Your Campus Tour questions answered Your Campus Tour questions answered

Find out all the answers to your Campus Tour and Self Guided Campus Tour questions below.

Campus Tours

I have already visited UEA. Can I come to a Campus Tour too?

Even if you have already visited UEA at a different event, you are welcome to come to a Campus Tour.

Where do we meet to go on a Campus Tour?

We will email you a few days before you visit us with the meeting point for your tour.

How long do tours last?

Tours last approximately 1 hour, although West Campus Tours last longer due to the fact that it is a short walk from Central Campus, at our Hospital Site.

Will I get to see teaching facilities on my tour?

You will be able to see some of the buildings where your subject will be taught. Our lecture theatres and generic seminar rooms are used as teaching spaces for lots of different subjects, and you will get to visit one of our general teaching buildings, such as the Julian Study Centre or the Lecture Theatre Block. We won't be able to show you inside specialist teaching facilities (such as labs) due to teaching timetables but please let you tour guide know if you want to see where your subject area is based.

I am interested in Nursing Sciences/Medicine and cannot make any of the West Campus Tour dates. What would you recommend?

We would recommend that you book onto one of our Campus Tours so that you can see Central Campus facilities and tour our accommodation. After your tour, you are welcome to visit West Campus unaccompanied; please see our Self Guided Campus Tour for details. Medicine is based in the Bob Champion Research and Education Building and Nursing Sciences, including Midwifery, Paramedic Sciences and Operating Department Practice, are based in the Edith Cavell Building.

Can I have a look around the SportsPark?

Yes, just ask the student giving your tour to show you.

Can I meet an academic to discuss my course?

We can't guarantee that someone from your chosen subject will be available to meet you because academics have such busy timetables. However, if you did want to discuss your options with an academic or member of the admissions team, please email campustours@uea.ac.uk and we can try our best to arrange a meeting.

Can I park on campus?

The car parks at UEA fill up very quickly, particularly during term time. To avoid disappointment, we would recommend parking at Costessey Park & Ride, which is only a 10 minute bus ride from UEA. Buses leave every 20 minutes and stop on campus. Visitors to UEA pay a £1 return charge each. We will email you details about getting to campus just before your tour.

Can I park on campus if I have a blue badge?

Yes - please email campustours@uea.ac.uk to let us know that you require blue badge parking and we will advise you on where to park.

How do I get to UEA from Norwich Train Station?

The numbers 25 and 26 buses leave from just outside the train station to UEA via Norwich city centre. Buses from the station take approximately 30 minutes and leave every 10 minutes. You can also get a taxi from outside the station.

Is there anywhere to buy food/drink on campus?

Yes there are several places to eat and drink on campus; just ask your tour guide and they will point you in the direction of the nearest place to eat.

Are there toilets on campus?

Yes we have toilets dotted all around campus. Please ask your tour guide for the nearest facility.

What should I wear?

We don't mind what you wear but would recommend comfortable footwear! A lot of the tour will be outside so we would advise that you wear weather appropriate clothing.

Will Campus Tours be cancelled if it is raining/snowing

We aim to run campus tours no matter what the weather! If we do cancel your tour, we will get in touch.

Can my parent/guardian/friend come with me?

Yes they are welcome to come along with you!

Can we bring children?

Yes but they must be accompanied by an appropriate adult who carries full responsibility for the child during the campus tour

Self Guided Campus Tours

Do I need to tell anyone that I am coming on a Self Guided Campus Tour?

You don't need to tell anyone; please feel free to turn up at your leisure!

Can I park on campus?

The car parks at UEA get full very quickly, particularly during term time. To avoid disappointment, we would recommend that you park at Costessey Park and Ride; buses leave every 20 minutes and stop on campus. The journey lasts approximately 10 minutes. See our Getting to UEA page for more information.

If you do drive onto campus, we may have spaces available in our main car park (p1 on our campus map). Parking is chargeable and you will need to pay at the machines in the car park before you leave.

Can I park on campus if I have a blue badge?

Yes, please email campustours@uea.ac.uk to let us know that you require blue badge parking and we will advise you on where to park.

How do I get to UEA from Norwich train station?

The numbers 25 and 26 bus go from outside the train station to UEA via Norwich city centre. Buses take about half an hour and leave approximately every ten minutes. You can also get a taxi from outside the station.

Can I pick up a hard copy of the Self Guided Campus Tour leaflet?

You can pick up a print out at the Registry reception (building number 2 on our campus map) Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Alternatively, please feel free to download a copy.

Can I visit accommodation?

You can see the outside of our accommodation on a Self Guided Tour but not the inside. Check out our accommodation webpages for more information about our halls.

Can I visit the library?

Yes you are welcome to visit the library but you will need to bring proof of identification, including a photograph and a current address.

I would like to meet with an academic. Is this possible?

We will always try our best but we can't guarantee it. If you send us an email we will see what we can do.

Can I visit at the weekend?

Yes but most of the teaching buildings will be locked.

Can I go and look around the Sportspark?

Yes, you just need to let the reception staff know that you are on a Campus Tour.

Can I walk around without using the Self Guided Tour?

You don't have to use our tour at all but it's here if you need it!

I am interested in Nursing/Medicine and would like to go to the Hospital Site. Is this possible?

You are more than welcome to walk down to the site unaccompanied; it is about a fifteen minute walk across our sports fields (please see our campus map). The Medicine building is called the Bob Champion Research and Education Building and the Nursing building is called the Edith Cavell Building. You won't be able to look in the teaching rooms but if you would like to do this we would advise coming on an Open Day.

Does UEA close at weekends?

No, the university is open but teaching buildings are locked. You can still come and visit at the weekend.

When is UEA closed?

We close for Christmas and Easter; the dates are listed here. Campus is never closed completely but during these periods it will be extremely quiet.

Is there anywhere to buy food/drink on campus?

Yes, we have several catering outlets and shops, which can be found on our campus map.

Where are the toilets?

Our toilets are clearly signposted all over campus and can be found on our campus map.