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What makes UEA unique from other universities? The student population doesn't seem too vibrant - am I wrong?
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We’re very proud of the students we have welcomed to the university here at UEA – many have gone on to do brilliant things. They include Radio 1’s Greg James, two Nobel Prize Winners, a Time Lord (Doctor Who’s Matt Smith), and award-winning novelist Emma Healey.
If you have a thirst to learn outside of lectures and seminars we have talks and events taking place almost on a daily basis. We attract some of the country’s top politicians to our political events, and some of the best in the world of literature to our Literary Festival. We have the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts on our doorstep hosting regular art exhibitions, and the unique venue has even featured in the latest Avengers film! Our students help create and maintain over 200 clubs and societies too – ensuring there’s something for everyone whatever your taste!
For entertainment we have the Student Union (SU) LCR on campus which hosts band nights (big names over the years include Coldplay, U2, and Muse) and also fancy dress nights, club nights, and comedy nights too. The £30 million Sportspark is currently the biggest indoor sports centre in Britain and enables you to let off steam after class, and keep fit and healthy too.
We have a vibrant campus too – a great mix of unique architecture but with acres of big open spaces and plenty of biodiversity. Our Ziggurats accommodation has featured on album covers and appeared in publicity for Levi’s too. Taylor Swift even used our Law school at Earlham Hall as her dressing room when Radio 1’s Big Weekend arrived in Norwich in 2015.
If you want to see what really makes UEA unique take a look at the events our students and SU run to enhance the student experience. From the student radio station’s Livewire Jailbreak initiative where students have raised thousands of pounds for charity to Derby Day where our sporting greats unite to battle with Essex to win the coveted trophy. There’s nothing more unique than Pimp My Barrow – a charity fundraising event which involves wheelbarrows, fancy dress, and a whole lot of fun!