Faculty of Social Sciences

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SSF PGR Registration and Orientation

Monday 01 October 2018, 13:30 to 16:35

Full details of registration and orientation events are below. You can download a PDF copy here.

*NEW* ITCS are planning to have their ‘virtual’ Service Desk there to help you connect your device(s) to the UEA wireless network and will have printed IT guides available too.

SSF Graduate School Induction

Tuesday 2 October 2018: Introductory session (10:00-12:00), lunch (12:00-13:00) and Training Overview (13:00-16:00)

Wednesday 3 October 2018: Research Ethics (10:00-12:00), lunch (12:00-13:00), Project Managing the PhD (13:00-15:00) and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Welcome Reception (17:00-19:00)

Individual School Inductions:

  • DEV: Friday 5 October 2018, 12:00-14:00
  • ECO: Friday 5 October 2018, 15:00
  • EDU: Tuesday 2 October, 16:00-17:30 and meeting with Head of School and PGR Director on 10 October at 15:00-16:00
  • LAW: Wednesday 3 October, 15:30-17:00
  • NBS:Thursday 4 October 2018, 11:30
  • PSY: Thursday 4 October 2018, 13:30
  • SWK: Thursday 4 October 2018, 15:30-16:30

The full faculty and school induction programme can be downloaded as a PDF here.



Phone: +44 (0) 1603 591709

EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area), Overseas and British students born outside the UK arriving during week commencing 24 September are encouraged to visit the Student Visa Compliance Team in the Admissions Office in Lawrence Stenhouse Building (LSB) 1.120 to have Visas and Passports checked.

If you have not had your documents checked before 1 October you must visit the Student Visa Compliance Team in the Lawrence Stenhouse Building (LSB) between 11:30 and 13:30 for your visa and passport checks to be done prior to completing registration in the Thomas Paine Study Centre Foyer from 13:30.

Home students: go directly to Thomas Paine Study Centre Foyer

time details
Thomas Paine Study Centre Foyer
13:30 - 14:50 Completion of registration and verification of academic documents

Collection of Welcome Packs

Information Mart and opportunity to engage with representatives from a range of information and support services including:

Careers - Library - Outreach - Sustainable Transport - Student Union - UEA Sport - International Students Advisory Team (ISAT)


time details
Morning Opportunity to meet your supervisors (meetings to be arranged in advance) or familiarise yourself with the campus if supervisors unavailable
Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre
14:50 - 15:05 Welcome - Now you are a PGR
  • Dr Vivien Easson, Head of Postgraduate Research Service
  • Dr Nick Watmough, Academic Director of Research Degree Programmes
15:05 - 15:50 Making the Most of the Student Support Service and the Courage Wellbeing Project
  • Dr Jeremy Schildt, Head of Learning Enhancement Team: interactive session which will include the opportunity to put questions to a panel of current PGR students
  • Bryony Porter will also share information on the Courage Wellbeing Project
15:50 - 16:00 Presentation from the Careers Service: Dr Rosemary Bass, Careers Advisor
16:00 - 16:10 Presentation from UEA Sport: Joe Skeet
16:10 - 16:20 Introduction to the UEA Student Union: Martin Marko, Postgraduate Education Officer
16:20 - 16:35 Presentation from ISAT (International Students Advisory Team) for international students only: Susan Peters Corbett, International Student Officer
16:35 Optional campus tour including visit to PGR Service (Elizabeth Fry Building 2.30), Sports Park, Library, Student Support Services, The Street led by current PGR students

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