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31 Things Every UEA Student Will Remember

The University of East Anglia. Not UAE. That's something else.

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1. A campus that isn't literally swarming with rabbits is an empty shell of a campus.

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2. Despite it being the most beautiful part of campus, the lake is full of eels.

And anyone who tells you otherwise is just trying to get you eaten alive.
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And anyone who tells you otherwise is just trying to get you eaten alive.

3. Concrete is not only the name of the best student newspaper, it's also what everything around you is made of.

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4. The Ziggurat buildings are objectively hideous, but also flawless pieces of British heritage that must be protected at all costs.

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5. Essex University is the worst. Hating it is basically the law.

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6. The floor of the Nick Rayns LCR is always sticky. This is something you have to accept.

7. Every arts student eventually gets confused by the floors in Arts 1 and 2.

And probably sits down for a small cry. But that's OK. It happens to everyone.
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And probably sits down for a small cry. But that's OK. It happens to everyone.

8. The Hive is not for bees. It's for coffee and, for some reason, salsa.

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9. The fountain in The Quad is not for running through on a hot day. It is for attracting dogs.

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10. Zest, Blend, Vista. The father, the son, and the holy spirit. Amen.

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11. Having giant windows in your kitchen comes back to haunt you in the middle of the night when you go to the fridge in your pants and see the entire women's rugby team staring.

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12. None of the grass is actually grass. It's mud with a threadbare, rabbit-chewed impression of some grass gently draped over it.

13. If there isn't a protest/demonstration/occupation happening somewhere, it's worth checking to make sure you're not missing the Rapture or something.

14. Working out how to get into the library is an emotionally and intellectually traumatic experience.

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15. Red Bar is better than Blue Bar. End of.

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16. The Sainsbury's Centre is the best gallery to ever be situated... sort of in the middle of big bit of grass?

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17. And its toilets have literally been beamed back from thousands of years in the future.

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18. Pimp My Barrow is either the best or worst event on the UEA social calendar, depending on who you ask.

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19. The official ranking for the best Wetherspoons pubs in Norwich is as follows: 1. The Bell Hotel, 2. The Queen of Iceni, 3. The Glasshouse, 4. Other.

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20. No one really understands why there's a Mexican restaurant in this tiny park.

It's not that there SHOULDN'T be one. It's just... not a thing you'd usually expect to find in a tiny park.
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It's not that there SHOULDN'T be one. It's just... not a thing you'd usually expect to find in a tiny park.

21. For some reason, Castle Mall has Norwich's only Burger King. Also, a TK Maxx. Also, it's made of many confusing shapes. For this reason, we must treasure it.

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22. The Birdcage is the ultimate hipster watering hole, even though it should really be called The Steamer because it looks like a paddle steamer.

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23. The Forum is an enormous building which you will almost never use for anything.

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24. The best gig venue in Norwich is the Arts Centre, because it's in a converted church, and cooler bands play there. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a charlatan.

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25. Though that won't stop the crowd doing the one thing that every Norwich gig crowd enjoys: standing perfectly still and making no sound.

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26. Norwich street art is pretty pretentious.

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27. Except for that time when there was a giant red ball.

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28. The most noble way to injure yourself is when the DJ at Waterfront lines up "Party Hard," "BYOB", and "Killing in the Name" in a row and you dance so hard you pass out.

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29. Just make sure you stay away from Prince of Wales road on a weeknight. You just don't.

30. Seriously, it's enough to give you an existential crisis.

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31. But nothing. N o t h i n g. NOTHING is worse than Pam's House.

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