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Welcome to University Centre West Anglia

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Our partnership with University Centre West Anglia (UcWA) lets you study ARU degree courses in King's Lynn.

The University Centre at UcWA’s King’s Lynn campus covers 2,000m2 and features 14 digitally-enabled classrooms and a 120-seat multi-media lecture theatre.

The College of West Anglia, home of UcWA, has invested more than £28m in new facilities at its campuses. This includes a £10m refurbishment of the Tower Block and a £2.5m Creative Studios building at the King’s Lynn campus, alongside a multi-million pound technology centre.

You'll find a Learning Resource Centre on campus, containing traditional and modern resources to enhance your learning. There's WiFi too, so you can connect your own devices to our network.

Life in King’s Lynn

If you like the idea of living and studying in a bustling and friendly market town steeped in history but with all the conveniences of modern life, King’s Lynn could be perfect for you. It was one of England’s most important ports from as early as the 12th century, and its maritime past is still very much in evidence today.

The campus is right in the heart of the historic town. When you’re taking a break from your studies, wander down little cobbled lanes, peek at old merchants’ houses and gaze at the water in the quaint harbour. Then, turn a corner and find yourself suddenly back in the 21st century and the central hub of the town, which features the Vancouver Quarter Shopping Centre. There’s a traffic-free area too, for strolling and browsing the many little independent shops, bars and cafes.

The town hosts two festivals each summer. The King's Lynn Festival is primarily a classical music festival, while Festival Too is one of Europe’s largest music festivals - and it’s free. In fact, you’ll always find something going on somewhere in town. Two of the best venues are The Corn Exchange and King's Lynn Arts Centre.

If you enjoy walking there are two parks in King’s Lynn - Tower Gardens and The Walks - which have both been recognised as being among the best in the country by the Green Flag consortium.

Norfolk has 90 miles of coast (93 when the tide's out) which is unspoilt, clean and safe. It's famed for its nature reserves, watersports and the famous seals which colonise Horsey, Hunstanton and Blakeney at different points in the year.

It's possible to walk the entire coastline of Norfolk – taking in beaches, cliffs, shingle spits, tidal creeks and saltmarshes. A hidden and unspoilt gem!

Nestled between Dersingham and King’s Lynn in a beautiful, forested 20,000-acre estate is Sandringham House, the private home of Queen Elizabeth II. The Sandringham Estate sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the house and gardens are open to visitors from April–October.

Visit West Norfolk has more information about attractions and events in King’s Lynn.