The School was founded in 2003 and has quickly risen to become one of the top pharmacy schools in the country, number one in the Guardian University Guide (2013). Our Pharmacy degree is highly acclaimed for its innovative content and teaching methods and was reaccredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council in 2012 with no conditions or recommendations.

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 Pharmacy.

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 to the School of Pharmacy, we are really pleased that you have decided to study with us.

    The team look forward to working with you ensuring that you have all the support you need to be successful in your studies.

    We understand that studying while working full time in a complex environment can be challenging. As experienced practitioners themselves our course team are able to offer practical advice and support to help you balance your work and studies as you develop into outstanding practitioners.

    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 Pharmacy.

    I wish you every success in your studies.


    Professor Mark Searcey

    Head of School

Welcome to the Pharmacist Independent Prescribing course and thank you for choosing to study at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with the University of East Anglia. 

Getting to your first study day - directions to the School

Your first study day on Tuesday 26th February is the Kay Room, The Royal Marsden School. Please follow the directions provided above to The Education and Conference Centre and ask for directions to the Kay Room at the main reception. All study days start at 9.30 am and finish at 4.30 pm with a 1 hour break for lunch.

Your induction programme is listed above.

If you need to contact someone before the study day, please e-mail:

If there is a problem on the study day, please contact the pharmacy reception on: 01603 593145

date time location details

26 Feb

09:30 - 09:45

The Royal Marsden School Kay Room


26 Feb

09:45 - 10:45

Kay Room

Introduction to the Course
Introduction, the online environment, and assessments

26 Feb

10:45 - 11:45

Kay Room

NMP Overview

26 Feb

11:45 - 12:15

Kay Room

Registration and Passport Check
Learning and teaching service registration and passport check. If you do not hold a British passport, or are a British passport holder born outside of the UK, please bring your passport.

26 Feb

12:15 - 13:15

Kay Room


26 Feb

13:15 - 16:00

Kay Room

Your Scope of Practice
Defining your scope of practice and developing your learning needs assessment

Steps to Success - Getting started in your School of Study

Step One

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.

Step Two

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.

Step Three

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
  • 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

Step Four

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.

Use #UEAScience to follow us and share digitally!

  1. The Pharmacy Society is the official UEA society for the school of Pharmacy. We will be working towards bringing Pharmacy students together through social and academic events, as well as supporting student’s with the development of their portfolios 


  2. The official Facebook page of the School of Pharmacy at the UEA. News, events and Pharmacy related links and images.


  3. The official Twitter page of the School of Pharmacy at the UEA. News, events and Pharmacy related links and images.




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