Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world, the University of East Anglia (UEA) has a first-rate reputation for its teaching, academic support, work-experience opportunities and its social life.
Home to over 15,000 Home, EU and International students, UEA has been consistently rated as one of the top universities for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey, ranked 1st in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, voted top university overall in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards and has received the highest ranking in its most recent Teaching Quality Audit. These resounding endorsements reflect the quality of our cutting-edge facilities, internationally-renowned departments and supportive and engaging staff.
UEA has successfully won accolades and awards across its diverse subject range: Alumnus Sir Paul Nurse won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2001 and over 20 of our environmental scientists shared with Al Gore the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Our School of International Development and its innovative commercial arm have been awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education (2009) and UEAs Creative Writing programme which has aided the careers of so many contemporary authors, including graduates Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Anne Enright who have all won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction was also awarded the Diamond Jubilee Queen'sAnniversary Prize in 2011.
Nearly 90 per cent of our research was rated of international excellence in the latest (2008) Research Assessment Exercise, with over 50 per cent world leading. Norwich has the fourth greatest concentration of most highly cited researchers in the UK, after London, Oxford and Cambridge - thanks to the University and its Norwich Research Park partners. In a survey of top institutions researching geosciences over the last decade, the University of East Anglia was the third university in the world, just after Harvard and Princeton (Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators 2009).
From its inception, UEA has built a reputation for innovative courses: at its heart is the principle of interdisciplinarity where related subjects are studied in combination with each other. Our pioneering Environmental Sciences and International Development Schools bring together experts from a number of fields to work collaboratively; we offered the first Creative Writing degree in the UK and our dynamic groupings of Medicine and Health schools led to UEA being selected to introduce one of the first new medical schools in the UK for more than 40 years.
Gigs and entertainment
UEA's Student Union runs several bars, eateries and venues, including its own music gig venues. The 1,550-capacity venue on campus attracts touring bands and artists as well as regular club nights. The Independent says our Student Union gig roster is like pop musics roll of honour, with the biggest names performing each year and other student unions wondering how on earth we manage it. Recent high profile performers include: Coldplay, Calvin Harris, The Killers, Ed Sheeran, The Streets, Primal Scream, and The Vaccines.
The University attracts some of the world's most famous writers to its International Literary Festivals every year, as well as hosting leading experts from many fields giving major public lecture series on a wide range of topics.
Visual arts UEA is home to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, described by the Times University Guide as perhaps the greatest resource of its type on any university campus. The art collection combines works from famous western artists with fine and applied arts from around the globe all in its own iconic building.
The University has topped The Independent and Complete University Guide league tables for sports facilities. Our Sportspark is the biggest indoor sports centre in Britain and has an Olympic-sized pool, climbing wall, athletics track, gymnasium and an extensive range of sports and leisure activities.
Our stunning campus, just 15 minutes from the centre of the medieval city of Norwich, has won over 20 awards for architecture. First-year undergraduates from outside Norwich are guaranteed one of our 3,500 campus bedrooms, (many ensuite) if you apply promptly. The Architects' Journal has voted our original residences - the ziggurats - in the top ten examples of university architecture in the country.
The fine city of Norwich ("None finer", according to Stephen Fry) combines heritage charm with 21st century attitude and is rated as one of the top ten shopping venues in the UK. Most recent national crime statistics show Norfolk to be the safest county in England.
The University offers the opportunity for a strong and well-rounded academic experience with subjects offered across its Faculties of Science, Social Sciences, Medicine and Health, and Arts and Humanities.
Located in 200 hectares of rolling parkland but just two miles from the centre of the cathedral city of Norwich the University’s campus encompasses the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe’s largest concentrations of researchers with world-leading science credentials and over 30 science and technology based businesses.
Sporting facilities on campus include the University Sportspark which houses an Olympic-sized swimming pool and regularly hosts international sporting events. UEA also has the world famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and hosts an International Literary Festival which has included famous names such as Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro (both alumni of UEA's Creative Writing course).
The University of East Anglia boasts a wide range of campus facilities and services ranging from the Sportspark Britains largest indoor sports centre - to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, as well as accommodation, shops, bank, a health centre, chaplaincy, nursery, Students Union, and Norfolks largest library.
The university campus is home to eight en-suite residence-blocks and six non en-suite residence-blocks, plus residential terraces known as the Ziggurats. The en-suite University Village residences are a ten-minute walk away.
Broadview Lodge is the on-campus B&B facility for visitors to UEA. We have 76 en-suite rooms, all equipped to hotel standards. All rooms have flat screen tvs and tea and coffee making facilities. Small groups may also book self-catering accommodation.
The Careers Centre, known as CareerCentral, provides impartial information, advice, support and guidance for all undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates, researchers, staff, researchers and employers, covering everything from further study to professional training.
As well as regular careers fairs, training workshops, and one-to-one guidance, the service helps students and graduates find student employment, volunteering opportunities and graduate level careers.
Restaurant facilities on campus provide everything from a simple coffee and sandwich to a full meal at eateries Blend, Zest, Vista, Café Direct and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts Gallery Cafe. Fresh, locally sourced and Fairtrade ingredients are encouraged and used wherever possible to create balanced and nutritious meals for a range of tastes and dietary requirements.
UEA Chaplaincy provides a centre for quiet reflection, worship and conversation between students and staff of all faiths or none. Facilities include a large Common Room with comfortable chairs and a kitchen, a Quiet Room for individuals or small groups to spend time in contemplation or prayer, and a large Meeting Room for group meetings and religious services. Prayer facilities are also available for Muslim students.
The University Counselling Service aims to enable students to achieve their academic and personal goals by providing confidential counselling and support for any difficulties encountered while at UEA.
The University is committed to promoting a positive attitude to disabled people and to creating the conditions in which all students can participate fully in the academic, social and recreational life.
UEA has a rolling programme of improvements to existing facilities and aims to incorporate high standards of disabled access into all new buildings.
University accommodation caters for a range of needs with well-designed rooms for wheelchair users, students with allergies and breathing problems, and hearing impairment. Carers can also be accommodated and assistance dogs are welcome.
UEA's Information Services provide a wide range of IT services including campus internet access via a wireless network and in student residences.
As well as the 24-hour IT centre based in the Library, there are a range of study spaces and teaching laboratories in the IT and Computing Service building and elsewhere on campus.
Specialist equipment such as scanners, colour printers and work stations specially equipped to meet the needs of users with mobility problems or visual impairment are also offered.
The campus library contains more than 800,000 books and journals, as well as extensive collections of specialist materials. 15,000 new titles are added to its stock each year.
The recently extended facility is open seven days a week during semesters, and until midnight six days a week during semesters. The library also provides a 24-hour IT area, with more than 260 computers for students to use.
Also situated in the library is the Library and Resources Centre a valuable space for staff and research postgraduates to think, meet, learn and access resources that enhance and support the University's staff development activities.
The purpose-built campus Medical Centre provides a full range of medical services for students who register as patients. In addition to general practice services, the Centre provides a range of specialist clinics and visiting practitioners.
There is also a pharmacy on campus and a dental service offering NHS treatment to students and their families.
The University's on-site nursery enjoys an excellent reputation among parents and government OFSTED inspectors alike. Caring and qualified staff provide a range of stimulating activities in purpose-built premises with superb facilities for babies and children from six weeks to school age.
The Sainsbury Centre is an inspirational public art museum at the University of East Anglia. The Norman Foster building houses the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection comprising modern work by artists such as Henry Moore, John Davies, Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon, as well as art from Africa, the Pacific, the Americas, Asia, Egypt, medieval Europe and the ancient Mediterranean. The Centre also hosts a number of prestigious temporary exhibitions from around the world each year.
The Sainsbury Centre galleries, café, restaurant and school of Art History and World Art Studies are used by over 150,000 people a year.
The UEA campus is home to a variety of shops, including a Post Office, newsagent, travel agent, Waterstones book shop, pharmacy and food store. Other facilities on campus include a bank and 24-hour laundrette.
The University's Sportspark is the biggest indoor sports centre in Britain. The sports facility boasts a state-of-the-art Olympic-sized swimming pool, athletics track and gymnasium, 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.
The UEA Student Union runs the prestigious 'Nick Rayns LCR' and 'Waterfront' venues, as well as many other commercial enterprises on campus including the £1.2 million recently refurbished Union Pub and Bar, the Hive, the Graduate Students Club bar, and a variety of eateries, cafes and shops.
The Union also organises most of the entertainment on campus, from the freshers week to the end of term balls, and runs a range of sports clubs and societies, including the acclaimed independent student newspaper Concrete, campus television station Nexus UTV, and radio station Livewire 1350AM.
The 1,550 LCR venue on campus attracts touring bands and artists as well as regular club nights. Recent high profile performers include: Coldplay, Calvin Harris, The Killers, Ed Sheeran, The Streets, Primal Scream, and The Vaccines.
Meanwhile the Waterfront, based in Norwich city centre, has attracted acts including CSS, MGMT, Noah and the Whale, Foals and the Futureheads, and holds regular club nights.
Our beautiful single-site campus on the outskirts of Norwich provides everything you need to make the most of your time as a student at the University of East Anglia.
Extensive on-campus facilities are all just a few minutes walk away from teaching and research facilities. The University campus has also won more than 20 architectural awards and boasts iconic buildings such as the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, designed by world-renowned architect Lord (Norman) Foster.
The campus strikes a balance between a countryside and city setting; more than 200 hectares of green parkland surround the campus and a regular bus service connects the university to the city centre in just 15 minutes. Over 15,000 students from over 100 countries study at UEA, creating a lively and welcoming atmosphere on-campus.
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