Feel part of the uea community through sport and fitness
Sportspark - Gym
Making sports and fitness fun and accessible, whatever your fitness level.
Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or want to start an exercise regime, Sportspark - Gym is the place to go. There are over 60 exercise classes a week, and a fully equipped gym with over 125 pieces of equipment. Not sure where to start or training for a specific goal? Hire a PT to get you in shape.
Sportspark - Swim
With a world-class pool on your doorstep, gliding through the water has never felt better.
Whether it’s an early morning power swim or just splashing around with friends, the Sportspark has something for all: swimming lessons, Aquafit classes, family splash sessions and Swimfit.
Sportspark - facilities
The Sportspark really does have something for everyone.
Boasting an array of top class facilities including: an indoor climbing wall, athletics track, gymnastics centre, indoor and outdoor courts, conference facilities and much more.
Sportspark - classes
The Sportspark runs over 70 classes a week
Join UEA’s sporting community to be active and make friends.
Sport is about more than fitness. It’s about finding a community, making friends and having fun. There are dozens of sports clubs, ranging from football, rugby and hockey to mountaineering, windsurfing and ballet. There are also opportunities to volunteer through UEA Sport, as well as scholarships for high-flying athletes.
Take a break in the great outdoors without having to leave the campus.
The six Active Campus trails, newly waymarked in 2020, have been implemented for students, staff and the local community to explore the University Campus and learn more about its wildlife and heritage. Each trail is different, and after just a few walks, you will get active and uncover more of UEA’s beautiful campus.
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.”
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“I enjoy Mantra because it plays music like afrobeats and R’n’B, which I love.”