UEA Accommodation and Campus Life


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For details of accommodation at UEA take a look at our student accommodation handbook or visit our accommodation web pages

Making your application

If you would like to be considered for a place in UEA accommodation, please complete the online application preference form.

Fill out your accommodation application form

Register online

All postgraduate research students should complete online registration before they arrive at UEA

Looking for a house in the private sector?

As well as accommodation at UEA, you can also find great places to live in the local area. The Student Union at UEA run a service called Home Run, which offers advice and provides assistance with finding accommodation.

Get help to find a flat or house nearby through Home Run.

Pack wisely

Think carefully about what you choose to bring with you, considering the space available and your needs. In particular, there are some items – for example, a kettle – which you might choose to purchase with flatmates once you have arrived rather than bring your own. 

What to pack

If you are sending your luggage separately, please arrange for it to arrive once you are on campus as there is no safe space for us to store luggage until you get here.

You will need to collect your key when you arrive. You will also need to complete your registration.

Where to collect your key

The venue for 8 January arrivals is the Hive in Union House.

If you are due to arrive on a different day, you will need to collect your key from the Accommodation Office in Nelson Court between 9am and 5pm. 

If you are unsure when to arrive, please check your room offer email or contact us. If you would like to arrive before your designated arrival date, you will need to arrange temporary hotel or bed and breakfast accommodation.

Running late?

We would advise arriving during the advertised key collection times as we have support available to you. If you cannot arrive during these times, you will still be able to collect your key: I’ve arrived late on campus – what do I do?

  1. Pack wisely

    Think carefully about what you choose to bring with you, considering the space available and your needs. There are also many shops in Norwich in case you forget anything. For more ideas about what (and what not) to bring, see our suggested packing list here.

  2. Meet your Wardens

    Wardens are responsible for the welfare of residences. They will introduce themselves in the first week, and you should contact them if you have any issues within your flat.

    Details of Wardens

  3. Get cooking!

    UEA students have produced this amazing recipe book which gives you 70 pages of culinary ideas specially written for the type of kitchen equipment you’ll find in your flat. Sharing a meal is a brilliant way to get to know your flatmates. 

Norwich is a vibrant city with lots to offer, and there are many rental properties available close to the university. You can get help to find a flat or house through Home Run, the lettings agency run by the Students’ Union. You’ll find a list of accredited properties and landlords, as well as a message board to find housemates.

Start your property search


E-mail: Tel: +44 (0) 1603 592092

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