It’s more than an Open Day. It’s a chance to sample life here It’s more than an Open Day. It’s a chance to sample life here

This is your chance to picture yourself living and studying here. So we’ve brought together a whole host of activities to help you do just that. Here are a few top tips for getting the most from your day. Don’t leave campus without doing a few.

Ask us that nagging question

Ask us anything about university life. Just head to the Information Zone in the Student Union building. Staff from the admissions, student finance and accommodation teams will be on hand to answer your questions throughout the day. We’re talking about your whole life here. So there are no silly questions, just friendly people with lots of information and experience.

Talk to the people who know

The best way to find out what it’s like to study here is to talk to someone who’s doing it. We have current students on hand for the Open Day who can’t wait to meet you and tell you all about UEA life.

Give us the taste test

As a UEA student for the day, you must try the food. Pop into the on-campus restaurants, cafes and bars. Try the veggie wraps and salads at Mustard café in the Enterprise Centre, treat yourself to the homemade cakes at Modern Life Café in the Sainsbury’s Centre, and sample the smoothies at Ziggy’s. 

Go exploring 

See the celebrated international art collection at The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Discover the facilities at the Sportspark, one of the biggest sports centres of any UK university. Peek behind closed doors in the halls of residence. Tours of the campus happen throughout the day.

Take a break

It’s going to be a full day, so make sure you relax when you get the chance. There are lots of places to stop for delicious food and drink, and there is free wifi across the campus courtesy of The Cloud. Just select 'The Cloud' when connecting to wifi on your device and follow the instructions on your screen. 

Live like a local

UEA is a stone’s throw from the city of Norwich. Explore the city now, and you’ll feel like a local from your first day. This is a place steeped in rich cultural history. It’s also a thriving centre for music, theatre and the arts.

You can explore on your own, or take a bus tour led by a student right from campus.

Find out more about Norwich and Norfolk

A few tips from our students A few tips from our students

  • Plan your day — take a list of key talks and tours but also give yourself time to get a feel for the place. The campus has a life of its own, you should explore it a little bit
  • Talk to people — nobody can give you a better idea of life at UEA than the students – and there will be tonnes of current students who can share stories, give advice, and listen to you. 

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