Commuter Students

UEA also have a page where you can find out more information related to commuter students such as getting to UEA and storage on campus. You can find these page here 


Social Opportunities

There are lots of different ways you can meet students at UEA and go to events that meet commuters needs such as at a variety of start and finish time of events and non-alcohol focused socials as part of our A Night to remember campaign.

Commuters society

A brand-new society created for commuters and local students to meet new people - promoting positive wellbeing and a sense of community. If you would like to join the society, head over to their webpage or feel free to contact one of their committee members to introduce yourself.

Clubs, Societies and Peer Support

The SU offers lots of opportunities for you to enjoy student life away from textbooks. We like to think that we have something for everyone, and if we don’t, we can help you to develop new activities that you're passionate about. All our clubs, societies and peer support groups are run by student committees who volunteer to bring these activities to you. Through societies and peer support groups, the SU empowers students to make a change in their communities. All these groups are run by students alongside their studies and provide you with a wide array of opportunities to learn new skills, meet new people and get the most out of your time at UEA. You can find our club and society pages here


Do Something Different is an extracurricular programme delivered by the Students’ Union, with the support of the UEA, to enhance your time at university. Most DSD events will be run online during the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year. The majority of DSD activities are free to enable all students to partake, this also applies to the online events that we will be running over the next semester. To book onto an event, head over to the DSD website


buddy(su) is the best way to settle into life at UEA and get support from our trained student volunteers. This is a great way to get to know students from different courses and schools as well as outside of university accommodation. Whether you want to know the best place to study on campus, learn a new skill or meet new people – joining the buddy scheme can help!

buddy(su) matches students in their first year of study with a buddy according to their needs, circumstances and interests - such as an area of study and hobbies. Buddies are trained to help support you to make the most of your time at university and will be a great source of knowledge for everyday life as a student. From regular social events, trips, group study sessions and more - there is something for everything to get involved with.


There are so many reasons to volunteer whilst at university. Volunteering is a great way to make friends, develop your skills and can be rewarding. It gives you the unique opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives, the local community or the student community. It's also a great way to look after your wellbeing and mental health, a way to help manage your stress, reduce isolation, improve confidence and social skills, and giving you an amazing sense of perspective on life. Head over to our volunteering pages to see what opportunities there currently is.

If you do volunteer, you may want to be involved with the UEA Award. The UEA Award is a framework that enables students to articulate their achievements in a way that employers value giving them a competitive advantage in today’s job market. You can find out more about the UEA Award here 

Space on campus for you

Each school either have a social space or a kitchen area. Some example for schools:

ENV - social space

CAP - have a coffee room

PGR - have constable terrace

ARTS - have kitchens on each floor


Accessing books from home

The library has a huge digital library available 24/7 that you can access from home. You can find out more HERE