Norwich itself was absolutely gorgeous and the community friendly, inviting, and warm with rich culture at every corner. Campus was small enough to be easily traversed while large enough to see new students every day. The library is quiet and always open for those who need access to printers and computers, or a quiet space, and the LCR has weekly events events for those who want to party and de-stress. The teaching style at the University is different from that in the States, however, in that it is completely self-paced and there is little work to be done for lectures. For the academic year I studied, I wrote four papers and took six final exams, and that was the entirety of my workload. The rest of the year I spent reading articles for lectures and books outside of class, besides work, and it was completely up to my own habits to depict how well I did.
Classes are completely self-paced and with hour-long lectures once or twice a week (depending on course load) there leaves plenty of reading and studying time with classes you're interested in. I worked part-time as a bartender as well and was able to juggle work and my classes with moderate ease, working ~20 hours per week and as a full time student. I was able to travel around England as well over the long breaks (a month for Christmas time and another month for Easter) and meet many people who shared the same interests I did. A key part of English culture lies in drinking and even if people don't drink for the sake of getting drunk, going out into town for pub crawls is a common thing for club activities and there are plenty of pubs to choose from; there is a saying that there "are churches in Norwich for every Sunday of the year and a pub for every other day in the year."