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Categories 11th September 2020

UEA Students Are Ready to Move In and Start Their Courses

UEA student accommodation

Starting University is always an exciting (if slightly daunting) time. The Fresher intake of 2020 has all the Covid-19 restrictions to take on board on top of all the usual anticipations and anxieties of starting a new course and making new friends.

The Option to Defer

There have been some reports that students may wish to defer for a year in the hope of taking up a place at University once a vaccine is in place and the likelihood of another lockdown has diminished. However, a “gap year” may not seem so appealing given that there are also restrictions on travel and jobs in hospitality and retail hard to come by.

Halls of Residence

The halls of residence at the UEA have already filled all their places. Staying on campus is a popular choice for first year students as it allows them a degree of freedom more than living at home, whilst having certain services (e.g. cleaning of communal areas and utility bills included in the rent) provided for them. 

The UEA has provided detailed answers for questions that new students may have about the preparations the University has made for receiving a new intake of students in the current climate. Check out their FAQs for new students

Private Rented Accommodation

In their second and third years, undergraduates typically move into private rented accommodation in Norwich. We have found students are keen this year to move in promptly when their tenancies begin, likely so they can leave the parental home and live with friends again! 

Under current government guidelines, a shared house is considered a household or social bubble, so individuals residing within do not have to socially distance from each other anymore than a family sharing a house would.

Life is going to be a little different for students this year, but the class of 2020 seems to be a tenacious bunch. They have already faced huge disruption to their final year of school and campaigned to not have their grades diminished by an algorithm. On the whole, they seem eager not to waste any time.

The Rule of Six

The Rule of Six that was introduced from September the 14th, limiting gatherings of more than six people for sociable reasons will likely mean that students will be spending more time with their housemates than ever before. All the more important to make sure that you are in a household with people that you get on with. We have some fabulous rooms available near the UEA, and one of the things our tenants praise us for is our ability to fit the right personality to the right household.

So, if you are looking for a room in Norwich in a house-share with friendly student housemates, please get in touch! You can call 01603 980770, email, or ask any questions using the Facebook Messenger app on our website.

Browse student accommodation on our Properties pages.