What to expect at an Open Day on campus

What to expect at an Open Day on campus

Joining an Open Day is a great opportunity to hear from staff and students on what being a Norwich University of the Arts undergraduate is really like.

Open Days on campus are also a chance to visit our creative community and see for yourself what life is like in Norwich.

What to expect

During an Open Day you can explore many different course and information talks such as:

Course and information talks

Course talks and tours
Hear from course leaders and lecturers about the variety of specialist courses available at Norwich followed by a student led tour of course specific workshops, studios, and facilities.

Course talks last roughly 30 minutes, followed by a 45 minute campus tour.

Welcome to Norwich University of the Arts
Join current Norwich students for an intro to our creative university.

Support and Accommodation for students
Hear from our Student Support team for info on all thing’s accommodation, finances and the mental health and wellbeing support available to students.

Portfolio Advice
Find out more about how to create a stand-out portfolio and present your work in a bold and unique way.

BA (Hons) Acting, BSc (Hons) Creative Computing, BSc (Hons) Creative Technology, BA (Hons) Fashion Communication and Promotion and BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Business do not require a portfolio to be submitted.

Four Year Degrees
Find out more about the Four Year Degree (Year 0) pathway available across our courses.

Working in the Creative Industries
Hear from the Business and Employability team for more info on how we can support students in finding opportunities to progress their career prospects.

Accommodation tours

Join an accommodation tour for the chance to visit one of the Halls of Residence available to students.

During an Open Day, the following Halls of Residence are available to tour;

You will need to make your own way to our halls of residence on the day. Guidance will be sent over to you when you book and is also available on the day of the event.

Where to eat?

Our campus is at the heart of a wide selection of eateries that offer a selection of lunchtime favourites, great coffee, and superb cakes.


Monday to Saturday | 8.00am to 5.30pm

Located right in the centre of our campus and serving an amazing selection of food.

Plus, if you take your confirmation email with you, you’ll get up to 25% your order with deals on pizza, paninis and ready meals of the day such as pasta and chilli.

Norwich Market

Situated in the heart of the city, Norwich Market is one of the largest and oldest open-air markets in the country.

But, the most important part, is that it is home to an amazing array of food and drink stalls – over 20 of them!

From traditional fish and chips, hot dogs and pie and mash to international cuisines from all over the world, there is plenty to try.

The Feed Café @ Norwich University of the Arts

Monday to Friday | 11.30am to 2.30pm.

Pop along to our on-campus café The Feed in our St Andrews house building for a great range of sandwiches and sweet treats.

The Feed are a social enterprise with a mission to motivate change in people to prevent poverty, hunger and homelessness in Norwich – plus they were voted best small business at the Norfolk Business Awards 2022 for their amazing work!

Open Day FAQs

Do I need to book a place?

Yes, you will need to book your place to attend.

You can build your own schedule of course talks and information talks when you book.

What are the timings of the day?

The day runs from 9.30am to 5.00pm.

You don’t need to attend all day and can build your own schedule when you book your place which will help you to know what time you will be visiting.

When do the course talks run?

Our course talks each run once during the day and you can choose which talks you wish to go to when you book your place.

We would encourage you to attend your course tour during the day as it is the best way to find out more, however if you miss your course talk or tour don’t worry, we can link you up with current students to find out more.

Where is the event running?

Our Open Days run at our Duke Street and Duke Street Riverside buildings. These buildings are next door to each other, and you can register at either one.

• Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 3AS

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How do I get to the university?

You can find us on Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 3AS.

Norwich is one of the greenest communities in the country and to help us keep up the good work, why not consider an alternative mode of transport?

By Train

A great way of getting here is by train and Norwich is well linked to make a trip to us a carefree affair – and we’re only a 10 minute walk from the station. 

Norwich Station to Duke Street

If you are arriving at Norwich Train Station, please don’t get the 25|26 bus reading ‘University’. This goes to the University of East Anglia, not Norwich University of the Arts.

By Bus

The closest bus stops for local buses are Castle Meadow and Magdalen Street. 

If you are arriving at Norwich Train Station, please don’t get the 25|26 bus reading ‘University’. This goes to the University of East Anglia, not Norwich University of the Arts.

By coach

Most National Express coaches arrive at Norwich Bus Station. From there it is a short 10 minute walk to our campus.

Norwich Bus Station to Duke Street

Park and Ride

There are Park & Ride options available at every corner of the city, making it much easier for you to hop on a bus into the city centre – and we’re only a ten minute walk from there!

• Norwich Park and Ride

Do you have parking on campus?

As we are a city centre campus, we don’t have on campus parking. But there is plenty of parking in the city centre only a few minutes’ walk away.

You can find a list of all city centre car parks here – city centre car parks

St Andrews car park on Duke Street gets busy from 12pm onward so we would advise exploring other options if you are arriving after that time.

Will I meet current students?

Yes you’ll be able to meet current students studying at Norwich.

They’ll be able to answer questions you might have about courses, life in Norwich and being part of our community, plus much more about the student experience.

Can I bring someone with me?

Yes of course, but we would ask that you consider only bringing one guest with you as otherwise the talks can get quite busy.

During particularly busy events, we may ask that only one guest joins you in each of your talks.

Myself or my guest have a disability or additional access needs, what should I do?

When booking your place, you can specify any additional access or support needs you or your guest(s) may need.

We will reach out to you to discuss any details to ensure we can support you. This information is automatically deleted after the event as part of our privacy policy. Please let us know when you book each event if you have any requirements.

Alternatively, you can email us at studentrecruitment@nua.ac.uk if you wish to discuss anything further.

Is there a quiet space I can use on the day?

Yes there is space for you to rest or take some time to yourself if you wish to.

For more info, please email us at studentrecruitment@nua.ac.uk.

Can I have a quieter tour on the day?

If you would rather avoid the larger tour groups during the event, then we would be happy to arrange an ambassador to tour you around privately. Please let us know in advance of the event and we can help you further.

Please let us know over email us at studentrecruitment@nua.ac.uk.

What if I miss my tour?

Don’t worry, we can link you up with a current student who can give you some more information and, if we have a student available, they will give you a personal tour on the day.

Is there any financial support available for me to visit an Open Day?

Yes, if the cost of visiting is putting you off visiting, please get in touch and we will assist.

Email us at studentrecruitment@nua.ac.uk

What if I can no longer make the event?

That’s not a problem, you can join us for one of our other upcoming events when you’re ready.

You can book your place on another Open Day 

Can I bring my dog to the event?


Assistance and support dogs can accompany you during your visit.

Email us at studentrecruitment@nua.ac.uk for more information.



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