Applicant Days 2024 

Our Applicant Days for 2024 entry will run from February - May 2024. 

If you receive an offer from us to start in 2024, we will email an invitation to attend your subject's Applicant Day. This will be sent in December 2023 and will contain all the information you need.

If you would like to visit before then, check out our upcoming Open Days and Campus Tours



Check out FAQs section below, or contact us on and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. 



What happens at an Applicant Day? 

Applicant Days run on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and include subject-specific sessions and other optional activities such as campus and accommodation tours and Q&A panels. 

If you have already been to an Open Day and feel like you have fully explored our campus and accommodation, then you are welcome to join just for your subject sessions. Or we also offer a free bus ticket in to Norwich on the day of your Applicant Day, so you can explore the city centre at your own pace.

For more information on the schedule for your Applicant Day, see our Applicant Day programmes page, where you'll find an example programme for your subject and schedules for the different days.  

To find out what to expect from your Applicant Day from a student perspective, check out our student blog.


Can't make it to campus? 

We understand that not everyone can make it to visit us in person, so along with your invitation to attend an on-campus Applicant Day you will receive a link to your personalised Applicant Hub. Your Applicant Hub is full of on-demand content about your course, life at UEA and the vibrant city of Norwich. 

You'll need your unique link to access the Hub, don't worry if you can't find the email, get in touch at and we'll resend it.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will be emailed a link to sign up for the relevant Applicant Day in December 2023. When you click on the link you will be offered all available dates for your subject. If you have any issues accessing your link, please contact us at

There are two sections to the Applicant Day; the subject sessions and the optional activities. If you have already visited UEA, you may want to prioritise attending the subject sessions over the optional activities. 

The optional activities include tours of campus, accommodation and other facilities such as the library and Sportspark. We also host a Life at UEA talk, which is a Q&A panel between a lecturer and current students on what life is really like at UEA. You'll also get the opportunity to ask your own questions. 

The times that these sessions and activities take place will depend on whether you attend on a Wednesday or Saturday, please see schedules for each day below.  

An example schedule for a Wednesday Applicant Day is - 

  • 11:00-13:40: Optional tours of campus, accommodation, the library and Sportspark  

  • 12:45-13:30pm: Life at UEA Q&A panel with a lecturer and current students

  • 13:40pm: Check-in time for subject sessions

  • 14:00-16:00: Subject sessions 

  • 14:00-14:45pm: Q&A Panel for applicant's guests to attend

(This may change for 2024)

An example schedule for a Saturday Applicant Day is - 

  • 9:30: Check-in time for subject sessions

  • 10:00-10:45: Life at UEA Q&A panel with a lecturer and current students

  • 11:00-13:00: Subject sessions 

  • 11:00-11:45: Q&A Panel for applicant's guests to attend

  •  13:00-15:00: Optional tours of campus, accommodation, the library and Sportspark run 

(This may change for 2024) 

We will run a separate Applicant Day for Medicine offer holders, which will run on a Saturday. 

An example schedule for a Medicine Applicant Day is - 

  • 09:30: Check in and coach transfer to Bob Champion building (applicants and guests)

  • 10:30–11:00: Welcome to Norwich Medical School

  • 11:00–13:00: Subject Session

  • 11:30-12:30: Parent Panel

  • 12:30-13:00: Bob Champion Building Facilities tour (Parents and Guests)

  • 13:00-15:00: Return to main campus for optional tours of campus, accommodation, the library and the Sportspark

Optional activities on the day are: 

  • Guided tours of campus, the library, Sportspark, Sainsbury Centre and accommodation

  • Life at UEA talk and Q&A panel with a lecturer and current students 

  • Q&A panel for parents, carers and other guests to ask questions to our panel of experts on Student Finance, Admissions, Accommodation and Student Support

  • We also offer a free bus ticket into Norwich, which is 15 mins away by bus, so that you can explore the city at your own pace 


You can see a sample programme for each subject by clicking on this link

We will email you with details of options for travelling to the Applicant Day. Car parking locations will vary depending on the date – parking on campus can be limited so you may be directed to Costessey Park and Ride.  

Blue badge parking is available on campus, please email for more information. 

You are more than welcome to bring guests with you. During your subject session, we will run a Q&A panel specifically for parents, carers and other guests. Apart from this there are no set activities for guests while you attend your subject session, but they are free to explore campus - take a walk around the lake or green spaces, check out the Sainsbury Centre or Sportspark or find a comfy space in one of our cafes. If you are bringing children, please ensure they are accompanied by an appropriate adult who carries full responsibility for the child during the day.
We run Campus Tours on a regular basis, you can find out more by clicking here
If you would like to cancel or rebook you can email us at
It's not compulsory to attend an Applicant Day, but it is a great opportunity to find out more in-depth information about your chosen subject. You will get the chance to meet a lecturer and take part in an interactive subject session. If you have visited campus before and feel like you have fully explored campus, then you can join just for your subject session. 
If you can't make the scheduled dates please contact us on

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.

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.