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Please be aware the 22 and 29 April 2020 Applicant Days have been cancelled - read more.



I have already attended an Open Day - do I need to go to an Applicant Day too?

An Applicant Day is a chance for you to experience your chosen subject area in greater depth. You will also stay in your subject area for a longer period of time, have the chance to meet more academics who teach your chosen subject and chat to current students. You may also have the chance to take part in a seminar or practical demonstration and also take a tour of your School facilities

How do I book onto an Applicant Day?

You will receive an email from us containing details of how to book onto a suitable Applicant Day. You will have a link in your email containing a list of dates to choose from. To book onto a date, click the register button at the side. You will need your myUEA details to do this.

Do I have a choice of dates that I can attend?

Yes, you will receive a list of available dates specifically for your course within the link in your invitation email. You can then choose the most appropriate date and complete your booking online. When a date is fully booked the state will read "no longer accepting registrations" so you will need to select an alternative date.

How can I contact you if I have any questions or need help booking onto the Applicant Day?

You can email us at or call us on 01603 593251 and we will help you.

Can we bring guests?

Yes, applicants can bring a maximum of two guests with them to their Applicant Day. If you are bringing children, they must be accompanied by an adult who carries full responsibility for the child during the day. If your guests have any dietary requirements or additional support needs we might need to know about on the day, please let us know in advance.

What time does the Applicant Day start and finish?

Applicant Days start from 09.30 and finish between 15:00 and 15:30 depending on your chosen School of Study. However, we have a series of optional tours available for you to choose from before or after your Applicant Day. These tours include our award winning accommodation, our library and the SportsPark on campus. You do not need to book onto these in advance but please plan your journey accordingly. More information can be found on our Tours page.

What happens if I am delayed in arriving for my applicant day?

The morning session comprises of talks and tours, the afternoon session is based in the school of study. Once you conclude the afternoon activities there is a further opportunity to take tours of campus, facilities and accommodation.

Will I be sent a copy of the Applicant Day Programme in advance?

You can view a sample programme on our website and we will give you a hard copy for your subject area on the day.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

You'll need one of your emails from UEA with your QR code on to make check in a bit easier. If you do forget it, don't worry, you can still attend the Applicant Day.

If you are auditioning for Drama courses, you may want to bring props to support your audition. Further information will be included in your invitation email.

What should I wear?

We would recommend wearing comfortable footwear and an umbrella or raincoat as our optional tours involve a lot of walking outside.

Is there anywhere to stay on Campus?

We do have some onsite accommodation, Broadview Lodge, if you would like to stay overnight to ease your travel arrangements. Please see our page dedicated to travel, parking and accommodation arrangements for further information.

Is lunch included?

Yes, we do include a free lunch as part of the day. A buffet will be available in your school area. Please check the allergen guide of our lunch options.

What do I do if I have any dietary requirements or additional support needs?

You can advise us of any additional support needs on your registration form when you make your booking. You can also email us at

What parking arrangements are available for those travelling to the University by car?

We are only able to offer on campus parking on a Saturday Applicant Day.

For a Weekday Applicant Day, we have organised free parking and bus transfers close to the campus at Harford Park and Ride. Please see our page dedicated to travel and parking arrangements.If you are a blue badge holder, please contact us for further information.

I am travelling to UEA via train. How do I get to UEA from the railway station?

The number 25 and 26 bus run regularly to campus from just outside the station and the journey takes approximately 25 minutes.

We've partnered with First Bus to offer you free all-day bus tickets on the city network to explore the city of Norwich for you and your guests on your Applicant Day. UEA is on Blue Line 25 and 26, with buses every 7 minutes to the city. 

What happens if it is raining or snowing?

Although we are one of the hottest and driest parts of the country, British weather can still be unpredictable! We aim to still run the Applicant Days during bad weather and would recommend bringing an umbrella as the vast majority of the optional tour will be outside.

Where shall I report to on arrival?

You'll need to go to the check in location sent to you in your email on arrival on campus. There will be student guides around to direct you to the check in location. After checking in, you will be able to pick up your pack for the day and (if you choose to) decide which tours you'd like to attend before or after your Applicant Day.

Why have I been invited to a selection interview as part of the Applicant Day?

Some students may have a selection interview as part of their Applicant Day. This is an opportunity for academic staff to find out more about your interest and enthusiasm for the course and why you have chosen to study it. It's also a chance for you to ask any specific course related questions.

What does a one-to-one involve?

Some students may have the opportunity to have a one-to-one with a member of academic staff as part of the Applicant Day. This is designed as a two way conversation, an opportunity for you to ask questions about the course and for academic staff to find out more about you.

Will I have the opportunity to view accommodation?

We have a variety of optional tours (including accommodation specific tours) available in the morning and afternoon, before and after your main Applicant Day. You do not need to book onto these before you arrive on campus but you will need to book onto the afternoon tours once you arrive. You will also need to plan your transport and arrival on campus accordingly.

Can I look around the city afterwards and how do I get there?

Regular buses run from University Drive (near to the main car park) to the city centre every 10 minutes (services 25 and 26).

For Applicant Days that fall on a Weekday, please be aware that the last coach to the Park and Ride will leave the university at 4:15pm. Please ensure that you return to UEA by this time or make alternative arrangements to return to Harford Park and Ride. The 502 bus service runs from Norwich Bus Station to Harford Park & Ride every 15-30 minutes until 7pm.

For more information about Norwich, please see Visit Norwich online.

Is there anywhere to eat on campus?

Refreshments will be provided on arrival when you check in and a complimentary lunch is also provided during the day for you and your guests.

We have several places to eat on campus. All catering outlets are easy to find when you arrive and most are located in the Square at the heart of the campus.

All places to eat are shown as food outlets on the campus map. You will need to click on "Campus Facilities" on the map in order to display the food outlets.