Rich history and contemporary architecture. International culture and a cutting-edge art scene. It’s no wonder Norwich has been voted one of the best small cities in the world.
Art and culture
The rich variety of art and culture in Norwich saw NUA voted one of the top Universities for creative scene by Which Student Survey 2018.
An ever-growing number of independent galleries, museums, theatres and events, including the oldest international arts festival in the UK, reflect the diversity of creative interests represented in the city.
In 2012, Norwich was named as England’s first UNESCO City of Literature, recognising the city’s celebrated literary tradition.
A home from home
The NUA Campus is in the centre of Norwich, in the heart of the city’s cultural hub. Students find a warm welcome awaits them in one of the safest cities in the UK.
Shops for every season
England’s largest open-air market and a vibrant network of independent business are just two of the reasons Norwich is among the UK’s top 10 shopping centres. Whether you’re into food, music or fashion, you’ll find everything you need.
Creative industry engine
Norwich is also a thriving hub of creative business and enterprise. NESTA’s 2016 report, The Geography of Creativity in the UK, identified the city as having one of the UK’s most highly concentrated and diversified creative industry clusters.
Beyond the city
Norfolk is famed for its 90-mile long coastline of big skies and stunning beaches. The tranquil waterways of the Norfolk Broads National Park stretch over 200 km of rivers and lakes – a perfect place to seek inspiration. Green spaces and medieval villages offer up historical and architectural interest within easy reach of the city.
NUA shortlisted twice in Times Higher Education Awards 2019
Deemed the 'Oscars' of higher education, NUA is shortlisted in two categories.
Photography graduate commissioned to interpret legacy of City of Culture
Karim Skalli explored the legacy of Hull's 2017 City of Culture.
Students build games in 48 hours in Global Game Jam
NUA students create 13 games in 48 hours in the annual international challenge.
We Are MA: Interview with Hansol Yoo
International student Hansol Yoo travelled from Korea to study MA Communication Design at NUA.
Student blog: Sustainable and low waste shops in Norwich
Third year Animation student Valentina shares her tips for sustainable shopping in Norwich.
Norwich’s vegan scene
NUA SU's Vegan Society share their top spots on where to grab their favourite vegan bites.
Student blog: top places to eat in Norwich for under £10
BA VFX student Pheya shares her tips for the best places for a student friendly meal in Norwich.
Exploring street food on Norwich Market
Watch a student vlog on Colleen & Shirmaine's favourite spots on Norwich Market.