Imagine waking up to beautiful countryside, just minutes from a world-class city, enjoying outstanding music, art, and culture on a weekly basis, having the choice of 200 clubs and societies, or starting your own, breaking a sweat in one of the UK’s finest sports facilities, being inspired by arts and culture from all over the world and playing a part in campaigns on the issues that matter to you. Now you’re getting an idea of what life at UEA is like.
The University is extremely proud of its student union at UEA. The Union of UEA Students is one of the most active student unions in the country and provides over 200 subsidised sporting clubs and societies.
The International Student Society and Russian Students Society provide an important support network for international students throughout their studies abroad. Many of the international student societies are extremely active, organising regular meetings, events and celebrations appropriate to the many differing social and religious calendars.
The University’s £30 million Sportspark is now the biggest indoor sports centre in Britain. The sports facility boasts a state-of-the-art Olympic-sized swimming pool, athletics track and gym, as well as an extensive range of activities including: aerobics, archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, climbing, cricket, fencing, hockey, indoor football, martial arts, squash, table tennis, trampolining and yoga.
Accommodation is an important part of your student experience, which is why the University has invested so much in top quality residences to make its campus a home from home. Innovative university accommodation was rated the best in the UK in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2011.
Living in UEA Halls of Residence is a unique and unmissable experience and with many accommodation options available. Most rooms are single en-suite, but students can also choose from studio flats, twin rooms, the premier accommodation range or UEA off-campus city centre residences.
All accommodation is self-catered and shared kitchen/dining rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, freezer and oven/cooker. Rooms have free internet connection and are fully furnished with a single bed, wardrobe, fitted shelving, a desk and chair. Most of our rooms are en-suite, with their own shower, toilet and washbasin.wStudents With Disabilities: well-adapted accommodation for wheelchair users and students with restricted mobility is available in certain residences and we can make modifications to adapt other accommodation.
Accommodation at UEA benefits from:
Having the right qualification is only half the challenge towards becoming an employable graduate, so UEA offers a high quality learning experience, which includes a broad range of opportunities to help you develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and abilities to make a successful transition from study to the workplace.
UEA Employability Strategy ensures that students develop academic and wider skills through the on-campus Careers Centre. International Careers Development Adviser responsible for the organisation of services to enhance the employability of our international students. We can offer you one-to-one careers guidance, CV feedback, mock interviews and coaching into work.
UEA student job shop EmployAbility gives international students access to a range of interesting vacancies for part-time jobs, work experience and voluntary work.
Opportunities to gain workplace and cultural experience include a year or semester abroad, a year in industry, short work placements or research internships
The University of East Anglia Graduate Internship Programme offers students the chance to secure a paid internship of up to 12 weeks with local organisations. Internships are a great way to boost employability and learn new skills across a variety of industries.
The University of East Anglia is based in the vibrant city of Norwich, located in the east of England. The city is less than two hours by train from London and is a unique blend of historic English architecture and modern design, which creates a dynamic and unforgettable atmosphere.
Norwich is home to eight theatres, five museums, four cinemas, two cathedrals, four music venues and a castle. There are 300 pubs, restaurants and bars,1500 historic buildings as well as modern developments such as The Forum, which is the home of the regional BBC studio and the award-winning Millennium Library.
As a base for exploring Britain, Norwich is just a short journey from Cambridge and other key cities with coaches and trains conveniently connecting you with the rest of the UK. International students are also able to take advantage of Norwich International Airport which is conveniently located 15 minutes from campus.