University of East Anglia (UEA)

About University

People in Norwich began to talk about the possibility of setting up a university in the nineteenth century,[10] and attempts to establish one in Norwich were made in 1919 and 1947. But due to a lack of government funding on both occasions the plans had to be postponed. The University of East Anglia was eventually given the green light in April 1960 for biological sciences and English studies students. Initially, teaching took place in the temporary “University Village”, which was officially opened by chairman of the University Grants Committee, Keith Murray, on 29 September 1963.[11] Sited on the opposite side of the Earlham Road to the present campus, this was a collection of prefabricated structures designed for 1200 students, laid out by the local architectural firm Feilden and Mawson. There were no residences. The vice-chancellor and administration were based in nearby Earlham Hall.
In 1961, the first vice-chancellor, Frank Thistlethwaite, had approached Denys Lasdun, an adherent of the “New Brutalist” trend in architecture, who was at that time building Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, to produce designs for the permanent campus.The site chosen was on the western edge of the city, on the south side of Earlham Road. The land, formerly part of the Earlham Hall estate was at that time occupied by a golf course.Lasdun unveiled a model and an outline plan at a press conference in April 1963, but it took another year to produce detailed plans, which diverged considerably from the model. The first buildings did not open until late 1966.

Rank

University of East Anglia is ranked #320 in Best Global Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

Location

Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Courses

  • Arts and Arts and Humanities
  • Social Sciences and Management
  • Life Sciences and Medicine
  • Business & Management
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences and Management Life Sciences and Medicine Business & Management Natural Sciences
Book your Free Consultation
We will be in touch within 24 hours to arrange your initial consultation at your nearest SI-UK office. If you are unable to visit us in person, consultations can also be arranged via WhatsApp.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Skills

Posted on

March 16, 2022