City College Norwich has a long history of welcoming international students from across the world and offers a fantastic education and experience for students.
Benefits of studying at City College Norwich
- A personal approach to your learning - Colleges have smaller class sizes than universities, so studying with us means you have more personal attention and support from tutors.
- A fantastic student experience - One of the most important parts of being a Higher Education student is in coming together with others to share learning and social experience – and where better to do that than right in the heart of Norwich. We have two city-based buildings which provide a base for all of our Higher Education and Access students.
- A rich history of welcoming international students - Norwich is a great place for International Students to study and over the years we have been proud to welcome many hundreds of students from across the globe.
Studying in Norwich, the city of stories
Studying at City College Norwich puts you in the heart of a city that is buzzing with creativity, packed with historic interest and just a short journey from both the beach and the Norfolk Broads.
Norwich is a very student-friendly city, one of the great benefits is that the entire centre can be easily navigated on foot. Explore the historic attractions, take a walk around the medieval lanes or stroll along the river to the entertainment quarter at Riverside with no need to worry about transportation to get you around.
UNESCO City of Literature
There are many reasons why Norwich is a fantastic city to live and study. Did you know that it’s the most complete medieval city in Britain? Or that it has more than 1500 historic buildings inside the ancient city walls? It was also the first City in England to be awarded the accolade of UNESCO City of Literature.
Art and culture
If you’re interested in art and theatre you’ll be spoilt for choice with three city centre theatres – Norwich Theatre Royal, Maddermarket Theatre and Norwich Playhouse – where you can see large-scale productions, comedy, music, dance and more. There are also plenty of independent art galleries to visit as well as the renowned Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. If you love to splash out on retail therapy, there are two large indoor malls – intu Chapelfield and Norwich Castle Mall – with all the big names inside. Make sure you also visit Norwich Lanes where you’ll find vintage, one-off shops and plenty of unique boutiques to explore.
History and heritage
For history and heritage visit the 900-year-old Norman castle and the city’s two cathedrals, Norwich Cathedral and Roman Catholic Cathedral of St John Baptist. Norwich is also home to the Norwich 12, the UK’s finest collection of individually outstanding heritage buildings from the Norman, medieval, Georgian, Victorian and modern eras.
Norwich doesn’t slow down after dark; pubs, clubs, cocktail bars and relaxed lounges all offer the chance to up the pace. High-energy nightlife can be found in the Tombland, Prince of Wales Road and Riverside areas. If you’re looking for a more relaxed scene, head to Norwich Lanes for a choice of smaller bars and late-night cafes.
Explore the countryside and coast
When you want to get out and explore the county at the weekend, you can get to the beach in just over 30 minutes with plenty of entertainment in Great Yarmouth from funfair rides and crazy golf to shops, restaurants and nightclubs. Catch a train from Norwich Station. You may also want to visit the Broads National Park; get some friends together and hire a day boat, stopping off at pubs, shops and restaurants along the way.
The city and county has a busy year-round programme of festivals and celebrations from the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Norfolk Show and Food Festival to Norwich Pride, The Lord Mayor’s Celebration, the annual CAMRA Beer Festival. Take a look at visitnorwich.co.uk to see what’s on and how to get there.
Facts about Norwich
- Norwich is one of the top 10 city destinations in the UK
- Education: Norwich is a major centre for education and training and has one of the highest graduation rates in the country.
- Employment: Norwich is an international centre for financial services, creative/media industries, and health/life sciences. Other employment areas include public services, retail, construction, engineering, manufacturing and tourism.