What is Do Something Different?

Do Something Different is an extracurricular programme delivered by uea(su) and UEA, to enhance your time at university. Whether you want to try out a new activity, explore somewhere new, or take a break from your studies, there is a Do Something Different activity that will work for you.

Stay up to date with upcoming Do Something Different events and news from the Students' Union by joining our mailing list, and be in with the chance of winning some freebies! 

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Do Something Different calendar

Wed 26th January

UEA Sport Wellbeing Dog Walk
26th January 2pm - 3pm
Meet at UEA Security Lodge
Explore the outdoor green spaces on our beautiful campus and see the 'pawsitive' effect the lovely doggos can have on your wellbeing. You can book tickets up to 2 weeks in advance.
UEA Students' Union DSD Art Club - Clay
26th January 5pm - 7pm
Blackdale Building 0.24
Do Something Different

Thu 27th January

UEA Students' Union Decorate Your Own Tote Bag!
27th January 2pm - 4pm
Bookable Room 1

Sat 29th January

UEA Sport Navigate Norfolk: Horsey Day Trip
29th January 11am - 4pm
Meet at UEA Megabus Stop
Come and enjoy a refreshing walk along the sand dunes at Horsey whilst admiring the beach's newest additions - the seal pups!

Run Your Own Do Something Different Event!

All clubs and societies can run their own Do Something Different event, and can apply for up to £50 of funding to help put this event on. If you want to run a Do Something Different event, the event has to be open to all UEA students, not just your members. Follow the steps below to help you put on your event.

Step 1: Complete and submit your documents

To ensure your Do Something Different event is approved by the Union, you must:

Step 2: Promote your event

The best way to promote your event to students is by creating an event on the SU website. For help on making the event on the SU website, see this guide. Make sure you tag your event with the DoSomethingDifferent button to ensure it shows up on the Do Something Different calendar. We can also promote your event on the DSD Instagram via Instagram stories. If you tag @uea_dsd and @uea_su we will repost it.

Step 3: Run your event!

Now it's time to run your event! Make sure when running your event you implement all the measures you included on your risk assessment. You should also make sure you’ve got everything you need to run the event a few days prior to ensure you're prepared and ready to go.