Why do you charge for your events?
The University does not receive any government funding to run events for high achieving students. We charge to cover our running costs and to ensure that we can continue to run such events. We offer a discount of 25% for school bookings where a minimum of eight students are booked to attend a day event (excluding the Language Revision Day and Residentials where free places for eligible students are still available). Support with transport costs may also be available (for schools/individuals) through the UEA Travel Fund.
Are there free places available?
Free places and support with travel costs are available on all our events to young people who meet one of the Free Place Criteria. To qualify, you must be a UK resident who is either:
- Eligible for Free School Meals OR eligible for Pupil Premium within the last 5 years.
- Currently in local authority care ('looked after') or has previously been in local authority care ('care leaver').
- A young carer or a young adult carer.
- An estranged student.
- A person from a Gypsy, Roma or Traveller community.
- A refugee or sanctuary seeker.
- With a disability or specific learning difficult as defined by UCAS:
- You have a social/communication impairment such as Asperger's syndrome/other autistic spectrum disorder.
- You are blind or have a serious visual impairment uncorrected by glasses.
- You are deaf or have a serious hearing impairment.
- You have a long standing illness or health condition such as cancer, HIV, diabetes, chronic heart disease, or epilepsy.
- You have a mental health condition, such as depression, schizophrenia or anxiety disorder.
- You have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or AD(H)D.
- You have physical impairment or mobility issues, such as difficulty using your arms or using a wheelchair or crutches.
- You have a disability, impairment or medical condition that is not listed above.
- You have two or more impairments and/or disabling medical conditions.
If you are unsure about a student's or your financial circumstances, please get in touch.
Please note applications for support with transport to/from the university (schools/individuals) will need to be applied for separately through the UEA Travel Fund.
How do I book places?
Contact our Enrichment Team for more information and book a place on one of our events.
What does 'entry year' mean on the application form?
'Entry year' means the year that you currently plan to go to university.
Does a teacher need to accompany students to enrichment events?
Students are welcome to attend our events unaccompanied by a member of school staff. DBS checked student ambassadors supervise students for the duration of their visit to the UEA campus.
We expect all students attending enrichment events to adhere to our code of behaviour.
Do students have to wear school uniform?
No, we do not require students to wear school uniform to our events.
Do you provide lunch for students?
Lunch is provided on some paid for events. You will be given information on lunch provision before the event. For our free events, students can purchase food on campus, but we recommend they bring a packed lunch. An area to eat lunch will be provided on all events.
Why don't you offer more events for pre-GCSE students?
Enrichment events are designed to give post-16 students a taste of University level study. Our academic sessions are pitched at first year undergraduate level, giving post-16 students a realistic insight into the jump from A Level study to Undergraduate level study.
Talk to our Outreach Team to find out more about the events we offer for pre-GCSE students.
Will attending an Enrichment event help me with my UCAS application to UEA?
Enrichment events are run independently of our admissions office, so therefore attendance at our events does not affect the decision made about a student's application. However, including these events on a personal statement can enhance an application to university.
Can you run your events in my school?
Unfortunately the Enrichment team are not able to organise bespoke events for school groups.
Can I bring my whole class to an event?
We aim for our events to be as diverse as possible, to enhance the student's experience and give them a realistic taste of what university will be like. Therefore we encourage student's from a variety of schools to attend each session and initially limit group bookings (please see event details for group size limits). However our Higher Education Advisory Team may be able to organise a campus visit for your school and can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I get to UEA?
Please be advised that as of Monday 3rd June 2019, there will be ongoing roadworks on the Fiveways roundabout near our campus. This may affect your journey times. Please see here for details on how to access UEA during this time.
Can I park a school mini bus on campus?
Details of parking will be sent to you after you have booked on an event. In most cases it is possible to park in our Main Car Park – if this isn't possible, our security lodge situated on the University Drive will be able to advise you where on campus to park. For students' attending unaccompanied, we recommend the use of public transport wherever possible.
How can I keep up to date with your events?
If you would like to receive regular updates on our events please contact our Enrichment Team.