UEA defines commuters as those who travel to UEA from their home, which they lived in prior to entering higher education. Around 20% of our student body commute to university for both academic and non-academic student life.

Some of our current commuting students share their insight and tips when travelling into university and to ensure you don’t miss out on valuable experiences. 

Find out some top tips for commuters from our current students in this video:


To help you get into the flow of planning your travel around your timetable and social activities, we’ve put together this handy planner. Either download and amend it online so you can keep it handy or download to keep on you. From looking ahead at the weather and noting down things to remember, to costs and timings, we’ll help you become pro at commuting.

We’re also stocking some free commuter pin badges for you to can choose to wear on your lanyard (or wherever). Who knows, perhaps you’ll discover new travel buddies to help the commute go quicker! You can collect a pin badge and printed copies of the travel planner from the Student Information Zone, located on the street next to the Post Room.

Ways to get to campus

Each month, our current commuter students are invited to join us in Zest (bottom floor of the UEA catering block) for commuters’ breakfast. An opportunity to grab a bite and a drink and chat to other commuter students. Keep an eye out on Welcome Week opportunities aimed at commuters!

Every Thursday during term, Learning Enhancement team host Study Together, a brilliant, free drop in to help students with their study techniques and promote group learning regardless of your study discipline. The aim is to help students find study groups that work alongside their lifestyles – for example, learning how to use UEA systems to create podcasts of your reading lists to make it easier to digest on your journey! Join us in the Student Information Zone on Thursdays between 11am and 2pm from 20th October 2022.

There is more dedicated information on My UEA, including commuter breakfast dates and more:


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Find out further information about accommodation at UEA and commuting to campus.

If you have questions or concerns about commuting into university, please contact commuters@uea.ac.uk.

We also have a whole section of our resource centre dedicated to mature students which covers a huge range of topics including blogs from current commuting students.

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