University of East Anglia UEA
Norwich | East Anglia
Ucas code: E14
What students say about this university1196 comments (309 students)
There was less contact hours with tutors than I had expected for the first year, but this did allow for development in personal...
There was less contact hours with tutors than I had expected for the first year, but this did allow for development in personal studies - learning how to manage the reading load and time applied to each task, for example. The content of the English Literature and Creative Writing course was varied and interesting. There were certain aspects that I didn't find as attractive - in particular a module that focused on religious writings. But this, nonetheless, did allow for a more comprehensive knowledge of the literature of earlier time periods. The type of work required of students on the course was predominantly coursework based, but in the second semester students were given the opportunity to participate in one or two exams - which was a valuable experience when moving into the second year. The feedback received from tutors was often helpful, albeit there were also a couple of suggestions that did not seem to benefit the resulting marks of certain coursework pieces. Yet overall I would rate it highly, as it was evident that the tutors did really care about the standard of the work submitted. The course-specific facilities are also of a high standard, with an impressive library supplying a variety of secondary reading that really aided my personal studies.×
It is relatively easy to manage costs as long as you are sensible. The local Aldi is my saviour when it comes to food shopping...
It is relatively easy to manage costs as long as you are sensible. The local Aldi is my saviour when it comes to food shopping as it is cheap yet good quality. Personally, I work at the Union bar which is great as you fit the hours around your work/social life and meet a lot of lovely people too. Transport isn't too much of an issue as we are a campus uni. If you head to town, it is best to get a shared taxi to split the costs.×
I receive about 19 hours per week is a lot of teaching hours compared to other courses. I studying Meteorology and Oceanography...
I receive about 19 hours per week is a lot of teaching hours compared to other courses. I studying Meteorology and Oceanography and find the course very interesting as the University has the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) and a weather company based in the university itself - Weather Quest. In my first year I had to complete a various assortment of tasks such as essays, practical assessments, presentations and exams at the end of the year. You are given tutors that specialise in your course and so can help you when assistance is needed. They also like to check up on you at various points throughout the year.×
The first year accommodation is really nice, it was much bigger than I expected. The sports is awesome.Report
great for writers but not for musioc anymoreReport
The university has a great scheme to help students find rented accommodation off campus with fair prices and fair conditions....
The university has a great scheme to help students find rented accommodation off campus with fair prices and fair conditions. Private landlords and letting agencies, in return for being able to advertise through the university's housing website, agree to a use university-approved contract for students. That way, if a landlord and a student are having trouble, the student may come into the university's advice centre and ask for help. They will 'fight your corner,' so to speak. This holds true even if you haven't found your housing through a university-approved rental. The university will still do its best to make sure you have access to fair housing.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction91%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students16,145
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate72%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time13%
of students are part-time
Male / Female61%
of students are female
Young / Mature15%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK25%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction68%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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