As a UEA postgraduate research student, you’ll be immersed in a city that has lots to offer.
Norwich is a big-small city which comprises of two big shopping centres, ‘Norwich lanes’ which contain lots of independently run outlets such as art galleries, books and clothes shops as well as plenty of restaurants, cinemas and a football ground. And if you’re after some medieval history, there’s Norwich Castle which is full of facts and mysteries about Norwich’s past.
One of the great things about this city is that you’ll notice everything is in walking distance, so you never need travel far once you’re in the city. You’ll pick up on its sense of community quickly, and find that whatever your interests, it’s a great backdrop to your time at UEA.
The city is just a short 20 minute journey by bus from UEA, with buses running regularly. And if you’d prefer to bike it, UEA and the city centre are linked by cycle routes.
Norwich is home to Norwich International airport which goes to a variety of different countries, and you can travel to London in just under 2 hours from Norwich Train Station. UEA campus also has a National Express coach pick up which goes to Victoria Station in London and a mega bus stop to a variety of locations across the UK.
Alongside the city experience, Norwich is surrounded by countryside and seaside as well as the long stretch of The Norfolk Broads. You’ll be able to see these stunning landscapes for yourself within an hour or so via public transport links. Visiting rural Norfolk can make for a great time out with friends to ensure you have a work/life balance during your research. We could recommend lots of places to visit, but to name a few there is Holt, Wells-next-the-sea and Holkham – each contain miles of coast and places to walk. You’ll be spoilt for choice!
Similarly, Norwich by night gives you a great experience. With a range of restaurants spread all over the city to suit any taste, as well as plenty of bars on Prince of Wales, Tombland and St Benedict’s street, however you want to catch up with friends and take time out from your study, you’ll have your pick. There is also a thriving music scene (see Norwich Arts Centre plus the Waterfront just for starters) and several theatres including Norwich Theatre Royal and Norwich Playhouse, so if you fancy watching some comedy, a play or a musical you have this practically on your doorstep.
Norwich also has great transport links to London either by train which takes under two hours or by coach where you’ll find a pick up point from UEA’s campus. Norwich train station is around 20 minutes by bus from UEA’s campus, and provides great links to a range of places.
So there you have it - Norwich is the perfect mix of cultured city, nightlife and and stunning scenery, and will enhance your experience during your postgraduate research at UEA.
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