What can I expect from the UEA campus?

With distinctive and award-winning architecture, UEA's campus is a vibrant and inspiring place to live and study. It’s designed as a mini-city for students, so you will find everything you need for an amazing study abroad experience.

The INTO Centre is in the centre of campus, so you will be part of the University community from day one. This is a modern environment located close to all of the University's facilities, including the 24/7 library and the Students' Union, and only a short walk away from the on-campus post office, bank, shops, Sportspark and Multifaith Centre.

What will happen in my first week at INTO UEA?

You’ll take part in an orientation programme in your first week to give you the chance to meet other students, help you settle in and give you all the information you need. You’ll be shown around the UEA campus, have your questions answered and attend social events. This is a great time to join a sports club or society to meet UEA students.

Find out about other ways we’ll support you here.

What will I find at the Students’ Union on campus?

You'll automatically become a member of the Students' Union. In Union House, you will find all sorts of facilities run by students, for students, including:

  • Unio Coffee – an ethically-focused coffee shop
  • bar(su) and pizza(su) – two bars that host regular events and a pizzeria
  • The LCR – a popular nightclub and music concert venue
  • shop(su) – a shop containing all the student essentials
  • The Hive Café – there's always something interesting going on here!

What sports facilities does UEA have?

You'll have full access to UEA's £30 million Sportspark – one the UK's top sports facilities. Here, 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

You can also take part in one of 60+ sports clubs, covering everything from athletics, hockey, fencing and basketball, to table tennis, martial arts, boxing and watersports.

Is there a religious community on the UEA campus?

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 include:

  • Buddhist Community
  • Christian Community
  • Hindu Community
  • Islamic Community
  • Jewish Community

Staff will also be happy to help you find local groups for other faiths.

What food will I find on the UEA campus?

INTO UEA has a fantastic restaurant that is conveniently located in the INTO Centre. The restaurant caters for a range of dietary requirements, including vegetarian and halal options at every meal. The menu changes weekly, but meals we regularly serve include:

  • red Thai chicken curry (halal)
  • beef and root vegetable casserole
  • lamb kofta balls coated in a rich tomato sauce
  • egg fried rice
  • sweet chilli vegetable noodles

The INTO Café and Restaurant is open seven days a week, 365 days of the year. Hot meals are served three times a day with tea, coffee and snacks available all day. If you choose a Meal Plan with your accommodation, you'll receive two meals here each day. UEA also has several eateries on the campus for you to enjoy, including:

  • Atrium Café – paninis, baguettes, snacks and hot drinks
  • Café 57 – a selection of sub sandwiches and salads
  • Sportscafé – hot food like burgers, curry, jacket potatoes and stir fries
  • STREAT – international street food and burgers
  • Zest – cooked breakfasts and dinner options such as pizza and pasta

Norwich has a huge variety of international restaurants to enjoy too. Find out about your food options in Norwich here.