UEA defines commuters as those who travel to UEA from their home, which they lived in prior to entering higher education. Around 20% of our student body commute to university for both academic and non-academic student life. Some of our current commuting students share their insight and tips when travelling into university and to ensure you don’t miss out on valuable experiences. 



To help you find your way to campus, you can find a handy travel planning tool available online. This free, handy tool requires a bit of information from you to map out ways to campus and as well as information relating to public transport, our brilliant lift sharing database and Park and Ride timetables.

To help you get into the flow of planning transport around study and social commitments, we have put together this planner. You’re welcome to download and amend it online so you can keep it handy when you’re planning. From looking ahead at the weather and noting down things to remember, to costs and timings, we’ll help you become pro at commuting.

We’re also stocking some free commuter pin badges for you to can choose to wear on your lanyard (or wherever). Who knows, perhaps you’ll discover new travel buddies to help the commute go quicker! You can collect a pin badge from the Student Information Zone, located on the street next to the Post Room. If you’re ever at a loose end on campus and want to study or socialise in spaces outside of the library, you can find the Warren located on the street, next to the coffee shop and Student Information Zone.

Each month, our current commuter students are invited to join us in Zest (bottom floor of the UEA catering block) for commuters’ breakfast. An opportunity to grab a bite and a drink and chat to other commuter students. You can find out more about regular meet ups throughout term for commuting students by logging into MyUEA. UEA’s Transport team provide lots of information on travel and transport information on their MyUEA page (login required), which commuters are advised to familiarise themselves with.

Every Thursday during term, the Learning Enhancement team host Study Together, a brilliant, free drop in to help students with their study techniques and promote group learning regardless of your study discipline. The aim is to help students find study groups that work alongside their lifestyles – for example, learning how to use UEA systems to create podcasts of your reading lists to make it easier to digest on your journey! Join us in the Warren on Thursdays between 11am and 2pm throughout the year.

Have questions about commuting? You’re welcome to get in touch with us on commuters@uea.ac.uk.