University of East Anglia, Norwich

University Information, Campus and History
(Norwich, Norfolk, England)

The University of East Anglia Norwich (UEA) is a public university in Norwich, Norfolk, UK. This university was founded in the 1960s by the British Government as part of its New Universities programme.

Since its inception, the university has consistently been ranked in the top 10 of various university and higher education guides. In 2005, the university was ranked 3rd in the National Student Survey and 23rd in the 2007 The Times Good University Guide. The University of Essex has joined forces with The University of East Anglia and has worked together to establish The University Campus of Suffolk, which opens in September 2007.

In the 1960s, the university had its first campus built 5 km / 3 miles from Norwich centre, on Earlham Hall. The university changed buildings in the 1980s upon completion of the University Village. The university's current campus is built on 300 acres of parkland that is adjacent to Earlham Golf Course and is composed of numerous faculty, institute, and administrative buildings and residences.

The University of East Anglia and the University of Essex bring their national and international reputations to this joint venture and University Campus Suffolk will proudly welcome its first students in September 2007.

At present, the university is home to over 10,000 undergraduates and 3,000 postgraduate students. The university staff is composed of over 2,200 teachers, researchers, and administrative clerks. The university boasts a man-made lake, called the Broad, and various parklands and woodlands which are open to the public. The university is academically divided into three main faculties and one institute:
  • Institute of Health
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Art and Humanities
  • Faculty of Social Sciences


To provide its students with their academic, social, and health needs, the university has allotted structures that contain recreational areas, libraries, laboratories, restaurants, lecture halls, and residence accommodation. The university's buildings are prime examples of some of the best British architecture of the late 20th century, having been designed by Sir Denys Lasdun, Rick Mather, and Lord Foster. These facilities are spread out all over the campus and are accessible by walking, driving, or public transportation.

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is located in the university and offers a cafe and gallery overlooking the Broad. The university also houses one of the largest sports and recreational centres in the UK. Other university facilities include career and counselling centres for students who have difficulty adjusting to university life and academics. For financially-challenged students, UEA provides financial assistance through its Student Welfare office. The main university library is located in the centre of the campus and contains thousands of volumes of printed books, newspapers, and archives. The library's collection can also be accessed online, as well as the collections of the five other university libraries.

To accommodate its students, the university has several residence halls located along the campus fringes. These residences are self-catered, single rooms with a shared kitchen and laundry facilities. To be able to provide its staff and students with the facilities of a small town, the university has a launderette, supermarket, several clearing banks, clinic, pharmacy, and nursery. These facilities are open daily during the school year.

Famous Students

For over 40 years, the University of East Anglia has produced graduates successful in the fields of science, entertainment, literature, and politics. Some of the noted UEA graduates include BBC executive Jenny Abramsky, Harwich MP Douglas Carswell, and Iraqi Biological Weapons Chief Dr Rihab Taha. Other noteworthy UEA graduates are actors Tim Bentinck, Jack Davenport, and John Rhys-Davies; novelists Tracy Chevalier, Jon Boyne, and Toby Litt. Booker prize winners Kazuo Ishiguro and Ian McEwan, as well as Nobel Prize winner Paul Nurse are also UEA graduates.

Interested international applicants can email the university at International applicants may inquire about the university's course offerings, admission requirements, student accommodation, and special examinations using the university's international student office email address.

Contact University of East Anglia, Norwich:
Address: Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1603 456 161
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