The UEA is a member of the national Civic University Network; reflecting the importance the university places on its long history of civic engagement across East Anglia, as well as the current regional partnerships underway to enhance the University's civic contribution.

UEA’s recent activities include supporting the NHS during the pandemic, where staff and students worked on the frontline and in a range of other different ways across our region and beyond. UEA’s civic role encompasses a wide range of work linking with the private, public and voluntary sectors including working with public and private partners to produce PPE and hand sanitiser for the NHS.

There are many examples of how UEA makes both social and cultural impact on our regional communities. We work to raise the aspirations of school children in the most deprived parts of Norwich and Suffolk, we enrich the culture and sporting life of our communities and help support a range of new businesses through our Enterprise Fund and Low Carbon Innovation Fund.

The University continues to work closely and collaboratively with existing partners and stakeholders and to build new relationships as we test and implement solutions to a range of health, environmental, social, and economic challenges for businesses, organisations, people and communities in our region and beyond.

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UEA civic university project