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Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities

The Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities Foundation course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to study one of UEA's prestigious arts and humanities degrees.

The Schools of Study at UEA teach thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate students each year across the four faculties of our campus in Norwich.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities.

If you haven’t already, check out our School pages on the UEA website.

In the meantime, don’t forget to Register Online to get access to your timetable once it becomes available, and log in to Blackboard our virtual learning environment.

Once you have registered online you will also need to attend a registration event (unless you are an undergraduate home student living in UEA accommodation, since you are registered automatically when you pick up your room keys).

  1. Welcome!

    It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities. The Institute is passionately committed to what we see as exciting and pioneering programmes, designed to support you in the realisation of your ambitions and to enable you meet your full potential.

    Home to a range of interdisciplinarity approaches to study we encourage creativity, innovative thinking, and the ability to connect and understand complex ideas about human experience.

    You will be part of a distinct and supportive learning community. All of the staff within the Institute are here to help you so whether you need advice on coursework, study skills, or simply adapting to university life, come and find us on Floor 0 of the Arts building. We are really pleased to have you with us and look forward to getting to know you.

    Rowena Burgess

    Head of School

    Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities

Please take a look at your induction programme below. Consult your schedule via e:Vision to find out the location of the event.

23 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Course Director Talk

This talk will introduce students to the themes and opportunites of the MA in Creative Entrepreneurship, led by Course Director Ian Chance.

23 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Head of Institute Welcome

An introduction to the Interdisciplinary Institute of the Humanities (IIH) by the Head of School Rowena Burgess. A chance to meet staff and fellow students and hear more about UEA, IIH and the support we provide for our students.

23 Sep 16:00 - 18:00
Pizza and Quiz Social

An opportunity to join other students and staff for pizza and a light hearted quiz.

25 Sep 09:30 - 11:00
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

25 Sep 11:00 - 13:00
Languages Fair

Come and visit the Languages Fair in the TPSC Foyer!
Open to all UEA students, the Daytime Language Programme offers you the unique opportunity to take a module outside of your degree as a ‘non-credit student’. As long as the timetable is compatible with your own, you can choose to study any of our languages in a variety of levels.
Free language offer - PPL students and first year Undergraduate students in the schools of History, LDC, AMA and IIH can take one module per semester free of charge.

25 Sep 11:00 - 12:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

25 Sep 14:00 - 15:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

25 Sep 17:00 - 19:00
Optional UEA Music Welcome Event
 

25 Sep 18:00 - 20:00
Optional Film Screening - Growing Up Married

Growing Up Married is an internationally acclaimed documentary which focuses on the stories of child brides recollecting their memories as adults. About the filmmaker: Dr Eylem Atakav is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies and Associate Dean (International) at the University of East Anglia, where she teaches courses on women and film; women, Islam and media; and Middle Eastern media.

26 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Information Event for PGT students new to UEA

This session is aimed at students who are new to UEA but, all post graduate students are welcome to attend. We will provide further information on UEA systems you will need to use such as e:Vision, Blackboard and the Library.

26 Sep 13:00 - 14:00
Mature Students Lunch

This event is optional and aimed at mature students (those aged 21 and above). This will be a chance to meet with other mature students within the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities and to discuss any concerns with staff.

26 Sep 14:00 - 16:00
Student Support Drop In

Students with disabilities at UEA are able to access a range of support services and may be entitled to reasonable adjustments or assessment adjustments that will remove or reduce barriers to studying at the University.  Students with disabilities, or those students who think they may otherwise be eligible for adjustments, should access the information available on the New Students website (https://portal.uea.ac.uk/new-students/undergraduates/students-with-disabilities).  Adjustments cannot be approved without completing the forms available on this website, so it is vital that students complete these documents and submit the required evidence as soon as they can.  If you are struggling with the form, or have questions about the process and whether you would be eligible for adjustments, then this session is designed to help you.  Mark Walmsley (the Disabilities Liaison Officer) and Mark Hobbs (the Senior Adviser) will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the process and can help you to submit your substantiating evidence to student support services. 

27 Sep 09:30 - 11:00
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

27 Sep 11:00 - 12:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

27 Sep 14:00 - 15:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

23 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Course Director Talk

This talk will introduce students to the themes and opportunites of the MA in Gender Studies, led by Course Director Dr Tori Cann.

23 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Head of Institute Welcome

An introduction to the Interdisciplinary Institute of the Humanities (IIH) by the Head of School Rowena Burgess. A chance to meet staff and fellow students and hear more about UEA, IIH and the support we provide for our students.

23 Sep 16:00 - 18:00
Pizza and Quiz Social

An opportunity to join other students and staff for pizza and a light hearted quiz.

25 Sep 09:30 - 11:00
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

25 Sep 11:00 - 13:00
Languages Fair

Come and visit the Languages Fair in the TPSC Foyer!
Open to all UEA students, the Daytime Language Programme offers you the unique opportunity to take a module outside of your degree as a ‘non-credit student’. As long as the timetable is compatible with your own, you can choose to study any of our languages in a variety of levels.
Free language offer - PPL students and first year Undergraduate students in the schools of History, LDC, AMA and IIH can take one module per semester free of charge.

25 Sep 11:00 - 12:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

25 Sep 14:00 - 15:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

25 Sep 17:00 - 19:00
Optional UEA Music Welcome Event
 

25 Sep 18:00 - 20:00
Optional Film Screening - Growing Up Married

Growing Up Married is an internationally acclaimed documentary which focuses on the stories of child brides recollecting their memories as adults. About the filmmaker: Dr Eylem Atakav is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies and Associate Dean (International) at the University of East Anglia, where she teaches courses on women and film; women, Islam and media; and Middle Eastern media.

26 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Information Event for PGT students new to UEA

This session is aimed at students who are new to UEA but, all post graduate students are welcome to attend. We will provide further information on UEA systems you will need to use such as e:Vision, Blackboard and the Library.

26 Sep 13:00 - 14:00
Mature Students Lunch

This event is optional and aimed at mature students (those aged 21 and above). This will be a chance to meet with other mature students within the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities and to discuss any concerns with staff.

26 Sep 14:00 - 16:00
Student Support Drop In

Students with disabilities at UEA are able to access a range of support services and may be entitled to reasonable adjustments or assessment adjustments that will remove or reduce barriers to studying at the University.  Students with disabilities, or those students who think they may otherwise be eligible for adjustments, should access the information available on the New Students website (https://portal.uea.ac.uk/new-students/undergraduates/students-with-disabilities).  Adjustments cannot be approved without completing the forms available on this website, so it is vital that students complete these documents and submit the required evidence as soon as they can.  If you are struggling with the form, or have questions about the process and whether you would be eligible for adjustments, then this session is designed to help you.  Mark Walmsley (the Disabilities Liaison Officer) and Mark Hobbs (the Senior Adviser) will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the process and can help you to submit your substantiating evidence to student support services. 

27 Sep 09:30 - 11:00
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

27 Sep 11:00 - 12:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

27 Sep 14:00 - 15:30
Optional: Media Suite and TV Studio Introduction

A tour and introduction to the Media Suite and TV Studio which are part of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities but are used by students from across the Faculty. Join Sean and the technical team for a tour followed by an introductory talk about how you can get involved in using the facilities and equipment for filming, podcasting and other media related activities. Booking is essential; use our online form

IIH Student Site

This will be available once you have registered and can be accessed using the instructions below:

  • Go to portal.uea.ac.uk
  • Select BLACKBOARD from the three orange buttons towards the top of the screen
  • Type in your UEA username and password, and select Sign In
  • At the top right of the screen select IIH Student Site

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