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University of East Anglia UEA

Norwich | East Anglia

Political Sporty Varied union activities City Campus Rural

Ucas code: E14

With a wonderfully diverse range of courses and superb extra-curricular clubs and societies run by one of the most dynamic student unions in the country, UEA is a great place to both live and learn. Located in the beautiful city of Norwich it becomes no wonder UEA is consistently one of the best universities for student satisfaction.
Source:Union of UEA Students

What students say about this university

Dialog 1196 comments (309 students)
    • Academic Experience

      There was less contact hours with tutors than I had expected for the first year, but this did allow for development in personal...

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      2013, 1st year, English Literature

      Academic Experience

      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.

      2013, 1st year, English Literature

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    • Everyday expenses

      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...

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      2013, 2nd year, Media Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Everyday expenses

      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.

      2013, 2nd year, Media Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      I receive about 19 hours per week is a lot of teaching hours compared to other courses. I studying Meteorology and Oceanography...

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      2013, 1st year, Meteorology

      Academic Experience

      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.

      2013, 1st year, Meteorology

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    • The upside

      The first year accommodation is really nice, it was much bigger than I expected. The sports is awesome.

      2013, 2nd year, Chemistry Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Creative scene

      great for writers but not for musioc anymore

      2014, 2nd year, Occupational Therapy

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    • Accommodation

      The university has a great scheme to help students find rented accommodation off campus with fair prices and fair conditions....

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      2016, 4th year, French Language

      Accommodation

      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.

      2016, 4th year, French Language

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Varied union activities

81%

HIGH

Sporty

75%

HIGH

Creative

66%

MED

Political

69%

HIGH

Diverse local nightlife

70%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Student score 84% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

91%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

16,145

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

72%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

13%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

61%

of students are female

Young / Mature

15%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

25%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

68%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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