Actuarial Sciences incorporates multi-disciplinary teaching, combining the expertise of the School of Computing Sciences, School of Mathematics, School of Economics and Norwich Business School to give our students a unique opportunity to pursue a stimulating and influential career as an actuary.
Welcome to the School of Actuarial and Computing Sciences. For more than 40 years we have been recognised internationally for excellence in our Teaching, Research and Enterprise. We’re very aware of the needs of industry and this is reflected in the development and application-led focus of our courses and research. We are experts in areas such as Graphics Vision and Speech Analysis; Actuarial Sciences, Colour; Computational Biology; Data Science; Artificial Intelligence and growing focus on Cloud Computing/Virtualisation, Internet Technologies and Cyber Security.
We consider how technology can help society and the economy. We continue to explore the impact of our advances in areas such as Agritech, Medicine, Energy, Environment, Health and Advanced Manufacturing. We're also probing the ethics behind the inventions of the future, and how to push for a more equal and diverse industry. We are part of the world-renowned Norwich Research Park and with the technology sector in the UK and beyond with global companies such as Apple, Aviva, BT and IBM. These links offer opportunities for student internships and placements. This is bolstered by our portfolio of international collaborations with leading institutions in Europe and countries such as USA, India, China and the Middle East.
We pride ourselves in giving all our students the necessary mentoring, support and skills to enable them to gain rewarding and high quality jobs.
Professor Gerard Parr MBE
Head of School of Computing Sciences
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 12:00 - 13:00
Meet and Greet
Come along and meet fellow students and school staff in an informal setting ahead of the Welcome Address by the Head of School. First year students who have completed the Foundation Year in Computing Sciences are welcome to attend.
23 Sep 13:00 - 14:00
Head of School, Professor Gerard Parr, formally welcomes you to the School of Computing Sciences. First year students who have completed the Foundation Year in Computing Sciences are welcome to attend.
23 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Explore and Reward!
A fun way to find out more about the campus and key places that will be helpful for you to know. Play along for a chance to win prizes… First year students who have completed the Foundation Year in Computing Sciences are welcome to attend.
23 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Course Director Talk - Actuarial Sciences
Your Course Director will provide an overview of your course and what to expect.
24 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Director of Learning and Teaching Introduction
An introductory talk from Director of Teaching, Dr Dan Smith.
24 Sep 12:15 - 16:00
Meet Your Adviser
Allocation of Adviser & location will be given to you before 12:15 on 24/09/19. Contact the Local Support Office in SCI 2.45 or email CMPMTH.LSO@uea.ac.uk if you are not sure of your appointment details by this time.
24 Sep 12:00 - 16:00
Lab and Online Support Introduction
A 30 minute session to introduce you to the computing laboratories and the online support available. 1st year students who have completed the foundation year in Computing Sciences have already completed this session and do not need to repeat it. Please consult your E-vision timetable for your session time.
25 Sep 10:00 - 11:00
Year in Industry
Introductory talk for Year in Industry Students ONLY.
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.
Actuarial Sciences is based within the School of Computing Sciences.
More information on registering online is available here