University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia

About

The University of East Anglia is a UK Top 15 University, and a World Top 200 Higher Education Institute. Based on a beautiful campus in the historic city of Norwich, we pride ourselves on the excellent academic, social and cultural facilities we offer. Our campus is a friendly environment with a real sense of community, where students from many different cultures and backgrounds live and study.

Website
www.uea.ac.uk
Founded
1963
Headquarters

University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich
NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom

Reviews

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Rowan
10/10

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."

How can this program be improved?
With a few modifications to the campus itself (such as more launderettes/laundromats), I have loved my trip and am grateful to the program for allowing me the opportunity.
Yes, I recommend
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Caitlin
10/10

UEA really is wonderful!! It is absolutely gorgeous and the people are so nice! It isn't a huge campus and everything is really easy to get to. There is even a bus stop on campus that goes to and from the city centre every ten minutes. There are multiple cafes and restaurants which are all really good and affordable. My personal favourite cafe is Kofra Coffee in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. The coffee is delicious and the baristas will remember you if you visit at least a couple times! This is also a great place to study. Another great option is Unio because it is right in the centre of campus and next to the library! They have a ton of options and are super fast. Perfect for grabbing a coffee then heading to the library.
While here, I joined two clubs: The Concrete and The French Society of UEA. The Concrete is UEA's student-run newspaper. I helped with copy editing, but you can basically do anything for them. UEA's French Society is full of some of the sweetest people on campus. Each event feels like it goes really fast because they are all so relaxed. The best part is that they will not pressure you to speak in French unless you want to, and they always have a big smile on their faces when you attend an event! Plus there is usually bread and cheese :) I would definitely recommend joining a club or two. They do not meet all the time but are super fun when they do!

How can this program be improved?
This program can be improved by offering more international student events. I began to feel a little isolated and had trouble finding people to explore with.
Yes, I recommend
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Illiana
9/10

I loved my semester abroad in UEA. The university was amazing. The courses I took were really interesting and I learnt so much from all my lectures and seminars.
Norwich is a small city but it has everything you could need. If you love history this is the place to go.
Studying in UK was a great experience and I am confident that all the skills I developed in UEA will help me in my future, both academically and professionally.

Yes, I recommend
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Kayla
10/10

I would want future participants to know that the campus of UEA is beautiful. I am so happy that I choose this university. The lecturers here are experts at there craft and genuinely care about your well-being. They kept my modules entertaining and fun. I would recommend this university to anyone who wants a small town feel and beautiful scenery. I would come back to the city of Norwich any day!!

Yes, I recommend
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Henri
8/10

My year at the University of East Anglia was amazing. The way to teach and organized everything is slightly different to my hometown university but because if this it was a great experience to be here. Especially the location directly at the lake and the 24/7 library are points I definitely will after this year. Additional to this the huge amount of societies and sport clubs are a huge advantage for the university because every students can find exactly what he search and especially the International Student Society and the Rock Climbing Society are very recommendable!

How can this program be improved?
Maybe special improvements/exams only for Erasmus/exchange students
Yes, I recommend

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