The School of Chemistry prides itself on research excellence across its spectrum of activities, from synthetic chemistry and drug discovery to spectroscopy and analytical and biophysical chemistry, as confirmed by successive Research Assessment Exercises.
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 Chemistry.
If you haven’t already, check out our School pages on the UEA website.
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).
Welcome to the School of Chemistry, we are really pleased that you have decided to study with us. The team and I look forward to working with you, making sure that you have all the support you need to be successful in your studies.
Your first week at UEA will be a busy and exciting one. You will meet many new people and there will be a lot of information to take in. To get the most from your first few weeks here I urge you to:
- Attend as many of the Welcome Week events as you can
- Familiarise yourself with our IT systems: e:Vision, the SCI Student Zone on Blackboard and the UEA Portal are all critical to your time here
- Take some time to familiarise yourself with both the University and the School’s commitment to equality and diversity
- And, most importantly, speak to as many people as you can and ask questions!
I do hope you will enjoy being a student here and that you will take full advantage of studying at one of the UK’s leading Schools of Chemistry.
I wish you every success in your studies and look forward to meeting you in person soon.
Professor Mark Searcey
Head of School
Steps to Success - Getting started in your School of Study
You will have received an email from UEA confirming your place. Follow the links to register online and set up your IT account, username and password.
Go to E:Vision to view your personalised timetable information. There will be UEA wide events for all students as well as our School events and activities.
Go to the SCI Student Zone.This is our area for all Science students to find common and School only information. It is an important reference area not only in your first few weeks but also during all your time here. Right now, your School areas on the SCI Student Zone will also have more information about any essential or recommended reading for your course (if needed before you arrive) or if you have optional module choices to make in your first year, there will be some more information about that. Most Schools have a ‘New Student Information’ area but do take time to browse the other tabs, including the general Science Student Information tab.
Follow these instructions once you have registered online:
- Go to https://portal.uea.ac.uk/
- Select BLACKBOARD from the 3 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 SCI Student Zone
Double check you have done all of above! Keep regularly checking your timetable and School Student Zones up to and during arrival week as sometimes things are added or rooms can change.
Please take a look at your induction programme below. Your academic timetable is available on e:Vision.
09:00 - 17:00
Chemistry and Pharmacy 3.52
Meet your Course Director
An overview of the MSc course, including a health and safety talk in preparation for the course.
11:00 - 13:00
Faculty of Science 0.31
Get to know the School of Chemistry’s Faculty before you arrive by watching these short, introductory films.
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- Essential information to help you settle in e.g. opening a bank account, bus and travel information, where to buy essential items and much more
- Find the International Orientation Programme with events, information and more
- Connect to other new international students at UEA
- Have the important arrival information for UEA