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Vice-Chancellor's March message: Brexit

"We stand united at UEA. Regardless of leaving the EU, the UK is a European country. UEA is a European university, and always will be, regardless of membership or non-membership of the EU.  We are a broad and diverse, international family and long may that be the case."

Vice-Chancellor's December message

With the semester now coming to a close, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued hard work and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Vice-Chancellor's November message

UEA is a world-leading teaching and research university and as your Vice-Chancellor I am focused on creating an excellent student and academic experience.

Vice-Chancellor's October message

A university’s purpose is to further knowledge for the benefit of all, extending our shared understanding of how the world works and inspiring people to question, think and take action on the grand challenges facing our planet.

Welcome to the start of another academic year

Welcome to the start of another academic year - one of my favourite times in the calendar, when our campus is once again alive with students. Thank you to everyone for making all our new students feel so welcome and ensuring that their introduction to UEA is a great experience for them.

August message from the Vice-Chancellor

As we near the end of the summer break, preparations for the start of the new academic year are gearing up – and nothing focuses our minds more than Clearing and Adjustment, which I am pleased to report has been very successful.

Vice-Chancellor's July message

The NSS results show that our students remain overwhelmingly happy with the support they receive from us. And thanks for the teamwork that went in to a very successful Graduation week.

Vice-Chancellor’s June message 

We’ve reached the end of another busy academic year, one that’s not been without its challenges but where, yet again, we’ve worked together to achieve many notable successes.

Vice-Chancellor’s message – May 2018 

I hope you all enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend, a welcome short break in a busy semester. I’m very happy to begin this message with the news that we’ve maintained our eighteenth position in the Guardian league table ranking - and that we achieved number one position for added value.

Vice-Chancellor's April message to staff

I’d like to welcome everyone back after the Easter break, as we enter the very busy exam and assessment season in our calendar. At this time of year, our students are in greatest need of our support.

Vice-Chancellor's March message to staff

Thanks to everyone who is working so hard to help our students achieve their learning goals. We all hope an agreement to settle the industrial action can be reached soon. I support the new proposal for a joint expert panel on pensions between UUK and the UCU.

Vice-Chancellor's February message

The Vice-Chancellor talks about the industrial action, tuition fees review and notes recent successes.

January message to staff

The Vice-Chancellor highlights campaigns and initiatives across the University.

December message to staff

We can look back on a very memorable 12 months for UEA, and I’d like to thank each one of you for the contribution you’ve made to the many successes we’ve achieved in 2017.

November message to staff

The Vice-Chancellor on creating strong bonds with partner universities and UEA's wider impact.

October message to staff

The Vice-Chancellor pays tribute to Brian Summers, Registrar and Secretary, who retires this week after 18 years, and announces two new roles.