9 Reasons to visit an Open Day

Making the most of your University open day

Choosing a university will be one of the biggest decisions you will 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.

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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


9 reasons to visit an Open Day 



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

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Frequently asked questions

All open days run from 8:30 - 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.

Look out for UEA ambassadors wearing brightly coloured T-shirts. They are easy to spot and full of information to help you with any questions and give directions. They will guide you to the check in zone so you can get your welcome pack.
Head to the Welcome zone to check in. You’ll be given a goody bag full of useful things including a map of campus and timetable of events so you can plan your day. Spend a few minutes looking at the events and highlight what 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. You just need to book your open day date and turn up to the talks and tours that you want to.
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.
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
Take a read of our blog 'how to go to a University open day on a budget' to make sure you get all our cost-saving tips for attending an open day.
Open Days are informal so you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in. It’s your chance to get a feel for the university, the campus and the surrounding areas. And chat to current students and find out what UEA is really like! 
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.

 After you’ve been to the Open Day you can either hop on a bus or walk 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 decide to travel by train, the blue line 25 or 26 bus stops just outside Norwich rail station and will bring you right onto campus. The journey takes about half an hour. When you reach UEA, get off at the main UEA campus bus stop opposite the main car park and follow signs for check-in.


If you would like to spend a night in Norwich, you can stay right here at Broadview Lodge - our on-campus guest accommodation. Special open day discounts are available. Book your room at Broadview Lodge.

You can also stay in Norwich city centre, which is 15 minutes away by bus or taxi. See Norwich hotels.

If the dates don't work then you can always take our Virtual Open Day anytime you'd like. Or come along to one of our Campus Tours throughout the year.

Our Postgrad Virtual Open Day has a wealth of expert advice about Master’s study, including live sessions on funding, accommodation, student life at UEA and much more! Find out why UEA could be just right for you.


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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 opendays@uea.ac.uk and we'll be happy to help.

Shuttle buses will be running every 15 minutes from 8:00am throughout the day, with the last bus leaving campus at 6:00pm. The buses are free and you don't need to book tickets. The short journey will take around 20 minutes each way (traffic permtting).

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.

Yes, you can cancel a UEA Applicant 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 check out other Applicant Day dates 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.

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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