New to uea?

started between September and now? Just need a refresher? We've got you.

We're here to help you find what you need on Campus and beyond!

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get a meal

Zest is right on your doorstep

You can buy a hot meal at Zest, the UEA's main student catering outlet, found right next to The Square in the middle of campus.

Zest offers multiple meal deals, changing with trends and adapting according to the time of day, and catering to a wide range of dietary requirements.

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go shopping

getting groceries and exploring Norwich

The UEA Shop on Campus sells groceries and essentials. You can find it on The Street, close to the Square!

More options are within easy walking distance from Campus at the Fiveways roundabout.

Hop on a bus to Norwich City Centre for a range of retail options and larger supermarkets!

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do my laundry

Campus has four laundrettes!

Yeah, four of them. We're surprised, too. One on The Street, one at The Village accommodation, one at the Medical Centre and one at Hickling and Barton accommodation.

The laundrettes are open 24/7, for you to use whenever is convenient to you. You may need a campus card to access the laundrettes in the evenings.

There's also a Pharmacy
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The Bus

The Blue Line runs from Campus to the City

You can catch the Number 25 or Number 26 bus - the Blue Line - from the main campus bus stops for a quick 10-15 minute ride to the city centre.

Buses on this route run down Earlham Road and Unthank Road, close to most off-campus student accommodation.

Buses run as often as every 5 minutes during the day, every 15 minutes in the evening, and every hour after midnight!

First Buses University Timetable
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Pedal power is popular here

Norwich has one of the country's highest rates of cycling and walking. It's an easy 20 min ride to the city from Campus!

Got a puncture? Dr Bike is on campus next to Congregation Hall for a quick fix. Dr Bike also sells second-hand bikes and does workshops on basic bike maintenance. You can find other mechanics and bike shops all over the city.

Norwich cycle maps Dr BikeRoute from Campus to the City
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Free and reliable

Norwich is a walkable city. It's about 45 mins to an hour (2.8 miles) from Campus to the city centre, and it's even a nice walk.

Once you're in the city, there's no better way to explore. VisitNorwich lists some places to check out, so make sure you have a look around!

Did we mention it's free?
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Catch a train

Escape the city, head to the coast

We get it. Sometimes you've just gotta get out of Norwich. Fortunately, Norwich Train Station is a short walk from the city centre.

Better still, it's on the same bus route as campus! You can catch the 25 or 26 bus all the way from UEA to the station.

It takes about two hours to reach London, or one hour to get to Cromer and Sheringham on the coast!

Those aren't the only options


When you need to catch a ride, Norwich has a range of reputable companies offering great service.

Better still - the Safer Taxi scheme means even if you get stuck without cash for a cab, you can provide your student details and pay the Students' Union back later!

Safer Taxis Scheme ABC Taxi 5 Star Taxi Courtesy Taxi

Join the welcome group

We'll be posting updates about our Welcome Back programme on social media. Join our Facebook Welcome Group and follow us for updates on what's on during Welcome Back 2022!

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