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U: University of East Anglia

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University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia, renowed for its creative writing courses, was set up in 1963.

Its first 87 students enrolled to its English Studies and Biological Science courses.

Every inch a modern university, the buildings were designed in 1962 by Denys Lasdun.

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UEA halls of residence

Lasdun designed the university's core buildings including the striking 'ziggurats' so called after a type of pyramid or temple tower to be found in ancient Mesopotamia.


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Sainsbury Centre, UEA

In 1978 the award- winning Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, designed by Sir Norman Foster, was opened.

It was named after Sir Robert and Lisa Sainsbury following their donation of a magnificent art collection to the university.

The university motto, 'Do Different', originates from the old Norfolk saying "People in Norfolk do things different".

The Coat of Arms records the university's association with East Anglia, the City of Norwich and the first Chancellor, Lord Mackintosh.

Today it boasts over 12,000 students including its fair share of award winners. Former students include Booker Prize winning authors Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro, the comedy writer Charlie Higson and meteorologist Penny Tranter.

The university also has strong community partnerships. |In 2001 a new multi-million pound Sportspark was opened, including a 50m competition swimming pool and a human performance laboratory. A new medical school takes its first students in 2002.

The UEA is also a leading member of the Norwich Research Park, together with high profile research institutions such as the John Innes Centre and the Institute of Food Research.

There are also strong links with the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and all aspects of bio-medical research involving UEA's Schools of Health, Biological Sciences and Environmental Sciences.


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