9 Reasons to visit an Open Day

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9 reasons to visit an Open Day 


1. Discover our award winning career support - with placements, internships, networking and more

2. Check out where you're going to live - our accommodation is safe, fun, friendly and comfortable

3. Meet our expert academic staff and see our leading teaching facilities 

4. Fall in love with our beautiful campus - surrounded by nature and parkland

5. Find out how to reach your full potential through a range of teaching formats and your own personal advisor 

6. Explore our huge range of clubs and societies - there really is something for everyone

7. Visit our Sportspark - some of the best sporting facilities in the country

8. Venture into the Norwich city centre - immerse yourself in our small city with a big heart

9. Meet your future friends - what better way to connect with people that could become life-long friends? 


Come to an Open Day and discover your reason!

Making the most of your University Open Day

Choosing your university will be one of the biggest decisions you'll make about your education. Attending an Open Day is a great way to get a feel for the campus, the students and the courses on offer. You can spend the day exploring the campus, surrounding areas and of course asking questions about what life at UEA is really like.  The day is an informal and fun way for you to get an insight into university life.  We're looking forward to seeing you there.

For more information about what to expect at our Open Day, check out our Undergraduate Open Days page

Wondering what to do when you get to an Open Day? Read UEA Student Lia's blog, Get the most from your Open Day.

But don't just take our word for it. Here's what some of our visitors had to say:


UEA Open Day was such a great way to get a feel for the campus and life as a uni student. Everyone was so lovely and chatty; it’s made me really excited for the next few years! – Maisie


I am so in love with this university! It is the perfect place for me. Everyone is so lovely and the campus is amazing!  - Roma


Can't wait for the Open Day? Visit our Virtual Open Day.

Frequently asked questions

It’s not compulsory but Open Days are an excellent way of giving you a real insight into what university life can be like. You’ll get to speak to current students and ask any burning questions you are bound to have. It’s also a great way to explore other aspects of student life that you’re interested in such as the Sportspark or our onsite art gallery, The Sainsbury Centre.

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus Open Days, you can come along to one of our Campus Tours or Mini Open Daysthroughout the year, or take a look at our Virtual Open Day.

You are more than welcome to bring guests with you. If you are bringing children, please ensure they are accompanied by an appropriate adult who carries full responsibility for the child during the day.

If you’re coming by car, please park at the Norwich Costessey park and ride, postcode: NR9 3LX, for free. UEA representatives will be there to welcome you when you arrive. Parking is only available on campus for blue badge holders. If accessible parking is needed for a blue badge holder please email recruitmentevents@uea.ac.uk and we'll be happy to help.

Shuttle buses run every 15 minutes between campus and the park and ride throughout the day. The first bus leaves the park and ride at 8:00am, and the last bus leaves campus at 6:00pm. The buses are free and you don't need to book tickets. The journey will take around 20 minutes each way.

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All open days run from 09:00 - 16:00 and you can spend as much time on campus as you like. Most people stay for a few hours to get a feel for the campus. You don’t need to book onto any talks – you can just use the programme to plan your own schedule.

Follow the signs to the Welcome Zone to check in, pick up a programme and a campus map so you can plan your day. Spend a few minutes looking at the events and highlight the talks you don’t want to miss. There will be a welcome talk which will give you a feel for what UEA is like and what you can get out of living and studying here. 
No booking is necessary for any of the Open Day activities. If you download our programme for the day, you will find a talk timetable so that you can schedule your day around the talks that you want to attend. Then simply arrive at the location of your talk when it's due to start. Tours of accommodation and campus can be taken at any time from 9am - 3:30pm, just make your way to the Tours Tent and you can go with the next tour.
UEA campus is like a small village and is brimming with places to eat and drink which offer a wide variety of menus. You can see a full list of cafes here Eat and Drink - Campus Life - UEA.

After you’ve been to the Open Day you can hop on a bus into town to explore our glorious city. We are just 3 miles from Norwich city centre, a short bus or taxi ride from Norwich rail or bus station.

We’ve partnered with First Bus to offer you free all-day bus tickets on the city network for you and your guests to explore the city of Norwich on your open day. UEA is on blue line 25 and 26, with buses every 10 minutes to the city. Once you have registered for your open day, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download your free bus ticket.

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus Open Days, you can come along to one of our Campus Tours or Mini Open Daysthroughout the year, or take a look at our Virtual Open Day.

If you need to cancel your Open Day booking, please email us at recruitmentevents@uea.ac.uk and we will be happy to cancel your booking on your behalf.

We encourage you to take a look at our other upcoming Open Days and book onto a new date that suits you. If you are unable to find an alternative date that suits you, please email us and we will assist in finding you an event that suits your needs and availability.

Our on-campus Open Days are run for Undergraduate students, but Postgraduate students can still find out about UEA through our Virtual Open Day or by visiting for a Campus Tour, check out our Postgraduate Open Days page for more information. 


Some people are eligible for financial assistance to travel to one of our Open Days, to find out more information please visit our Travel Fund page.

If you are a teacher and would like to bring a group of students to the Open Day, please email us at recruitmentevents@uea.ac.uk with the following information:

  • Name and address of your school of college

  • Number of students who would like to attend each departmental talk

  • Expected arrival and departure times

We will get in touch to confirm your booking.

All our events are designed for you to experience what it would really be like to study here at UEA, however each has a specific focus. 

An Open Day is a full-day event, where you can explore everything that UEA has to offer. We run campus and accommodation tours with our student ambassadors, or you can take a self-guided tour at your own pace. You can attend subject talks and demonstrations relevant to the subjects you're interested in, and visit our Student Information Zone to find out more about all things finance, support services and careers. Our campus eateries, Sportspark and Sainsbury Centre are all open, and you can take a walk around our green spaces. 

An Applicant Day is specifically for those who have an offer to study here at UEA. This event is to provide a more in-depth insight into your chosen course, with information and taster sessions. We also run a couple of Q&A panels; one with current students, and one specifically for parents, carers and guests. We also have our campus and accommodation tours running, so you can take a look around if this is your first time to campus, or if take another look if you have previously been to an Open Day. 

A Mini Open Day is perfect for you if you can’t make it to a full Open Day. You’ll be able to attend talks on student life, finance and accommodation, and take a guided tour of our campus, facilities and student residences. Mini Open Days offer a general overview of UEA life and don’t include scheduled subject-specific content, although there may be a chance to chat with academic staff.

A Campus Tour is a more personalised experience, where you can take a look around the campus and accommodation in a small group with one of our student ambassadors. There is not usually any subject-related activities on a Campus Tour. 

If you would like to visit campus but can't make one of our Open Day dates, we’d love you to come to one of our Campus Tours or Mini Open Days.

Campus Tours give you the chance to see our campus and accommodation with a guided tour led by a current student.

Mini Open Days also feature a guided tour of campus, alongside the chance to attend talks on student life, finance and accommodation, and meet staff from key service areas.


UEA is such a lovely place which allows plenty of opportunities for the future. When I went to the UEA Open Day, I felt like I was meant to be here 

- Ellie