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University of East Anglia

4.7 out of 5 (34 ratings / 26 reviews) Norwich, England, United Kingdom
The University of East Anglia (UEA) has been ranked 12th by The Times Good University Guide 2017 and 14th by The Complete University Guide 2019. We are an internationally renowned university based in a campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (80)
Humanities (40)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)

About

History

After getting the go-ahead to build in 1960, the Earlham golf course on the outskirts of Norwich was chosen as the site of the permanent campus and work began in 1961.The university was originally based in the present-day University Village - with teaching space for about 1200 students - and admitted its first cohort of 87 students in 1963. 

Education

Here at the UEA we offer over 450 undergraduate and postgraduate courses for you to choose from plus an inspiring range of PHDs and studenships to explore. 

You will be able to take control of your learning in a variety of ways at UEA as many of our courses include hands-on classes or modules where you get to put what you’ve learnt in lectures into practice on projects or even in real-world research. You can even look to study abroad and explore your horizons even more. 

Research

Focused around six themes our research spans the global challenges that we face: from meeting the needs of an ageing population to understanding the unique and fragile environments we live in, to tackling energy, food and water security so we can make the best use of our planet’s resources.

The research stories behind our themes showcase the ways in which we are seeking to address and answer the demands of our society as well as how we are informing, changing and adapting to them. 

Career

At CareerCentral, our goal is to help you realise your full potential. We are here for you throughout your whole careers journey. Get help and advice by talking to our expert Careers Advisers in one-to-one advice and guidance appointments.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
192 -2
2019
190 -2
2018
188
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
201
2018
201 100
2017
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
290 -5
2019
285 -18
2018
267
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
314 -45
2019
269 5
2018
274
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

Student Support Advisers in the Student Support Centre offer a confidential and non-judgemental service where you are free to discuss anything that is impacting on your ability to be the most successful student you can be. We work closely and liaise with other services in the Student Support Service such as the Wellbeing Advisers (Mental Health), Counsellors, Wellbeing Advisers (Disability), Finance and Learning Enhancement Teams. We also liaise with other University departments including the Learning and Teaching Service (LTS).

Housing services

We are proud to offer a range of different types of accommodation for students. We strongly recommend that you attend one of our Applicant Days during which you will be able to visit our accommodation blocks and look at some of our rooms. 

The Architects' Journal has voted our original residences – the Ziggurats – in the top ten best examples of university architecture in the country. We offer over 4,300 fully furnished rooms in spacious on-site buildings that sit in 200 hectares of natural landscape.

Library services

Most of our physical collections are available open access on our main shelves spread over the 5 reading floors of the Library.

ICT services

The Wi-Fi network at the UEA is called eduroam (education roaming). eduroam is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. 

When you begin studying or working at the UEA an IT account will be created for you. 

Medical services

In the UK you will use the NHS (National Healthcare Service) for medical treatment. Even if you have paid the Immigration Healtcare Surcharge (IHS), you will still need to pay for some services such as prescription medications, dental treatment, eye exams, and possible preconditions you have. To access the NHS you need to register with a General Practitioner (GP) doctor.  

Student Life

Campus life

UEA's campus is like a mini city – it's big enough to find your niche but small enough to call home. Set in 20 hectares of beautiful parkland with amazing on-campus facilities like the Ziggurats, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and a great students' union, UEA is a fantastic campus university.

Sports facilities

We're incredibly proud of the Sportspark, one of the biggest sports facilities at a UK university. And being one of the biggest means you get to pick from a whole array of activities so you can perfect your practice or try something new. Here's just some of the sports on offer:

  • Over 60 exercise classes
  • Floodlit pitches
  • Athletics track
  • Climbing wall
  • 125-station state of the art fitness centre and gym
  • Qualified PTs
  • Supporting services like the Diet MOT and Sports Massage Therapy

Student clubs

University is all about trying new things and meeting new people. With 200 active clubs and societies, you can share your interests, develop new skills and make new friends. Whether you’re into tennis, being a TV presenter or drinking tea (yes, there’s a club for that!) you’re sure to find a club that suits you.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I got into the University Of East Anglia through clearing because I did not get my first choices. Although UEA first seemed like a failure to me because I felt like I hadn’t earned my place and because I thought it wasn’t good enough because it wasn’t my first choice, I am very happy with my decision. I am studying law with European legal systems and I absolutely love it...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am very satisfied by the guidance and support I had from the university throughout all 3 years of my studies.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The standard of teaching is high. More language resources could be provided however such as specific resources (i.e. French films/newspapers) just for language students.

Norwich, England, United Kingdom

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