Welcome to UEA SU
An introduction into what the UEA students' union does
Getting involved at the union
Find out why you should get involved with the students' union
uea(su) is the heart of student life at UEA. Your first few weeks here will give you a taste of what the SU can offer and there’ll be plenty of opportunities to get involved during Freshers’ week and through the rest of the year; from joining a society to standing for election to working for us. To find out more about uea(su), what’s going on during Freshers’ Week and beyond, and to get involved head over to uea.su
uea(su) is run by students, elected in the spring semester. These five Officers will be working full-time this year to help you make the most of your time at UEA.
Oli Gray, Activities and Opportunities Officer
Sophie Atherton, Campaigns and Democracy Officer
Georgina Burchell, Welfare, Community and Diversity Officer
Jenna Chapman, Undergraduate Education Officer
Martin Marko, Postgraduate Education Officer
We also have fourteen elected Officers who work part-time representing specific students are areas of interest. You can find out more about them here.
With over 200 student societies and more than 55 sports clubs, from a student run radio station (livewire1350) to British Sign Language, and from Korfball to Yoga, there’s something for you at uea(su). If you’re passionate about something and there’s not a society yet, uea(su) will help you set one up!
These student opportunities are run by students, for students, and help you go beyond your degree, giving you the chance to learn incredible things, take life changing opportunities and to make friends for life. If you can’t find something you like in student groups make sure to head to www.ueadifferent.com to find out about all the amazing events and activities on campus you can just join with no commitment as part of the Do Something Different Scheme.
We also help you to find your feet at UEA, with our Buddy SU scheme, where you can be matched with another student volunteer from UEA, to help you settle into your first term. They are there to show you around, help get to know people and help you get involved in activities. They’ll also show you the hidden secrets of UEA such as the quieter laundrettes or nice places to do you work. For more information on Buddy SU please click here!
To find out more, head to uea.su and see what happens beyond your degree
uea(su) has got your back! We hope you have an excellent time at UEA but we know sometimes it doesn’t always go smoothly.
We run a free, confidential and impartial advice and information service in advice(su), provided by a dedicated team of advisers, student staff and student volunteers to help you get the best out of your UEA life. We can help with everything from academic advice, to housing information, to rights at work to financial advice. If we can’t help you directly, we’ll certainly be able to direct you to people who can! We’re based in downstairs in Union House. Find out more about Getting Support.
We know that your studies are the most important part of your life at UEA – it’s why you’re here after all! We support all of the Course Reps, School Convenors and Faculty Convenors to have a say on how their course is planned and delivered. We also have dedicated support for Health Sciences students, Postgraduates and students from a range of backgrounds. You can find out more about this here.
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