My top tips to make the most of student life and enjoy everything Norwich has to offer.
Home City: Bedfordshire
Course: BSc Geophysics
Ask Me: Ask-A-Student
Breakfast, lunch and dinner: you’ll find it all at Zest.
Located just off The Square, Level 01 (the big glass building).
Zest is THE place to eat. They have really nice food and good prices. It’s especially cool when the weather is nice, so you can go outside and eat on the stairs in the square.
Healthcare and support from a friendly team, when you need it.
Located just off University Drive on campus.
The medical centre has been excellent during my time at uni. As someone who gets ill quite a lot, I’ve had excellent care. Everyone is so friendly and genuinely happy to help.
Grab a coffee and cake, go home with a loaf.
93 Upper St Giles Street, Norwich, NR2 1AB.
A sweet café that’s the perfect place to sit down for a chat or to study. Their pastries are to die for and everything is very aesthetically served.
Norfolk Snowsports Club
Discover a range of winter sports, or brush up your skills on the slopes.
Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, Norwich, NR14 8TW.
The slopes were so much fun. The staff were so nice and helpful, and they have all the equipment you need. I’ve been skiing my whole life but tried snowboarding for the first time and it was amazing.
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.”