uea(su) and uea+sport offers lots of opportunities for you to enjoy student life away from the textbooks! We like to think that we have something for everyone - and if we don't we can help you to develop new activities that you're passionate about. All our clubs are run by student committees who volunteer to bring these activities to you.
Without our volunteers, we would not be able to put on the amazing amount of activities we do. We support all our volunteers with training and advice and we also have grants available to help assist clubs in their hopes for the year! Clubs are a great way for you to meet other students who may be studying something completely different to you but who share a love for that sport.
Through student groups, the SU empowers students to make change in their communities. All of these groups are run by students alongside their studies and provide you with a wide array of opportunities to learn new skills, meet new people and get the most out of your time at UEA.
uea(su) and uea+sport are proud to say that all our clubs welcome members of all abilities. If you are a wheelchair user or have accessibility requirements please feel free to get in touch with uea+sport staff who can help liaise with yourself and the sports clubs of your interest to ensure that the activity is adapted to your needs - please email uea+sport at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a look below to find out what you could get involved with!
Before you can join a club you need to purchase your uea+sport membership (previously known as SAM). For more information visit the uea sport+ membership page.
The UEA Sport website has all of the different forms that club members and club committees will need to have access to (grant forms, trip forms etc). Please visit the website if you need these.
Advice for students whose club fixtures clash with academic teaching on Wednesday Afternoons
- Talk to your Academic Adviser and make sure they are aware of your participation in sport and the commitment this requires in terms of training and events. Give them regular updates on your success in balancing your studies and sport and alert them to any tensions you are experiencing and discuss if and how these might be reduced.
- Every effort is made to minimise the number of classes for undergraduates scheduled on Wednesday afternoons after 2pm to enable students to participate in sporting activities. Modules with multiple seminar groups are permitted to run some seminars on Wednesday afternoons. If you are scheduled for a Wednesday afternoon seminar group you can request a move to a group which meets on another day. Please discuss any such requests with your LTS Hub at the earliest possible opportunity.
- If you have an away fixture with an earlier than 1pm departure time on a Wednesday, speak to your module organiser and/or lecturer and alert them to the fact that you will be absent. Please discuss with them what teaching and learning you might miss by doing so and how you are best advised to catch-up. Also report your intended absence using the on-line reporting tool giving the reason, and alert your Academic Adviser if you miss any teaching events.
- Talk to your Academic Adviser about clashes between assessment events and sports fixtures you or they may foresee, to see whether there is any flexibility that can be offered to you, for example could an assessed presentation be undertaken at another time. If flexibility can be offered, and you wish to request a variation in arrangements, you will be expected to provide a reference from the Student Sport team confirming the validity of your request.
If you've tried all of the above and are still facing issues, please email Sophie.E.Thomas@uea.ac.uk.