You have applied to a course which is taught in a school based in a faculty within a university. That will make much more sense once you get here. But for now, you should visit your school pages on this site as there’s important information about induction and optional modules you may need to choose. Your email should tell you what school your course is taught in, but if you’re unsure you can look it up in the UEA course finder
Your School of study will host induction events to help you settle into your academic life. You will meet your lecturers and fellow students, explore your study environment and find out lots of important information about your course.
Optional modules - enrolling
For some courses, students need to select option modules. Check your School induction page to see whether this is the case for your course. Follow the instructions here to choose your options. For help choosing modules talk to your Course Director or someone in your Learning and Teaching Service Hub. You can find out how to contact your Hub here
When the campus was first built it was designed so nowhere was more than 5 minutes walk from the Square in the centre of campus – we've grown a little since 1963 – but we're still a relatively compact campus. This means there’s a lot of buildings in a relatively small space, and it takes a while to find your bearings. Here are our pro tips for successful navigation!
Some schools are buildings, but not all buildings are schools
Schools of study are organised into a Faculty structure. Each School is known by a three-letter acronym, such as BIO for the School of Biological Sciences.
The campus map provides a list of Schools, indicating in which building they are based. In some cases the name of the building is the same as the School of study – but not always. Which leads us to…
Embrace the acronym
UEA is an acronym, so why stop there? Buildings are often known (and especially written) by abbreviated forms, such as TPSC for Thomas Paine Study Centre. Rooms are usually named in the format: building acronym, floor number, room number. For example, if you had a meeting in room 12 on the first floor of the Thomas Paine Study Centre, that would be TPSC1.12.
The importance of zero - get the right floor
Generally, the main entrance to a UEA building is floor 0. Walk up the stairs and you’re on floor 1. Obvious? Here’s the bit that catches people out - the next floor down from floor 0 is called floor 01, and then down again to 02 and so on. It’s really easy to end up in ARTS 1.03 when you’re meant to be in ARTS 01.03. Respect the zero!