Postgraduate Research

The University of East Anglia is an internationally renowned university based on the Norwich Research Park in the historic English city of Norwich. We have a community of about 1400 research students studying the full range of academic disciplines who are provided with excellent training through our Graduate Schools.

NBI PGR Registration and Orientation

Monday 1 October 2018, 09:30 to 12:30

Full details of the registration and orientation programme is below. You can download a PDF copy here.

NBI PGR Induction Programme

  • Friday 28 September 2018, 09:30 to 17:00 - Welcome to Norwich Bioscience Institutes (followed by social event)
  • Tuesday 2 October 2018, from 09:30 - Norwich Biosciences Induction (am) and Computer Orientation and Stores and Purchasing (pm)
  • Wednesday 3 October 2018, 10:00 to 19:00 - Learning and Development at NBI (am), Health and Safety - General Awareness (pm), followed by Pro-Vice Chancellor PGR Welcome Reception (17:00-19:00)
  • Thursday 4 October 2018, from 10:00 - DTP Student Workshop (NRDTP and iCASE students only)
  • Friday 5 October 2018, from 09:00 - Research Ethics, Integrity and Regulations (am) and Rotation PhD student presentations (pm - Rotation students only)
  • Friday 5 October 2018, from 16:30 - DART MRC CASE student welcome
  • Thursday 11 October 2018, from 11:00 - QIB seminar
  • Thursday 25 October 2018, from 14:00 - Chemical Safety for Scientists

You can download a PDF copy of the full programme here.


Phone: +44 (0) 1603 450769

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 09:30 and 10:30 for your visa and passport checks to be done prior to completing registration in the Thomas Paine Study Centre Foyer.

Home students: go directly to Thomas Paine Study Centre Foyer

time details
Thomas Paine Study Centre Foyer
09:30 - 11:00 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
Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre
10:45 - 11:00 Welcome - Now you are a PGR
  • Dr Vivien Easson, Head of Postgraduate Research Service
  • Dr Nick Watmough, Academic Director of Research Degree Programmes
11:00 - 11:45 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
11:45 - 11:55 Presentation from the Careers Service: Dr Rosemary Bass, Careers Advisor
11:55 - 12:05 Presentation from UEA Sport: Joe Skeet
12:05 - 12:15 Introduction to the UEA Student Union: Martin Marko, Postgraduate Education Officer
12:15 - 12:30 Presentation from ISAT (International Students Advisory Team) for international students only: Susan Peters Corbett, International Student Officer
12:30 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
Afternoon Unless advised otherwise: opportunity to meet your supervisors (meetings to be arranged in advance) or familiarise yourself with the campus if supervisors unavailable.


There are several catering outlets on campus in The Square where you will be able to buy lunch following the event

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