Share your memories as the University of East Anglia prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary
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The University of East Anglia is preparing to mark its 50th anniversary with a celebratory festival this weekend.
The university, based in the Earlham area of Norwich, saw its first cohort of students arrive in 1963 and half a century later is continuing to expand.
Just last week the UEA achieved its highest-ever position in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014, rising to 17th place.
The university was previously 28th in the Times table, and 32nd in the Sunday Times table, with the newspapers publishing a combined league table for the first time this year.
The EDP and Norwich Evening News will be publishing a series of articles about the UEA later this week, looking at the impact it has had on Norfolk in the last 50 years, how much the UEA benefits the people of Norfolk and at plans for its future expansion.
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In 2010 a Norwich Research Park study estimated the UEA generated around £420million for the local economy. With the UEA Sportspark facilities and the Nick Rayns LCR music venue both based at the UEA, the university has become an increasingly important part of Norwich life.
The LCR has hosted big names bands through the years such as The Jam, U2, The Killers and Coldplay.
- 1 Two Norfolk gastropubs named among best in country
- 2 New women's only fitness studio to open in Norwich
- 3 The Chase star's tribute to contestant who died in Norfolk house fire
- 4 School bus drivers 'risked children's lives' with illegal long shifts
- 5 Teen opens American sweet shop in town
- 6 Chance to have your say over 4,000-home development
- 7 Driver who died in A47 crash had medical episode
- 8 'Very high risk' paedophile who groomed 12-year-old has sentence doubled
- 9 Farke hammers Tzolis for penalty antics in City defeat
- 10 Huge blast proof bunker with acre of land for sale by auction
- Now we want to hear about your favourite memories of the UEA. Email your memories of your time on campus to reporter David Freezer, including what subject you studied and between which years, to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also send a photo of yourself from your university days and the best stories could be included in our coverage of the UEA's 50th anniversary.