Norwich University College of the Arts

Norwich University College of the Arts

Norwich University College of the Arts

Best Locations for student accommodation

  • Bowthorpe
  • Chapel Break
  • Clover Hill
  • City Centre
  • Earlham
  • Eaton
  • Golden triangle

Average Rents

The average rent for a room in private accommodation is £50-£60 per week excluding bills.

Average agent fees

Not all agents charge an agency fee, but those that do are generally around £100 per tenant.


The University is situated in the heart of Norwich and so both the train and bus stations are a ten minute walk from the main campus. The bus service runs through the night from the train station, through town and to the university, costing £4.70 for an all day ticket.
Norwich is less than two hours away from London and one hour from Cambridge by train and they go to London every half hour. Norwich International Airport is only 4 miles out of the city centre.

Living in the area

Norwich has also always been a great place for students, with plenty to do throughout the day and some top venues for nights out with stylish café bars, pubs, clubs, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, nightclubs, concerts, exhibitions and festivals.

Norwich has many clubs playing everything from 60s to 90s music, 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, you name it they have it! There is always a wide variety of live bands playing at venues such as the UEA, Waterfront, Norwich Arts Centre and Norwich Playhouse.

It is a fact of local amusement and unwarranted pride that Norwich used to have a pub for every day of the year and although this may not be the case now, 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 you are sure to find what you want in Norwich.

For those wanting a more exciting night out, Prince Of Wales Street and the riverside area are the places to go, where most of the nightclubs are located. Most clubs hold a student night at least once a week which consists of no entrance fee before 11pm and no more than £4 afterwards with lots of drinks on offer.

The magnificent timber beamed Student Union Bar also has regular social events including performances, DJs, bands and themed parties!

Local Shops
Away from from studying, Norwich is famous for its shopping facilities, with buses going all around Norwich from the city to the sea.

Along with big department stores and fashion houses, Norwich also has a large permanent market, open daily except Sunday. The market is a great place to go for anything from fruit and vegetables to second hand books and records. The Castle Mall and Chapelfield shopping complexes contain a wide range of retail outlets, restaurants and cafes worth visiting.

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