Visiting UEA? We want to make sure you've got all the information you need to help you book your place, travel to campus and feel confident you know where you're going when you arrive.

Booking, travel and arrivals information does vary depending on the type of event that you're attending. Select the option you need from the list below to help plan your visit.

Open days

 

Our 2021 Open Days have finished for the year but you can visit our virtual open day - check out our open days page for all the information that you need about seeing us virtually and in person. If you would like to visit campus before our 2022 Open Days we are running campus tours throughout the year. If you apply to us and receive an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Day.

 

Booking

Booking a place at our next Open Days

You will be able to book onto one of our 2022 Open Days in early spring 2022 on our Open Day webpage.

Do I have to book talks and other activities? 

No booking is necessary for any of the open day activites. You just need to book a place and turn up to the talks and tours that you want to.

Can I bring guests?

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.

School groups

If you are a teacher and would like to bring a group of students to the open day, please email us 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.

Need to cancel or amend your booking?

Email us at opendays@uea.ac.uk.

TRAVEL

By car

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 permitting).

 

By train or bus

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.

Travel fund

UEA is committed to widening participation to higher education. Our travel fund may be able to help support you with travel and accommodation costs for your open day.

Staying overnight

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.

Accessibility

UEA is open to everyone. Our campus is fully accessible and we have support available for all levels of mobility. If you have any questions or concerns before the event, or need some help on the day, get in touch on opendays@uea.ac.uk.

Plan your day

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.

Arrival and check in

When you arrive, head to the Students’ Union Building (building 17 on our campus map) to check in. Bring your email confirmation so you can check in quickly. If you forget your email, don’t worry – you can still check in but it might take slightly longer.

After you've checked in, you are free to go and attend the talks, tours and other activities that you want to! We will have a full programme available online so you can plan your day.

Campus tours

 

Please read the information below and on the campus tours page before you arrive. Keep an eye on your emails as we will send you any information you need.

Booking

Pre booking is essential and you can do this on the campus tours page by selecting a date and a timeslot on the form.  Once you've booked a place, we will email you with all the information you need.

Travel

By car

You can park for free in our main car park, p1 on our campus map. Please just pick up a token from the barrier when you arrive and let the Events Team know that you need to validate your parking token when you check-in with us.

By train or bus

If you decide to travel by train, the blue line 25 and 26 bus stops just outside Norwich rail station and will bring your right onto campus. The journey takes about half and hour. When you reach UEA, get off at the UEA main campus bus stop - this will be closest to our check-in location.

ACCESSIBILITY

UEA is open to everyone. Our campus is fully accessible and we have support available for all levels of mobility. If you have any questions or concerns before the event, or need some help on the day, get in touch with us recruitmentevents@uea.ac.uk.

 

Plan your day

Arrival and check-in:

We will email you before your tour with information about arrivals and where to check-in.

Please arrive for the timeslot that you have booked. If you are running late, you can email us on recruitmentevents@uea.ac.uk to let us know. At check-in, we will confirm you've arrived on our booking system and you will be able to start your tour. 

Please bring a face mask with you as these are mandatory in our buildings and in crowded areas. If you can't wear one because of a medical reason, don't worry, you don't have to.

 

Self-guided tours

 

Can't make one of our events or just want to look around in your own time? Feel free! Come and take a self-guided tour!

Booking

You don’t need to book or tell us you’re coming if you are doing a Self-Guided Tour. The University is open to the public but please note that during holiday periods some teaching rooms will be locked and campus will be quiet.

 

Travel 

Travelling by car

If you are visiting at the weekend, you can park in the main car park on campus.

During the week, campus car parks can get very busy so if you can't find a space, we would advise using Costessey Park and Ride (postcode NR9 3LX). The 511 bus takes you right onto campus and leaves frequently. You will be charged £1 to use this service.

 

Travelling by train or bus

We are just 3 miles from Norwich city centre, a short bus or taxi ride from Norwich rail or bus station.

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. 

STAYING OVERNIGHT

If you would like to spend a night in Norwich, you can stay right here at Broadview Lodge - our on-campus guest accommodation. 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.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

UEA is open to everyone. Our campus is fully accessible and we have support available for all levels of mobility. If you have any questions or concerns before coming to campus, or need some help on the day, get in touch by emailing recruitmentevents@uea.ac.uk.

 

Plan your day

You can explore our campus at your own leisure, or download our Self-Guided Tour. Some of the places on our tour leaflet have changed as we are refurbishing some of our buildings on campus. We will update our self-guided tour soon.

You won’t be able to see inside our student accommodation but you can view the outside of the accommodation blocks.

To visit the library, you need to bring proof of identification, including a photograph and a current address.

You are welcome to visit the Sportspark – just let reception staff know that you are on a campus tour.

Please bring a face mask with you as it is University policy to wear one in any University building and in crowded areas. If you can't wear a mask for any medical reason, you don't need to wear one.

 

Arrival and check in

The tour route starts off at the Registry building but you can join at any point. You don’t need to check-in or tell anyone you’ve arrived, feel free to go and explore campus at your own pace. 

Medicine interviews

 

The information below is relevant to on campus interviews. We are planning to run face to face interviews on campus for 2022 entry.

An interview is a compulsory part of the application process for both MB BS Medicine and MB BS Medicine with a Gateway Year. If you submit an application to us, we will be in touch as soon as possible to let you know if you have been selected for an interview.

If you are an overseas fee payer, applying to us from overseas, and you are offered an interview, where ever possible we would like to interview you, in person, on campus. Where this is not possible, successful applicants will be invited to attend a virtual interview. 

what is the interview like?

The interview will be an OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination), also known as a Multiple Mini Interview. There are six stations with six interviewers and you will spend 5 minutes at each station, with 1.5 minute preparation time. We will only be able to interview you in the format specified in your invitation to interview.

We can't tell you what the questions will be but we typically look for:

  • An acceptable approach to decision making when given incomplete or conflicting information
  • The ability to learn and work effectively in partnership
  • A caring and supportive attitude
  • An empathetic and caring approach
  • Insight to Medicine as a career and personal suitability for the profession
  • Honesty, integrity and personal effectiveness

Interviews will be conducted as safely as possible and following a Risk Assessment the Norwich Medical School has aligned its approach with NHS policy.

We strongly encourage you to take a lateral flow COVID-19 test before attending an interview.

Candidates will be required to wear a face covering (unless exempt) whilst inside the Norwich Medical School. Candidates will read the questions from a laminate which will be displayed on the wall outside each station to avoid touching any documents. Candidates will be socially distanced whilst in the interview station and windows will be open to ventilate each room.

Candidates will be emailed information about 'what happens next?' after they have attended an interview.

When will my interview be?

We will individually email invitations to applicants who are selected for interview. Interviews are expected to take place between November 2021 and February 2022.

what will i need to bring with me?

The documents you will need to bring will be listed in your interview invitation email.

  • A valid passport or a provisional/full photo card driving licence
  • Completed work experience form
  • A face covering

 

can i bring guests

You are welcome to bring guests but they will need to wait elsewhere whilst the interviews take place. There are plenty of cafes available on campus or they are welcome to explore UEA our Self-Guided Tour.

what is the dress code?

Please dress professionally as you would for a job interview.

travel

Travelling by car

We recommend using Costessey Park and Ride (postcode NR9 3LX) and taking the 511 bus service to main campus.  Parking is limited and not usually available on campus during the week.

Travelling by train

The nearest station to UEA is Norwich Train Station. Once you arrive in Norwich, you can use First Bus Services to get to campus (numbers 25 and 26 go to UEA via Norwich city centre). Alternatively, it will take approximately 15 minutes by taxi.

Travelling by coach

National Express and Megabus stops are located on campus and there are regular local bus services from Norwich city centre to UEA.

Help covering costs

Our Travel Fund is available to support individuals attending interviews at UEA, subject to meeting our eligibility criteria.

staying overnight

If you want to spend a night in Norwich, you can stay right here on campus at Broadview Lodge. You can also stay in Norwich city centre, which is 15 minutes away by bus or taxi. See Norwich hotels.

where do i go when i arrive?

Your interview will take place in the Norwich Medical School building, located on our main campus - you can find where to go using our campus map.

what time do i need to arrive by?

You will need to arrive at least 30 minutes before your interview time so you can register, provide the requested documents and have your briefing before the interviews start. The interview itself will last approximately 40 minutes.

Make sure you follow the information in your interview invitation email; it will specify which location you need to report to. If you're unsure, contact the admissions team.

what do I do If i am running late?

If you are delayed or think you might be late, contact the Admissions Service on live chat or telephone +44(0)1603 591515.

is lunch provided?

Lunch is not provided but there are onsite cafes where you can buy food and refreshments.

can i arrange an alternative date/time?

If you can't make the date you've been invited to, please contact the Admissions Service as soon as possible on +44(0)1603 591515 or admissions@uea.ac.uk . We will do our best to offer you an alternative date or time if we can but in some cases this may not be possible.

If you don't attend an interview and do not notify us of your absence prior to the interview taking place, we will assume that you no longer wish to be considered for the course and your application will be updated accordingly on UCAS.

what happens after the interview?

We will provide you with an update on your application as soon as possible but, due to the competitiveness of the course, it will be unlikely that any offers are made until after all applicants have been interviewed. It is likely that you will hear whether you have been successful in March.

The three possible outcomes after your interview will be:

  • We will make you an offer
  • We will hold your application for later consideration
  • Your application has been unsuccessful

We will be in touch by email to let you know our decision so keep an eye out for any emails from UEA.

If you have been unsuccessful, we will indicate the reason for this via UCAS. If you would like further feedback, please email us. We cannot usually provide very detailed individual feedback due to the number of applications we receive and the nature of the process - our admission policy has more details.

If we do offer you a place, you will be invited to attend the Medicine Applicant Day, which takes place on a Saturday in March. You will get to see the Medical School facilities with current students, meet academic staff and tour our beautiful campus. Even if you have attended an Open Day before, we recommend attending the Applicant Day if you can.

how can i withdraw my application?

If you no longer want to do Medicine at UEA, it is really important that you let us know and that you update your UCAS Track as soon as possible. Please email us with your full name, UCAS Personal ID Number and the reason why you are withdrawing your application.

Health sciences interviews

 

An interview is a compulsory part of the application process for all undergraduate courses within the School of Health Sciences.  This includes BSc Adult Nursing,  BSc Children's Nursing,  BSc Mental Health Nursing, BSc Midwifery, BSc Occupational Therapy,  BSc Operating Department Practice, BSc Paramedic Science, BSc Physiotherapy and BSc Speech and Language Therapy and MSci Speech and Language Therapy.

We will be in touch as soon as we can to let you know if you have been selected for an interview after you have submitted an application.

what is the interview like?

Different courses have different types of interview and we will let you know the format of your interview once you have applied. We will also let you know the time and date of your interview. 

In most cases, your interview will be one of the following:

  • A remote interview, conducted online at a pre-arranged time. The interview will be with an academic staff member from the School of Health Sciences and may also include either a clinician from the profession you are applying for, a health service user or a 3rd year student from the course.
  • A campus interview. You will be invited to meet academic staff members from the School of Health Sciences in person. The interviews will be with academic staff members from the School of Health Sciences and may also include clinicians from the profession you are applying for, 3rd year students from the course, or health service users (note for BSc Children's Nursing, we sometimes invite local school children to help with interviews, as our service users).

We won't be able to interview you in a different format from the one that we specify in your interview invitation. 

remote interviews

We will email you to invite you to an online interview at a specific time and date. We might also ask for some further information at the same time, and it's important that you read this through carefully and provide us with all of the information that we request if so.

How is the interview facilitated?

The interview will take place through Blackboard Collaborate. We will provide you with a link to access your interview at a specific time and date. You will not need to download any software or set up an account prior to your interview, access to your interview will be available through a web browser. You should ensure that you have access to a computer, tablet or phone with audio and camera functionality. Email admissions@uea.ac.uk if this will present you with any problems.

How is the interview structured?

The interviewer will introduce themselves and confirm some details with you. You'll have the chance to ask any questions before you begin and the interviewer will ask you if you're happy to start your interview.

We can't tell you what the interview questions might be, but we will look to explore a range of issues, including your suitability for the profession and the NHS values (as reflected in the NHS constitution). We'll look to consider your motivation to study this course, as well as whether you have a clear understanding of the profession (ideally with relevant voluntary or paid work in health care) and an interest in people. You will find a bit more information about this by searching the course you have applied for and navigating to the Entry Requirements section.

The interviewer will advise you when the interview process is complete, after which point the assessment period will be over. The interviewer will then give you some time to ask further questions or have a quick chat about the course. In total, the session might last up to 40 minutes.

When can I come and look around campus?

If you have been interviewed and have been offered a place, you will be invited to an Applicant Day. If you receive an offer, we will email you with more information and you can book onto a suitable date. We strongly recommend attending as you'll be able to get a proper look at our facilities and take part in taster sessions for your course. You'll get to tour campus and accommodation too and chat to academic staff and current students.

interviews on campus

Interviews on campus will likely take place in the Edith Cavell Building. You will be invited to a morning or afternoon session; please check your interview email for the arrival time. The session will last no longer than a few hours in total.

The interviews will be with academic staff members from the School of Health Sciences and may also include clinicians from the profession you are applying for, 3rd year students from the course, or health service users.  If you apply for BSc Children's Nursing, you might also have an additional interview with local school children.

The Edith Cavell Building is located next to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on our West Campus. You can view or download our campus map for further information. Please note that the Edith Cavell Building is at least a 20 minute walk from the UEA Main Campus. When you arrive, please report to the main reception desk or wait in the main entrance foyer, where we'll come and meet you.

What do I need to bring with me?

You don't need to bring anything other than a form of photo ID, such as a passport or driving licence.

Can I bring guests?

You're welcome to bring guests but they will need to wait elsewhere whilst the interviews take place. There are plenty of cafes available on campus (including one in the Edith Cavell Building) or they are welcome to explore UEA using our self-guided tour.

What is the dress code?

Please dress professionally as you would for a job interview.

Travel

The Edith Cavell Building is on our west campus site, by the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, postcode NR4 7UL. You can walk from main campus to the Edith Cavell Building and it will probably take about 15-20 minutes from the centre of campus. Follow Chancellor's Drive to the end of the road, until you get to a mini roundabout. Head straight over and follow the path across our sports fields. At the end, you will be on Colney Lane. Turn left onto Colney Lane and keep walking until you get to the roundabout. You should see the Edith Cavell Building next to the roundabout.

Travelling by car

We recommend using Costessey Park and Ride (postcode NR9 3LX). For the Edith Cavell Building, take the 510 bus service to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. For main campus, take the 511 bus service.

Parking is not usually available on campus or at the Edith Cavell Building during the week.

Travelling by train

The nearest station to UEA is Norwich Railway Station. Once you arrive in Norwich, you can use First Bus Services to get to campus ('Blue Line' services 25 and 26 go to UEA via Norwich city centre). Alternatively, it will take approximately 15 minutes by taxi.

Travelling by coach

National Express and Megabus stops are located on campus and there are regular local bus services from Norwich city centre to UEA.

Help covering costs

Our Travel Fund is available to support individuals attending interviews at UEA, subject to meeting our eligibility criteria.

Staying overnight

If you want to spend a night in Norwich, you can stay right here on campus at Broadview Lodge. You can also stay in Norwich city centre, which is 15 minutes away by bus or taxi. See Visit Norwich for examples of Norwich hotels.

What do I do if I'm running late?

If you are experiencing difficulties on the day of your interview you can contact us on live chat between 9.30 and 16.30 or you can phone us on  +44(0)1603 591515.

Can I look around campus whilst I'm here?

If you'd like to look around our teaching spaces, ask us on the day and we will see what we can do. 

You're very welcome to go on a self-guided tour whilst you're here, either before or after your interview session. Accommodation isn't available to view on interview days but if you receive an offer from us, you will be invited to an Applicant Day, where you'll have the chance to tour our accommodation and campus with current students.

can i arrange an alternative date/time?

If you can't make the date you've been invited to, please email admissions@uea.ac.uk as soon as you can, or you can call the Admissions Service on +44(0)1603 591515. 

We'll do our best to offer you an alternative date or time if we can but in some cases this may not be possible.

If you do not attend an interview without notifying us of your absence prior to the interview time, we will presume that you no longer wish to be considered for the course and will update your application accordingly.

what happens after the interview?

We will aim to provide you with an update on you application by email within a week of your interview, or sooner if possible.

There are three potential outcomes; we may be able to make you an offer of a place straightaway, we might need to advise you that your application has been unsuccessful or we may let you know that we have more interviews to complete and that a final decision will made once these interviews have been undertaken.

Situated in the heart of East Anglia, we're within easy reach via public transport, with links from London and surrounding counties.

London is only two hours away by train or car, and Norwich International Airport is only 15 minutes from the city centre and has links worldwide via four daily flights to Amsterdam.