What A UEA Student Looks Like
You want to fit in at uni straight away, and part of that is thoroughly embracing all the stereotypes of being a uni, and specifically a UEA, student. If you manage to tick off all of these things by the end of your first year, congratulations, you should consider yourself fully integrated.
This is essential. A snakebite is half Carlsberg beer, half Somersby cider, and a shot of blackcurrant cordial. It's sweet and delicious and should have you on the floor after three. The blackcurrant also turns your tongue purple, so a selfie at this point is probably a good idea.
If you don't fancy anything from the bar, head to Unio, the student union's coffee shop. They have loads of different options to satisfy your caffeine cravings, plus loads of affordable vegetarian and vegan options. My personal recommendation would be the chilli hot chocolate with marshmallows and a vegan brownie - perfect for those long library sessions.
So the main thing about being a uni student is getting all the good food, and this includes the pop up bakery in union house, which happens on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and has sweet and savoury options.
Sounds odd, but if you don't go and chase one of the thousands of cute fluffy hoppers wandering round campus, you're crazy. It is said if you catch one and take it to the bar, you get a free pint, but who can say whether that's true or not? Catch a bunny and find out!
Although UEA is sometimes regarded as a concrete jungle, there is actually a huge amount of greenery, and near someone of the student accommodation is the UEA Lake. Although you are not allowed to swim in there, it is great to pose on one of the little jettys and post it on Instagram. Scenic uni photos will always get you a ton of likes.
Like most universities, students get Wednesday afternoons off to take part in sports, so definitely find your passion and use Wednesday as a chance to develop your fitness and get a whole team of new friends!
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