Arriving at UEA
Miwa Uno takes us on a tour of the UEA campus
Not everyone will arrive at the UEA on the same day. If you are living on campus, the date will be confirmed with your room offer. If you are due to arrive prior to this, please refer to your School Pages for more information. Your School page will also have information on your induction programme. When you arrive you will need to complete your registration in person.
Norwich is easily accessible by road, rail, bus and coach. Get Google directions here
UEA is situated on the outskirts of Norwich, around two and a half miles west of the city centre, just off Earlham Road (B1108) which is one of the main roads out of the city. From London take the M11/A11 north. Just outside Norwich take the A47 towards Swaffham - the University is signposted from the next exit (B1108). If you are driving from the North or the Midlands, take the A47 via King's Lynn, or A14 as far as Newmarket, then the A11 towards Norwich.
If you’re coming by air, the easiest way to get here is to fly to Norwich Airport. There are regular flights from Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Manchester and Paris. You can get a connection to Norwich from most cities at Schipol Airport, Amsterdam (KLM, Northwest, Air France). Once you land in Norwich, you’re a 15 minute taxi ride from campus. There is a Meet and Greet Service for new students arriving at Norwich and Heathrow airports during the international arrival days. If you’re flying into London airports (Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted), you can get to Norwich by National Express coaches or by train (see below). Taxis from Gatwick or Heathrow are very expensive – it will usually cost well over £150.
You can get a National Express coach from most UK cities directly to UEA campus. If you want to get the bus from Norwich city centre, you should take the 25 or 26. Catch them at Castle Meadow and St Stephens Street, close to the Bus Station in Norwich city centre. Find bus times, routes and discounted tickets for UEA students at www.firstgroup.com/uea. Bus and coach enquiries (Traveline): (+44) (0) 871 200 2233. National Express enquiries: (+44) (0) 871 781 8181.
If you’re travelling by train, you can usually get a cheaper ticket by booking in advance. You can get to Norwich from London Liverpool Street in under 2 hours. Trains run every 30 minutes. Trains arrive direct from the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland or can be reached via Peterborough. The easiest way to reach UEA from the station is by taxi, which costs less than £10 and takes approximately 15 minutes. Or catch a bus, and see a little more of the neighbourhood. The 25 and 26 run directly from the train station.
Getting into your accommodation
Assuming you’ve completed online registration you can use your UEA IT account to log on to any PC in the open access areas (there are over 350 computers in the library alone). If you’re living in a UEA residence, you’ll also be able to connect your computer to the free wifi. Get connected with a Mac or Windows device and take a look at our IT department's handy getting started guide.
If you need to visit your school you should read our handy guide – Where’s my School?
If you are studying at UEA for more than six months, you need to register with a doctor. The University Medical Centre on campus require you to fill out a registration form and health questionnaire - both of which can be found on their website along with a helpful checklist on the ‘what to bring with you' tab.
If you choose not to use the University Medical Centre, you still need to register with a doctor nearby. Please get in touch with your preferred practice now and find out how to register. And don’t forget to give the name and address of your new doctor to the University Medical Centre in case of emergencies.
If you arrive on campus after hours for any reason, please go to the Security Lodge. If you need to collect your accommodation key, bring your accommodation confirmation email or some form of identification confirming your name, such as a bank card or a driving licence.
The Lodge is based on the corner of University Drive and Chancellors Drive and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you wish to speak to a Security Officer, need advice or guidance on parking or have a general enquiry, Lodge staff are happy to help. The Lodge is covered by Lodge Assistants from 7.30am - 7.30pm, Monday to Friday and by Security Officers at all other times.