Welcome to UEA Student Life

UEA is a vibrant community united by difference. Our campus has nurtured independent thinking since 1963, and in that time thousands of students have found their place here – found their world in ours.

In these pages, you can explore what makes student life at UEA so special. Discover what’s on campus, find out how you can take part in societies and meet people with shared interests, learn what support you get as a student and find all the highlights that Norwich and Norfolk have to offer.

Student life on campus

With everything you need within easy reach of your accommodation and lecture theatres, you can make the most of your time on our self-contained campus. Our wellbeing and medical facilities, career advice hub, well-stocked supermarket, cafes, Sportspark and more, are all within a short walk of each other.

A place for everyone

Our culture is built on community. Find your people with a wide range of friendly clubs and volunteering opportunities. If you want, you can even set up your own society.
We are proud to be a University of Sanctuary, welcoming refugees and asylum seekers into our university community. Our cosmopolitan campus is there to be enjoyed by everyone, whether you enjoy exploring our open parkland, discovering a new band at our live music venue, or relaxing with friends at our on-campus bars, cafes and restaurants.

Studying at UEA

With access to world-class, research-led teaching and study facilities, our campus offers everything you’ll need to get the most from your studies. With quiet spaces across campus, we offer a range of group and self-study areas to help you optimise your time. The Green Flag-accredited grounds within our friendly campus are ideal for revising in warmer weather, getting some fresh air, or taking a quiet walk between lectures.

Supporting your development

Student life isn’t just about studying; we want you to broaden your horizons, enrich your CV and get the most out of your time with us. Our Student Services include disability support and guidance on physical and mental wellbeing to help you reach your potential.
We’re committed to helping our students start their chosen careers, with a range of part-time jobs, work experience opportunities and career support available to help you succeed.

Explore our great city

Just 2 miles away from our award-winning campus, Norwich and surrounding areas are safe, welcoming, and full of entertainment and experiences to discover. Our walkable city is one of the UK’s best-kept secrets, with acres of open space, culture, music and more for you to explore.