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Norwich has a welcoming and warm attitude to its student population, which includes those from the University of East Anglia and City College Norwich as well as NUA.

Our campus is conveniently located at the heart of the city, within easy walking to all Norwich has to offer. You’ll find the city a safe place to live with hundreds of student-friendly pubs, clubs, restaurants, cafes and bars to keep you entertained when you’re not studying.

Student Experience at NUA

Watch a film about the student experience at NUA, featuring some of our student’s favourite locations and sights in Norwich City including galleries, nightlife, the independent collective ‘Norwich Lanes’ and the beautiful Norfolk coastline.


Coffee shops and delis fill the narrow Norwich Lanes and all international cuisines are catered for by the numerous restaurants and cheap and cheerful cafes. In the summer the Tombland area is a great spot for outdoor dining with Japanese, Italian, French and British restaurants.


Norwich has many clubs including Mercy, Mojos, The Loft, Essence, Project, Tau, Karma Kafe and The Waterfront. Theme nights include everything from ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, trip hop, hip hop, new skool, old skool, break beats, breakdancing, retro, funk, soul, swing, jazz, r ‘n’ b, reggae, alternative, indie, britpop, rock, metal to dance, chart, house, garage, techno and drum ‘n’ bass.

Jake Bugg performing in Norwich

Gig Venues

The city has a vibrant live-music scene – and the diversity ensures there is something for everyone. The UEA LCR, The Waterfront, Norwich Arts Centre and Norwich Playhouse are amongst the best known and best loved venues.

Cinema City


Next door to the campus is Cinema City which shows a wide range of international film, video and animations. Norwich boasts three multiplex cinemas – Odeon, Hollywood and Ster – offering the latest blockbusters.

The Playhouse bar

Pubs and bars

It is a fact of local pride that Norwich used to have a pub for every day of the year. This may not be the case now, but it would still be hard to find a similar populated town or city with so many pubs and bars. So whatever your taste in drinking establishment, be it real ale, theme bars, wine bars or the good old fashioned local, you are sure to find what you want in Norwich.