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Major turn of events as UEA tops national chart 

Photo from Latitude 2019. 

Congratulations are in order as UEA was named top in the country for chargeable events amongst higher education institutes in the UK in a survey last week.  

Recently released results from the Higher Education Business and Community Interaction (HEB-CI) survey have shown that UEA has placed first in the country for paid events, and ranked above the Open University for the first time. Not only did paid events secure the top spot, UEA also received a spot in the top 20 for free events. 

The survey focuses on the number of attendees to UEA’s social, cultural and community events both on and off campus, including those delivered to the public. Activities counted range from talks to local historical societies to free public lectures in London, exhibitions and educational workshops in the Sainsbury Centre and visitors to UEA’s Dementia Fora.  

Throughout the 2018-19 academic year UEA held an impressive 175 chargeable events, welcoming a total of over 1.5 million people to events including True Stories Live, Molly Naylor’s LIGHTS! PLANETS! PEOPLE! Tour and Navigate the Blood – an opera produced by Robert Carson's company.  

The yearly HEB-CI survey collects information from all UK higher education institutes, helping to measure a university’s interaction with the wider community, events being one of the measures.  

Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, the show must go on and the UEA Events team are still continuing their hard work to deliver accessible online lectures, seminars and events.  

You can see the full list of upcoming events on the UEA Events page.