Student Accommodation in Norwich

Norwich is the largest city in East Anglia and is the regional administrative centre of the area. Norwich was the second largest city in England until the industrial revolution, mostly due to its thriving cloth industry. More recently Norwich became the first city in England to be designated as a UNESCO City of Literature. The rich history of Norwich is still present in its many iconic and cultural buildings, including the Norman Castle that stands at the centre of the city, Norwich Anglican Cathedral and Norwich Catholic Cathedral (the second tallest in the United Kingdom). Norwich isn’t only good for sightseeing though, it is said to have a pub for everyday of the year within its borders, hosts concerts and events at Carrow Road football ground and is the only place outside of Oxford Street to have five department stores in a single area.

Norwich is often thought of as being poorly connected with the rest of the UK. However it has direct rail links with London, Cambridge and Manchester and has regular trains that run to the seaside towns of Cromer, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth. Norwich also has an international airport, from which you can fly domestically, direct to Europe or internationally via Schipol.

It’s been shown that students love Norwich, students from the University of East Anglia (the main HE institution) are the most likely students in the UK to stay in their city of education after graduating.

The two main leading institutions in Norwich are the University of East Anglia and Norwich University of the Arts.

Top 5 things to do in Norwich

1. Visit the Forum – a landmark destination for events, exhibitions and visitor experiences
2. Norwich Playhouse – Known for its quirky and brilliant productions, catch a show with friends!
3. Gonzo’s Tea Room – Grab and coffee and cake by day and enjoy the bar and lounge at night
4. Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts – visit some fantastic art in a spectacular building
5. The Snowsports Club – try snowboarding, skiing and tubing!

Universities in Norwich

University of East Anglia

Address: Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ

Telephone: +44(0)1603 456 161

Students: 17,195

Complete University Guide League Table: 14th

Campuses: Main campus

Fact: Known for providing the first ever creative writing course in the UK

Norwich University of the Arts

Address: Francis House, 3-7 Redwell St, Norwich NR2 4SN

Telephone: +44(0)1603 610 561

Students: 2,180

Complete University Guide League Table: 64th

Campuses: Main campus

Fact: in 2017 courses in Games Development, Internation Design and UX Design were taught for the first time