer-assisted groups to promote wellness and flag concerns to Pastoral teams. Benefits of the workshops include:

  • Creating opportunities to discuss misconceptions relating to mental health and anxiety

  • Promoting mental health awareness and wellbeing

  • Encouraging respect for personal beliefs, values and experiences

  • Signposting where support is available

  • Opening a forum for discussion in an inclusive environment

Headucate’s workshops last 1 hour in length and are best delivered to groups of up to 30 students. These sessions are best aimed at those studying in years 10-13.


Model United Nations Model United Nations

Norwich Model United Nations (MUN) society are a passionate group of students who work with Outreach to promote global politics and citizenship to post-16 students currently studying at sixth form or college. The group’s main objectives are to provide an opportunity for students to develop an awareness and understanding of political, international affairs and diplomacy whilst simultaneously developing other important transferable skills.

Involvement with Norwich MUN will provide students with an opportunity to utilise their knowledge in areas such as Geography, History, Law, Politics, International Development and Economics and learn how to apply this knowledge outside of the classroom. Moreover, students will gain an opportunity to enhance their public speaking, diplomacy, debate, critical thinking and negotiating skills.

How would you like to set up your own debate team or Model UN club for your students? Your students could gain new skills as well as be involved in a fantastic extra-curricular activity that would look great on a personal statement. We would like to come to your sixth form or college and work with you and your students, providing resources and framework to empower your students to drive this forward. 

UEA host an annual conference in February/March each year, which is run by our current students, which brings together young people to spend a day on campus, engaging in exciting debates and engaging with a range of different people. Those who opt in to receive workshops are automatically invited to the conference.