Universities in Norwich
||Norwich is home
to the University of East Anglia (UEA) [map],
an institution dedicated to providing a new and unique
Add to this the city’s wealth of bars, nightclubs
and cultural attractions, and you’ll soon see why more than 13,000 students choose to study at the
UEA every year.
The university was officially founded in 1964,
although the first undergraduates enrolled a year earlier
to study English Studies and Biological Sciences.
Since then the establishment has witnessed many firsts,
including the combining of related subjects to give
students more flexibility – a practice now undertaken
in most UK universities.
Another major achievement that has helped the UEA stick
to its motto of ‘Do Different’ is the recent
introduction of a modular, semester system, which
offers students yet more choice to learn a wider variety
The university is based at Earlham, a former municipal
golf course located just two and a half miles from central
Norwich and 15 miles from Norfolk Broads. It was designed
by architect Denys Lasdun, who also created the
National Theatre, to reflect and complement its academic
aim to be different. Among the finest creations here are
the monumental Teaching Wall, the raised walkways
and Central Square. It’s also a feat that no building
on campus is more than a five-minute walk from another.
UEA offers a wide range of courses, including medicine,
economics, law, sociology, nursing and midwifery, speech
and language therapy, and American studies, making it one of the top universities in the UK.