The Students’ Union is an independent organisation that represents UEA students’ interests at a university level and provides central services and support for all students.
The Union is home to The Nick Rayns LCR 1,500 capacity venue on campus, attracting touring bands and artists as well hosting regular club nights. Recent high profile performers include Bombay Bicycle Club, Coldplay, Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran, Rizzle Kicks, Wretch 32, Professor Green, Kaiser Chiefs, Example, Noah and the Whale, and The Vaccines.
Our student union has over 200 active societies and sports clubs from Arm Wrestling to Yoga there’s something for everyone. And if there isn’t a group to suit you, the Student Union will help you set up a new one. Taking part in a club or society is a great way to meet new people, indulge a passion and take a break from your studies. Plus it’s great preparation for your future career.
The UEA campus is home to a supermarket shop including a Post Office, Waterstones book shop and Boots pharmacy. Other facilities on campus include a bank and 24-hour laundrettes.
The campus library contains more than 800,000 volumes of books and journals with over 15,000 new titles added to stock annually, as well as extensive collections of specialist materials.
The Library is open 24 hours a day and includes an IT area with more than 260 computers for students to use.
Careers and Employability
We are dedicated to supporting you in maximising your potential and realising your dreams. During your time at UEA, we offer a wealth of opportunities for you to gain work placements and internships; engage with mentors, alumni, and employers; attend exciting careers events; or even start your own business. From day one, all students are encouraged to make the most of our campus-based Careers Service, CareerCentral , in order to fully prepare for further study or employment after graduation. CareerCentral provides opportunities, support and advice to ensure you leave with a rich university experience, prepared for the workplace or further study. We can offer support whatever stage you're at - whether you already know exactly what you want to do after graduation, or if you've yet to explore your options.
All UEA students are automatically members of the Union of UEA Students. As well as being the voice for our students and providing professional, free and independent advice and support, it also runs many of the commercial services on campus, including shops, bars and a nightclub. The Union organises most of the entertainment on campus, from Welcome Week to the end-of-term bash. It also runs over 200 clubs and societies.
Norwich city centre is just three miles from the campus and frequent buses ensure easy access, though many choose to walk or cycle. It has everything you would want of a university city. Voted in 2014 as one of Britain's top 10 best cities by the Telegraph, Norwich is located between picturesque coastal landscapes and a wealth of countryside. The bustling city centre offers a variety of good-value restaurants, stylish cafe bars, theatres, nightclubs and festivals. It features a unique blend of independent boutiques, high street chains, shopping malls and an open-air market, set amidst a maze of pretty cobbled streets. Norwich is has a thriving cultural scene and the centre which is steeped in history, with many historic buildings, including two cathedrals, a Norman castle and well preserved city walls. A safe and friendly place to live, our students love Norwich so much that many of them stay and work here after they graduate.