INTO UEA campus life and facilities

Campus life

Your Newton community

INTO Newton A-level students form an integrated, intimate community with a real sense of belonging.

You’ll live in a dedicated A-level accommodation block with your fellow Newton students, which includes a private study room, and additional entry access security.

And as an INTO student, you’ll also get to enjoy everything that the University of East Anglia campus has to offer.

Everything a student could need

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a self-contained university, where everything you need is in easy reach.

There's a small supermarket, bank and Post Office for the day-to-day essentials, as well as a bookshop, medical centre, and careers office for more specialist services.

And as an INTO student living as part of UEA's dynamic campus community, you'll enjoy all the fantastic study and leisure facilities that the University has to offer.

There's a range of fun clubs and societies to join, including first aid, photography, medicine and music. Plus international societies including Chinese, Malaysian, Korena, Khazakhstani, and many more!

Tega Ugboduma and Mariia Akulich

Tega and Mariia

"We have had the opportunity to participate in various sporting events in the Ziggurats Challenge, including some we've never heard of before, and all completely for free!"

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Tega Ugboduma and Mariia Akulich

The Ziggurat Challenge pits students and staff from the different schools of study in UEA against one another in various sports over the course of a year.

"Over the past school year we have had the opportunity to participate in various sporting events in the Ziggurats Challenge, including some we've never heard of before, and all completely for free! During these events, we've met new people, improved our leadership and communication skills, had fun and discovered new hobbies to take up. So what is the Ziggurat Challenge anyway?

"The UEA Ziggurat Challenge comprises of 25 events spread over the school year in which the various departments in the University, including INTO, compete against each other. These events include indoor games such as inclusive-zone-basketball and badminton, and outdoor games such as zorb football and touch rugby. The games are of pretty low standard so anyone can participate even without prior knowledge of the sport.

"Our interest in the Ziggurat Challenge was by chance. Honestly, we gave it a try a few times and absolutely loved it! So we decided that it was something we would enjoy taking part in regularly as well as encourage as many people as possible to join the fun. Also, it’s a great way to relax and relieve stress, which is essential in keeping balance with our schoolwork.

“We look forward to the games next term and hope that more students will get involved.”

On-campus and off-campus faith facilities

All students can access UEA's Multifaith Centre which is a spiritual meeting place and community centre on campus. It offers chaplains and services for a number of religions, and provides a safe and quiet space - whatever your beliefs.

Faith groups available on campus
  • Baptist/United Reformed/Free Church
  • Buddhist Community
  • Church of England (Anglican)
  • Coptic Christian
  • Eastern Orthodox Christian
  • Hindu
  • Islamic Community
  • Jewish Community
  • Quakers (Society of Friends)
  • Roman Catholic
Other faiths

Staff will also be happy to help you find local groups for other faiths. In addition to the above, Norwich offers places of worship for:

  • Assemblies of God
  • Christian Science
  • Church of Jesus Christ & Latter Day Saints (Mormons)
  • Elim Pentecostal
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Octagon Unitarian
  • Sabud
  • Seventh Day Adventist
  • Sikh Temple

The largest indoor university sports centre in the UK

You'll have full access to UEA's university sports facilities, which were ranked fourth in the UK by the The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2016.

At the £30 million Sportspark, you can enjoy:

  • a 50m Olympic-sized swimming pool
  • an indoor fitness centre with cardio equipment and weight stack machines
  • badminton, squash, basketball and volleyball courts
  • a ten metre high climbing wall with bouldering cave
  • six floodlit artificial-turf pitches
  • the Soccerpark with four five-a-side, and three seven-a-side pitches
  • six floodlit tennis and netball courts
  • 40 acres of playing fields, including pitches for rugby, American football, lacrosse, cricket and baseball

Want to try something new? You can take part in over 60 sports clubs, covering everything from athletics, hockey, and snow sports, through to table tennis, martial arts, and yoga.

Library, IT and specialist facilities at UEA

You'll benefit from extensive IT facilities across campus, all with essential software packages for both PCs and Macs. Staff will be happy to help you develop your IT skills, and to direct you to tutorials and guides for any specific needs you may have.

The University library is only a few minutes' walk from the INTO Study Centre. Open 24/7, it offers access to over 260 computers, as well as over 800,000 volumes of books and journals. You can also take advantage of quiet-reading rooms, group study and seminar rooms, and a helpdesk for any questions.

Specialist learning facilities at UEA include:

  • a media suite
  • a film and TV studio
  • science labs
  • a computer graphics lab
  • an Apple Mac lab
  • a pharmacy dispensary
  • a virtual reality suite