Norwich University of the Arts

Norwich | East Anglia

Creative City

Ucas code: N39

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is an independent specialist arts, design and media University with a 165 year reputation for excellence. NUA is dedicated to providing vocational, practice-based courses which allow students to enter an exciting and challenging community of artists, designers and makers who share their passions and interests.
Source:Norwich University of the Arts website

What students say about this university

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    • Accommodation

      The main student accommodation is a little basic but by far the best place to make friends. If you live within an hours...

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      2013, 1st year, Graphic Design

      Accommodation

      The main student accommodation is a little basic but by far the best place to make friends. If you live within an hours distance of Norwich, it will be very unlikely to get into the accommodation so it is best to try and find private accommodation. There are 2 other forms of 'student' accommodation that is supplied by people separate to the university. Lovely, good price but again unlikely if you live close. Private let is fairly easy to get hold of, lots of bigger houses of 4 and 5. Golden triangle area is by far the cheapest place for students.

      2013, 1st year, Graphic Design

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    • The downside

      Don't offer as much technical support as i would like. Don't teach enough skills in what to do after uni.

      2012, 3rd year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      The only dissappointing aspect is the student aspect of the running of the University, although we have an SU president...

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      2012, 2nd year, Fine Art

      The downside

      The only dissappointing aspect is the student aspect of the running of the University, although we have an SU president unfortunately our opinions in terms of nightlife/ social are not always listened too. The problem is, is that the bar is not owned by the university itself and this has become a problem for the students in that is dissallows cake sales, and art exhibitions which could help to raise money for students degree shows.

      2012, 2nd year, Fine Art

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    • Facilities

      NUCA's pretty much in the heart of Norwich, so we don't have a campus as such. As it's a small university, the Student Union is...

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      2012, 3rd year, Film & Sound Recording

      Facilities

      NUCA's pretty much in the heart of Norwich, so we don't have a campus as such. As it's a small university, the Student Union is also tiny, so although there are a few clubs and societies we don't have the same variety as might be on offer at a much larger institution. It's nice though, because we all know the SU President, as opposed to him being someone we feel we can't approach. He's a lovely guy and always willing to take on suggestions for improvements or activities that SU could fund/ be involved with. We have a student bar which is run by a company independent of the NUCA SU. It's in a beautiful building which used to be a monastery I think. It's a great place to chill, get on with work, or socialise. They do limited food, but there isn't anywhere at NUCA you can buy hot food anymore, although there are plenty of cafes and food stalls nearby. The bar opens during some evenings too and often students hold fundraiser parties there, which a lot of people tend to come to and are always good nights. It's a really great social space. We don't have sports facilities, but you can get a Go-For-Less card from the city council which means you can swim for free, and get subsidised sessions at the gym. I believe our rugby team uses the facilities at UEA to train. There is some nice outside space, and a lot of students go to Norwich Playhouse, which is next door to the uni, to socialise and drink after uni. I love being so close to the city centre, as even though the uni don't have a vast range of facilities, we are so close to everything that Norwich has to offer it doesn't matter. I prefer it that way.

      2012, 3rd year, Film & Sound Recording

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    • The upside

      contacts to the video game indusrty

      2012, 1st year, Multimedia Design

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    • The downside

      Some time the way the course is structured could be better & more thought out seems sometimes it hasnt been clearly done.

      2013, 1st year, Photography

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Creative

We haven't been able to speak to enough students to get reliable descriptions of this institution yet, but we have labelled it 'creative' because it specialises in one or more areas of the arts.

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Student score 83% HIGH
Average graduate salary £15k LOW

Overall student satisfaction

89%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

1,765

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

97%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

2%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

60%

of students are female

Young / Mature

6%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

4%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

58%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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