ASA19: University of East Anglia, Norwich 3-6 September 2019
Norwich is a historic city in Norfolk, England. Situated on the River Wensum in East Anglia, it lies approximately 100 miles (161 km) north-east of London. Norwich is a wonderful fusion of the modern and historic, one complementing the other. Like any great city its centre is easy to walk around and has a river at its heart.
It is the only English city in a National Park, the Norfolk Broads.
As well as being the most complete medieval city in the UK, it has a flourishing arts, music and cultural scene, superb independent as well as High Street shopping, lively restaurants, bars and nightlife and a heritage that is a delight to explore. It was also England's first UNESCO City of Literature – this is a city of stories!
University of East-Anglia (UEA)
The University of East Anglia (UEA) has been ranked 15th by The Times Good University Guide 2019 and The Complete University Guide 2019, as well as in the World Top 200 by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.
The UEA is an internationally renowned university based in a campus that provides top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 16,000 students.
The campus is located in 320 acres rolling parkland just two miles from the centre of Norwich, the cathedral city, and England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. This uniquely-placed University is also a leading member of Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science.
Sporting facilities on campus include the University Sportspark which houses an Olympic-sized swimming pool and regularly hosts international sporting events. UEA also has the world famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and hosts an International Literary Festival which has included famous names such as Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Anne Enright (all alumni of UEA's Creative Writing course)
Getting to Norwich
The UEA and ASA are both commited to reducing the environmental impact of those travelling to the conference. We therefore strongly reccommend considering traveling by land or sea rather than by air. For futher ideas you can have a look here https://www.seat61.com/. You can offset your carbon footprint by donating a small amount of money to climate and development projects - https://www.atmosfair.de/en/.
By Train: there are daily rail sevices from London Liverpool Street directly to Norwich. Trains depart every 30 minutes, journey times are around 1hr 50 mins. Tickets start from £9/£13.
There are connections from Sheffield (tickets starting from £25, travel time 3,5h) and also from Manchester (tickets starting from £30, travel time 4,5h).
Through Eurostar you can travel by train even from the continent.
You can books your tickets through Greater Anglia, National Rail or www.thetrainline.com. Buy in advance to save money. Most train companies allow you to take your bike for free (check it with service provder and reserve in advance).
By Bus: National Express coaches operate services all over the UK and even to and from the continent (Eurolines) from Norwich and area.
megabus.com offer low-cost intercity travel to Norwich from a number of places in the UK including Cambridge, Birmingham, and Coventry. They also offer a frequent direct service from London. Buy in advance to save money
By Car: Norwich is 110 miles north of London and is easily accessible by road from major ports and airports. The main routes into Norwich are the A47, A11, A140 and A146.
Most large car hire firms have offices in Norwich if you want to hire one way. Click here to read the Norwich Tourist Information factsheet or alternatively call 01603 213999 for advice on car hire.
By Air: while Norwich has its own international airport, for easier accsess consider using some of the more accsessible airports in London and connect to Norwich by bus or train. Luton Airport has a bus connection by National Express busses (travel time ca 4,5h) or rail (through London 3,5h) and Gatwick and Heatrow are connected through London (by Great Anglia rail, travel time ca 3h). We reccommend useing a travel planner to find the optimal route.
If you need advice on planning your journey, contact Norwich TIC on 01603 213999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting to the UEA
Before you travel, please consider alternative methods of transport to coming by car, such as public transport, or sharing your journey (read more here), coming by bike.
The university is located 3.5 miles/5.6 kilometres outside the city centre (where Norwich Rail Station and Bus Station are located) and 4.3 miles/6.9 kilometres away from Norwich International Airport. We’re easily accessible by public transport, bike and car (Postcode for sat nav: NR4 7TJ).
Norwich city buses, number 25 and 26, run regularly from the train station, Castle Meadow and Red Lion Street, which is close to the Bus Station in Norwich city centre. These travel onto campus and run into the early hours of the morning. For the bus timetables, journey planner and online tickets go to First Group’s website: https://www.firstgroup.com/
There are 3,600 cycle parking spaces on campus. Most train companies allow you to take your bike for free (check it with service provder and reserve in advance). There are clearly marked cycle routes on approach to the campus and throughout the university. View cycle parking map
Taxis: There are various local taxi firms who charge approximately £6.50 to £8.00 for a single journey to the UEA from the city centre, or approximately £10 to/from the airport. Here are some of them:
- Goldstar Taxis: 01603 700 700
- ABC Taxis: 01603 666 333 (download the ABC app to place bookings and to pay using your debit or credit card)
- Courtesy Taxis: 01603 446 664
- Five Star Taxis: 01603 555 555
National Express serves campus directly as well as Norwich bus station. There are regular services to central London, Stansted Airport, Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport.
Megabus serves campus directly as well as Norwich bus station. There are regular services to London Victoria coach station and London Stratford International.
For general public transport enquiries visit or call Traveline: 08712 002 233. http://www.traveline.info/
Parking - Costessey Park & Ride (511) < > UEA
Because parking spaces on campus are limited, UEA provides a free, sustainable park and ride alternative. Journey time is 15 minutes (approx).
Runs – Mon-Fri* and UEA Open Days
Frequency – up to every 15 minutes.
First/last departures – 7.20am (Costessey Park & Ride) and 8.15pm (UEA, University Drive)
Cost – free
*Except Bank Holidays and UEA customary days