Home to a variety of shops, including a Post Office, food store and stationers under one roof
From physical books to e-resources, find everything you need to support your studies.
A well-stocked library with over 800,000 books and journals on its shelves. You’ll also find extensive collections of specialist materials, not to mention a vast database of e-resources. Make use of the group study zones or rooms, the PCs or the bookable individual study spaces if you need to get your head down.
Making and performing music to bring out your inner musician.
Love singing or playing an instrument? Want to learn how to make music? Join one of the four ensembles. Get involved in the groups run by the Music Society. Find a music tutor. Or make use of the practice rooms. You can also attend one of the many concerts hosted throughout the year.
Medical Centre and Boots Pharmacy
Healthcare and support from a friendly team, when you need it.
When you arrive as a new student you can register with the Medical Centre on their website. It’s quick, easy and will only take five minutes. Book routine appointments and contact them for emergency care. There’s also an occupational health team here. You have to register separately with the medical practice and the dental practice.
A quiet space for reflection, worship or conversation between people of all faiths or none.
Join this welcoming community, regardless of your beliefs. The Faith Centre is a spiritual space with quiet rooms for prayer, a large worship room for religious services, and a common room for chats and cups of tea. Need to talk? The chaplain is there to listen with a sympathetic and confidential ear.
Shop at UEA
A supermarket for all your essentials, with a Fairtrade and ethical spin.
Whether you need a quick dinner or you’re out of shampoo, you’ll find what you need here. The supermarket stocks a good selection of items, including fresh and frozen food, household and healthcare products. There’s also an in-house bakery – great for a quick snack. It strives to be as environmentally friendly as possible, and profits are invested back into services.
No excuse for piles of dirty washing in your room.
We all know the student cliché, taking a bag full of dirty laundry home in the holidays. No excuses for that here! Wear clean clothes all semester by using the launderettes. There are four dotted across the campus. Just get a laundry card, top it up and you’re good to go. You may need a campus card for evening access.
Various - The Street, The Village accommodation, the Medical Centre and Hickling and Barton accommodation.
Learning through play: a full day care service for your little ones.
The on-campus nursery provides care for babies and children from three months until starting school. It was rated ‘Outstanding’ in its latest Ofsted inspection. Whether you’re studying or working at UEA, the nursery will support your family and give your child the best start in life. It has a Forest School and runs activities ranging from music to cooking.
Bike Shop (Dr Bike)
Get cycling with help from the team at Dr Bike.
Whether you’re looking for a bike or your bicycle needs some TLC, this is the place to go. The team provides free advice, oil and minor adjustments. There are also repair slots if your wheels need more work. You can pick up essential cycling equipment too. It’s all run by the not-for-profit Norwich Bicycle Care Co-operative.
Send presents, cards and online shopping returns, all in one place.
Having a Post Office on campus is handier than you might think. You can make sure important birthday cards and presents arrive on time or just send postcards to your friends. And if you over-order at Amazon or ASOS it’s easy to send items back.
NHS dental treatment for students, staff and their families.
The dental practice is located on campus and provides NHS dental care. Register with your University Campus Card and NHS medical number. It offers routine appointments as well as emergency dental treatment. You have to register separately with the dental practice and the medical practice.
CareerCentral works in partnership with thousands of organisations to ensure students experience different working environments.
CareerCentral provides students with careers advice and guidance to help develop their professional skills, increase confidence and to prepare students for work. They work closely with the different departments and schools to make sure their offering is aligned with a student’s degree discipline. CareerCentral is here to provide support to students at every stage of their studies, not just with finding a graduate job.
More student guides
“Blend is my go-to for a quick snack between lectures, the curly fries and mozzarella sticks are my personal favourite.”
“The Waffle House has the tastiest waffles around, whether you choose sweet or savoury.”
“As social secretary for a sports club, I chose St Andrews Brewhouse for our Christmas meal and it didn’t disappoint!”
“On campus: Work up an appetite in the sports facilities, fuel up in Sportscafé.”
“Frank’s Bar in Norwich offers a chilled spot for coffee, dinner or drinks with friends.”
“Ruth’s Kitchen: They just want to feed you and feed you well! The food is cheap but super tasty with great portion sizes.”
“The Bicycle Shop: Quirky and cosy – the perfect spot to escape the bustle of Norwich’s lanes. Pop in for a light bite or a larger meal.”
“The dental practice is really useful to have on campus as it saves going into the city for dental treatment.”
“I’ve visited both Norwich Cathedral and Norwich Castle, which are both incredibly beautiful.”
“Chapelfield has a good selection of shops, as does St Stephens Street. Many of them offer student discounts, which helps a lot with budgeting.”
“Strangers Coffee is widely recognised as the best coffee in Norwich. They even have their own roaster.”
Toyin, East Anglia
“I enjoy Mantra because it plays music like afrobeats and R’n’B, which I love.”