The students’ union is independent from the main university and exists to support and represent students throughout their time of study. All students should feel that their experience is exciting and rewarding, which is something the SU advocates for.
The SU has various student representatives to offer advice and guidance and works with the senior management of NUA to make sure that core issues are dealt with quickly and fairly. It prioritises student perspectives, working to ensure they are properly represented in key decisions.
The students’ union also arranges various events to help students feel like part of a community during their time at NUA. The main SU office is in St Andrews House, which is also the home of a student lounge and cafe and serves as a meeting point for students during the day alongside a teaching facility.
The NUA Students’ Union runs a wide range of clubs and societies for students to partake in during their studies at the university. Despite being a specialist arts university, the clubs are much more diverse, covering everything from dance to football and Harry Potter.
All students are welcome to start their own clubs too, if they have an interest that isn’t catered for by the union. Sports clubs don’t have extensive on-campus facilities to use but the SU will support in finding suitable facilities nearby, providing students meet the requirements to start their society.
Students with an interest in journalism can also join the team that creates Storehouse, the official magazine of the NUA Students’ Union. Two issues are released each year and students are given the opportunity to learn a variety of skills in putting the magazine together.
Norwich is popular with arts and design students as a city that’s vibrant and packed with culture. It’s also one of the safest cities in the UK where students are always welcome.
Despite being a smaller city, Norwich has a wealth of interesting things for students to see and do during their time at university. There are six theatres, three cinemas and two shopping malls along with many pubs, bars, restaurants and markets.
Norwich’s job market is varied, although NUA students will benefit from the thriving creative industry there. The city is home to one of the UK’s most concentrated creative industry clusters.
Further afield, the Norfolk Broads provide some wonderful scenery for day trips, while the train line and relatively short distance to London make it easy for students to visit the capital.
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