UEA has it all, big nights out to leisurely strolls through its nature trails
For socialising, sports and student events, Bar SU is the place to go.
Bar SU is where things get social. They’ve got a pub-style area (Red Bar), as well as a space for screening sports, holding student events and hosting club nights (Blue Bar). Hang out with your friends after lectures. Make new friends on the dance floor. Play a couple of games of pool. It’s your space to unwind in.
Live music and club nights where you can dance the night away.
An incredible live music venue on the UEA campus that attracts some of the biggest names in music. Coldplay, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Faithless have graced the LCR’s stage. No gigs taking your fancy? Head over for one of the two weekly club nights for a dance with your mates.
Find inspiration in the art, architecture or sculpture park.
Need a change of scene? Pop to the Sainsbury Centre to immerse yourself in a variety of artwork, including pieces by Picasso and Bacon. The building is beautiful too, designed by world-renowned architect Norman Foster. This public art museum is a great spot to sit and watch the world go by, or to find some creative inspiration.
Societies and Clubs
Find your tribe and follow your passion by joining societies and clubs.
Find people with similar interests at the vast range of student-run societies and clubs. Have fun, make friends, learn new skills, give back and create fantastic memories. As well as all the sports clubs, there are societies to cater for all interests. Whether it’s ghost hunting or burlesque, Pokemon or Harry Potter, there’s something for everyone.
Leading you across campus, one artwork at a time.
Reclining figures. Variations on a square. Weird and wonderful beasts. Abstract art. You’ll find it all on the sculpture trail that begins at the Sainsbury Centre and winds its way around campus. Discover pieces by Antony Gormley, Henry Moore and Elizabeth Frink. Perfect for quiet contemplation or an interesting stroll.
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.”