University of East Anglia Student Union

By | 23rd May 2017

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University of East Anglia Student Union

University of East Anglia Student Union

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Providing support and entertainment for 15,000 students Providing support and entertainment for 15,000 students

The Union of UEA Students is a charity that aims to help you get the most out of your time at UEA. Providing commercial services, personal development and support, the Union is integral to the lives of the 15,000 students here on campus. From running the bars, club nights and gigs, to over 200 clubs and societies the Union is here for you right from Welcome Week to the end-of-term balls; both of which it provides.

If you have any concerns or think there is something that should be added to the student experience, the SU can help.

Student entertainment

The Union runs both the on-campus LCR and the city-based Waterfront music venues, as well as regular film screenings, club nights and fashion shows. Recent gigs include Coldplay, Example, First Aid Kit, La Roux, John Newman and 5 Seconds of Summer…
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Representation through the Student Union

The Union represents students to the University, locally and nationally, running campaigns on issues students feel strongly about.
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Student help, advice and support

The Union of UEA Students provides a comprehensive Advice Centre run by trained staff. The Union Advice Team are experts in housing and academic appeals. Other services include financial advice; Nightline – a confidential telephone-based support service’ and Home Run, the best help available in finding accommodation in Norwich.
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Welcome to the SU

We are the Students’ Union at the University of East Anglia and we’re the heart of student life at UEA. We’re about Students – Transforming. We are students learning and developing through opportunities to do things. We are a Union, run by students, and we change every year as students change. We are about changing your course, your community and your world.

If you’re starting a degree or postgraduate course here, you’ll automatically become a new member of ueasu. We are led by student officers, who are democratically elected by a ballot of all UEA students each year. Those student officers are guided by the policies that students make through referendums and through a representative body called union council.

The elected student officers determine the direction of the SU and employ 100 permanent staff and about 400 students to look after the day to day operations. They act as advocates to the University, to the city of Norwich and nationally to the Government for the students at UEA. They represent students on a large and diverse set of issues, many of which change year on year. They lead campaigns to create positive change and allow students to shape their educational experience.

In addition to representation, the SU provides professional support and advice on academic, welfare and housing issues to individual students, as well as running our own housing bureau, Home Run.

The SU provides the majority of extracurricular activity on campus. We run and support over 60 Sports Clubs and 160 Student Societies. Our commercial services, which are aimed at students, but open to anyone, include retail shops, bars and 2 entertainment venues. The SU and its services have a combined annual turnover of around £10 million.

Although much of our operations are seasonal, based around the 30 weeks a year of undergraduate teaching at the University, the Student Officers and permanent members of staff are employed all year round.