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Welcome to UEA Sport!

Sport is an integral part of community life at UEA for students and staff alike. uea+sport (UEA’s sports department) is pleased to offer a wide-ranging programme of sporting, recreational and health-promoting activities as well as employment and volunteering opportunities both on campus, in our fabulous Sportspark, down at Colney Lane, and in the local community.

We hope that you will enjoy using our facilities, and find a class, course, club or level of competition to suit you. Whether you are a first year or a returning student, a postgraduate, or a member of staff, we will endeavour to take care of all your sporting needs. If you don’t find what you are looking for please come and talk to us, you can find all the team in the new sports hub based just off the entrance to the Sportspark, our door is always open.

Following the successes of last year’s extensive programme we are proud to have maintained our top 5 status for ‘student overall satisfaction’ (NSS) amongst English mainstream universities. The latest NSS results, published Aug 2016, place UEA joint third for overall student satisfaction, indeed UEA has occupied the top 5 of the NSS ever since the survey started in 2005, and no other university has managed that. In the Times Higher Education survey UEA has once more achieved its top 5 ranking for the quality of sports facilities.

Our consistency in these reviews shows how much our students enjoy living at UEA and to add depth to our offer the University is proud to be introducing undergraduate Elite Sports Scholarships starting in September 2017 for students that also excel in sport at the highest level.


BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport)

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education (HE) sport in the UK, a membership organisation, and a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Their vision is to enhance the student experience through sport.

BUCS deliver more than 50 sports, including everything from archery to ultimate frisbee to almost 170 member institutions, comprising a busy league programme of over 4800 teams and over 100 championships events every year.

Please click here to view UEA's current BUCS position.