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Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences is a vibrant and friendly academic community firmly embedded in the internationally renowned Norwich Research Park. It boasts extensive state-of-the-art research facilities as well as modern teaching laboratories.

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 Biological Sciences.

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 Biological Sciences (BIO). You have made an excellent choice! In coming to BIO you are joining a school that is consistently ranked in the top tier both for its teaching and its research. The School will provide you with an exciting and supportive learning environment, one by which we hope that you will be challenged and enthused. You will be taught by experienced and knowledgeable biologists, who are committed to providing you with a truly outstanding education.

    I hope your time here will be successful and enjoyable and a platform for future achievement.

     

    Professor Tamas Dalmay

    Head of School, Biological Sciences

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 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

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.

Please take a look at your induction programme below. Your schedule is available on e:Vision.
date time location details

24 Sep

09:00 - 10:00

The Enterprise Centre Lecture Theatre

Introduction to Learning & Teaching in BIO
An overview of learning, teaching and assessment and support in BIO including:
Dr Mark Coleman - Director of Teaching
Dr Graham Riley - Senior Adviser

24 Sep

10:30 - 12:00

Biology 02.20 (George Duncan Teaching Lab)

Initial Group Meetings With Advisers
An opportunity to meet your academic adviser. You and your group will be taken to advisers offices by BIO Buddies. Please return to the George Duncan Lab (BIO 02.20) after your advsier session

24 Sep

11:30 - 13:15

Biology 02.20 (George Duncan Teaching Lab)

Meet Buddies for Campus Tour
Where to go and what to see! A BIO Buddy will give you a guided tour of the UEA campus. 

24 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre

Your UEA
A welcome address from Prof Tamas Dalmay, Head of School and additional sessions on the provison of enabling and support including:
Student Services
Careers Services
Student Union
Staff Student Liasion Committee
BIO Soc

24 Sep

16:30 - 18:00

Biology Atrium

Welcome Party
Meet other new BIO students and school staff for drinks

25 Sep

09:00 - 10:30

Julian Study Centre 0.01

Becoming a Biologist
An exploration of the transition from school/college or equivalent, into the School of Biological sciences at UEA. We will explore what it means to be a biologist with the help of current undergraduate and postgraduate students. They will talk about their time at UEA, and how they have made the move from student to biologist.  The session will be led by Dr Harriet Jones

25 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Julian Study Centre 1.03

Course Specific Induction Talk - C700 Biochemistry
An introduction to C700 Biochemistry with the Course Director Dr Andrew Hemmings

25 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Julian Study Centre 1.03

Course Specific Induction Talk - C720 Biochemistry with a Year in Industry
An introduction to C720 Biochemistry with a Year in Industry with the Course Director Dr Andrew Hemmings

25 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Julian Study Centre 1.03

Course Specific Induction Talk - C72A Msci Biochemistry with a Year Abroad
An introduction to C72A Msci Biochemistry with a Year Abroad with the Course Director Dr Andrew Hemmings

25 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Julian Study Centre 1.03

Course Specific Induction Talk - C701 Msci Biochemistry with a Year Abroad
An introduction to C701 Msci Biochemistry with a Year Abroad with the Course Director Dr Andrew Hemmings

25 Sep

12:00 - 13:00

Faculty of Science 01.38

Course Specific Induction Talk - Year in Industry Introductory Session
An introduction talk for Year in Industry (including Biochemistry) students with the Year in Industry Co-ordinators Dr Richard Bowater & Dr Ian Clark

25 Sep

14:00 - 15:00

The Enterprise Centre Lecture Theatre

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About UEA But Were Afraid to Ask…
An opportunity to chat with current students about their experiences and ask them anything you need to know… within reason!  This will also be a chance to review everything you’ve been told over the last couple of days.

date time location details

24 Sep

09:00 - 10:00

The Enterprise Centre Lecture Theatre

Introduction to Learning & Teaching in BIO
An overview of learning, teaching and assessment and support in BIO including:
Dr Mark Coleman - Director of Teaching
Dr Graham Riley - Senior Adviser

24 Sep

10:30 - 12:00

Biology 02.20 (George Duncan Teaching Lab)

Initial Group Meetings With Advisers
An opportunity to meet your academic adviser. You and your group will be taken to advisers offices by BIO Buddies. Please return to the George Duncan Lab (BIO 02.20) after your advsier session

24 Sep

11:30 - 13:15

Biology 02.20 (George Duncan Teaching Lab)

Meet Buddies for Campus Tour
Where to go and what to see! A BIO Buddy will give you a guided tour of the UEA campus. 

24 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre

Your UEA
A welcome address from Prof Tamas Dalmay, Head of School and additional sessions on the provison of enabling and support including:
Student Services
Careers Services
Student Union
Staff Student Liasion Committee
BIO Soc

24 Sep

16:30 - 18:00

Biology Atrium

Welcome Party
Meet other new BIO students and school staff for drinks

25 Sep

09:00 - 10:30

Julian Study Centre 0.01

Becoming a Biologist
An exploration of the transition from school/college or equivalent, into the School of Biological sciences at UEA. We will explore what it means to be a biologist with the help of current undergraduate and postgraduate students. They will talk about their time at UEA, and how they have made the move from student to biologist.  The session will be led by Dr Harriet Jones

25 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Lecture Theatre 4

Course Specific Induction Talk - C100 - Biological Sciences
An introduction to C100 Biological Sciences with the Course Director Dr Andrew Chantry 

25 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Lecture Theatre 4

Course Specific Induction Talk - C105 - Msci Biological Sciences
An introduction to C105 MSci Biological Sciences with the Course Directors Dr Andrew Chantry & Dr Jonathan Todd 

25 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Lecture Theatre 4

Course Specific Induction Talk - C501 - Microbiology
An introduction to C501 Microbiology with the Course Director Dr Gabriella Kelemen

25 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Lecture Theatre 4

Course Specific Induction Talk - C10C Biological Sciences with a Year Abroad
An introduction to C10C Biological Sciences with a Year Abroad with the Course Director Dr Andrew Chantry

25 Sep

12:00 - 14:00

Biology 02.25

Lab Coat Collection
Students to collect their lab coats - students will need either their Campus Card or registration number

25 Sep

12:00 - 13:00

Elizabeth Fry Building 01.02

Introduction to Lab Work
A Powerpoint introduction to the role and organisation of practical laboratory work in chemistry, physics and biology Foundation Year modules with Dr Anna Fuller.

25 Sep

14:00 - 15:00

The Enterprise Centre Lecture Theatre

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About UEA But Were Afraid to Ask…
An opportunity to chat with current students about their experiences and ask them anything you need to know… within reason!  This will also be a chance to review everything you’ve been told over the last couple of days.

25 Sep

15:15 - 17:30

Biology 02.20 (George Duncan Teaching Lab)

Lab Skills Review
A session for Biological Sciences students only, exploring lab skills as part of a national Ofqual study

date time location details

24 Sep

09:00 - 10:00

The Enterprise Centre Lecture Theatre

Introduction to Learning & Teaching in BIO
An overview of learning, teaching and assessment and support in BIO including:
Dr Mark Coleman - Director of Teaching
Dr Graham Riley - Senior Adviser

24 Sep

10:30 - 12:00

Biology 02.20 (George Duncan Teaching Lab)

Initial Group Meetings With Advisers
An opportunity to meet your academic adviser. You and your group will be taken to advisers offices by BIO Buddies. Please return to the George Duncan Lab (BIO 02.20) after your advsier session

24 Sep

11:30 - 13:15

Biology 02.20 (George Duncan Teaching Lab)

Meet Buddies for Campus Tour
Where to go and what to see! A BIO Buddy will give you a guided tour of the UEA campus. 

24 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre

Your UEA
A welcome address from Prof Tamas Dalmay, Head of School and additional sessions on the provison of enabling and support including:
Student Services
Careers Services
Student Union
Staff Student Liasion Committee
BIO Soc

24 Sep

16:30 - 18:00

Biology Atrium

Welcome Party
Meet other new BIO students and school staff for drinks

25 Sep

10:00 - 11:00

Congregation Hall 01.19

Introduction to the Foundation Year Programme
An introduction to the foundation year for all SCI and MED FY students. A general overview of the foundation year including important dates. Students will need to be equipped to take notes. With Dr Kelly Edmunds.

25 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Zuckerman Institute for Connective Environmental Research 0.02

Course Specific Induction Talk - 8C91 Biological Sciences with a Foundation Year
An introduction to 8C91 Biological Sciences with a Foundation Year with the Course Director Dr Kelly Edmunds

25 Sep

13:00 - 14:00

Julian Study Centre 1.03

Mature student welcome session
Open to all mature students on the Foundation Year course, this is an opportunity for new mature students to meet with existing mature students to discuss their experiences, concerns and successes.

25 Sep

14:00 - 15:00

The Enterprise Centre Lecture Theatre

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About UEA But Were Afraid to Ask…
An opportunity to chat with current students about their experiences and ask them anything you need to know… within reason!  This will also be a chance to review everything you’ve been told over the last couple of days.

26 Sep

09:00 - 10:00

Chemistry and Pharmacy 2.25

Maths IT work
Registration and familarisation exercise for the online programme MyMathLab which is necessary for participation in IT workshops and completion of coursework for CHE-3005A. It is essential that all students enrolled on this module attend this session when indicated with their UEA log in details plus a new copy of the textbook 'Foundation maths' by Croft and Davison, 6th Edition (2016), with a MyMathLab Access Code included. The previous edition is unsuitable. The book and Access code is best purchased from Waterstones on campus. Please also bring a calculator. With Dr Jenny Bochmann.

26 Sep

09:45 - 10:30

Chemistry and Pharmacy 2.25

Lab Safety Exercise
An important session for all students who will engage with lab work during their Foundation Year. 

26 Sep

14:00 - 15:00

ITCS 01.26

Library Induction
Learn how to navigate the University's vast collection of printed and online materials so that you are ready to explore sources to support your studies and to cite in your academic writing

28 Sep

10:00 - 11:00

Elizabeth Fry Building 01.08

Graphical skills workshop
A session to help students prepare for being able to graphically represent and interpret data. This session will be useful to any students who will be undertaking lab practicals. Students should bring a 30cm ruler, pencil, eraser and pen.

date time location details

24 Sep

09:00 - 10:00

The Enterprise Centre Lecture Theatre

Introduction to Learning & Teaching in BIO
An overview of learning, teaching and assessment and support in BIO including:
Dr Mark Coleman - Director of Teaching
Dr Graham Riley - Senior Adviser

24 Sep

10:30 - 12:00

Biology 02.20 (George Duncan Teaching Lab)

Initial Group Meetings With Advisers
An opportunity to meet your academic adviser. You and your group will be taken to advisers offices by BIO Buddies. Please return to the George Duncan Lab (BIO 02.20) after your advsier session

24 Sep

11:30 - 13:15

Biology 02.20 (George Duncan Teaching Lab)

Meet Buddies for Campus Tour
Where to go and what to see! A BIO Buddy will give you a guided tour of the UEA campus. 

24 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre

Your UEA
A welcome address from Prof Tamas Dalmay, Head of School and additional sessions on the provison of enabling and support including:
Student Services
Careers Services
Student Union
Staff Student Liasion Committee
BIO Soc

24 Sep

16:30 - 18:00

Biology Atrium

Welcome Party
Meet other new BIO students and school staff for drinks

25 Sep

09:00 - 10:30

Julian Study Centre 0.01

Becoming a Biologist
An exploration of the transition from school/college or equivalent, into the School of Biological sciences at UEA. We will explore what it means to be a biologist with the help of current undergraduate and postgraduate students. They will talk about their time at UEA, and how they have made the move from student to biologist.  The session will be led by Dr Harriet Jones

25 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Blackdale Building 0.24

Course Specific Induction Talk - For Visiting students
An introduction talk for visiting students with the visiting Students Course Director

25 Sep

14:00 - 15:00

The Enterprise Centre Lecture Theatre

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About UEA But Were Afraid to Ask…
An opportunity to chat with current students about their experiences and ask them anything you need to know… within reason!  This will also be a chance to review everything you’ve been told over the last couple of days.

date time location details

24 Sep

09:00 - 10:00

The Enterprise Centre Lecture Theatre

Introduction to Learning & Teaching in BIO
An overview of learning, teaching and assessment and support in BIO including:
Dr Mark Coleman - Director of Teaching
Dr Graham Riley - Senior Adviser

24 Sep

10:30 - 12:00

Biology 02.20 (George Duncan Teaching Lab)

Initial Group Meetings With Advisers
An opportunity to meet your academic adviser. You and your group will be taken to advisers offices by BIO Buddies. Please return to the George Duncan Lab (BIO 02.20) after your advsier session

24 Sep

11:30 - 13:15

Biology 02.20 (George Duncan Teaching Lab)

Meet Buddies for Campus Tour
Where to go and what to see! A BIO Buddy will give you a guided tour of the UEA campus. 

24 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre

Your UEA
A welcome address from Prof Tamas Dalmay, Head of School and additional sessions on the provison of enabling and support including:
Student Services
Careers Services
Student Union
Staff Student Liasion Committee
BIO Soc

24 Sep

16:30 - 18:00

Biology Atrium

Welcome Party
Meet other new BIO students and school staff for drinks

25 Sep

09:00 - 10:30

Julian Study Centre 0.01

Becoming a Biologist
An exploration of the transition from school/college or equivalent, into the School of Biological sciences at UEA. We will explore what it means to be a biologist with the help of current undergraduate and postgraduate students. They will talk about their time at UEA, and how they have made the move from student to biologist.  The session will be led by Dr Harriet Jones

25 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Lecture Theatre 4

Course Specific Induction Talk - C104 Biological Sciences with a Year in Industry
An introduction to C104 Biological Sciences with a Year in Industry with the Course Director Dr Andrew Chantry

25 Sep

12:00 - 13:00

Faculty of Science 01.38

Course Specific Induction Talk - Year in Industry Introductory Session
An introduction talk for Year in Industry (including Biochemistry) students with the Year in Industry Co-ordinators Dr Richard Bowater & Dr Ian Clark

25 Sep

12:00 - 13:00

Elizabeth Fry Building 01.02

Introduction to Lab Work
A Powerpoint introduction to the role and organisation of practical laboratory work in chemistry, physics and biology Foundation Year modules with Dr Anna Fuller.

25 Sep

14:00 - 15:00

The Enterprise Centre Lecture Theatre

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About UEA But Were Afraid to Ask…
An opportunity to chat with current students about their experiences and ask them anything you need to know… within reason!  This will also be a chance to review everything you’ve been told over the last couple of days.

date time location details

24 Sep

09:00 - 10:00

The Enterprise Centre Lecture Theatre

Introduction to Learning & Teaching in BIO
An overview of learning, teaching and assessment and support in BIO including:
Dr Mark Coleman - Director of Teaching
Dr Graham Riley - Senior Adviser

24 Sep

10:30 - 12:00

Biology 02.20 (George Duncan Teaching Lab)

Initial Group Meetings With Advisers
An opportunity to meet your academic adviser. You and your group will be taken to advisers offices by BIO Buddies. Please return to the George Duncan Lab (BIO 02.20) after your advsier session

24 Sep

11:30 - 13:15

Biology 02.20 (George Duncan Teaching Lab)

Meet Buddies for Campus Tour
Where to go and what to see! A BIO Buddy will give you a guided tour of the UEA campus. 

24 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre

Your UEA
A welcome address from Prof Tamas Dalmay, Head of School and additional sessions on the provison of enabling and support including:
Student Services
Careers Services
Student Union
Staff Student Liasion Committee
BIO Soc

24 Sep

16:30 - 18:00

Biology Atrium

Welcome Party
Meet other new BIO students and school staff for drinks

25 Sep

09:00 - 10:30

Julian Study Centre 0.01

Becoming a Biologist
An exploration of the transition from school/college or equivalent, into the School of Biological sciences at UEA. We will explore what it means to be a biologist with the help of current undergraduate and postgraduate students. They will talk about their time at UEA, and how they have made the move from student to biologist.  The session will be led by Dr Harriet Jones

25 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Biology Reception

An Introduction to  Ecology at UEA
A chance to meet your fellow students on the Ecology course and explore the UEA grounds, so come prepared for the weather!  This will be led by Dr Richard Davies.  The Ecology course induction will take place during the first session of the “Issues and Approaches in Ecology” module.

25 Sep

12:00 - 14:00

Biology 02.25

Lab Coat Collection
Students to collect their lab coats - students will need either their Campus Card or registration number

25 Sep

12:00 - 13:00

Elizabeth Fry Building 01.02

Introduction to Lab Work
A Powerpoint introduction to the role and organisation of practical laboratory work in chemistry, physics and biology Foundation Year modules with Dr Anna Fuller.

25 Sep

14:00 - 15:00

The Enterprise Centre Lecture Theatre

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About UEA But Were Afraid to Ask…
An opportunity to chat with current students about their experiences and ask them anything you need to know… within reason!  This will also be a chance to review everything you’ve been told over the last couple of days.

date time location details

24 Sep

09:00 - 10:00

The Enterprise Centre Lecture Theatre

Introduction to Learning & Teaching in BIO
An overview of learning, teaching and assessment and support in BIO including:
Dr Mark Coleman - Director of Teaching
Dr Graham Riley - Senior Adviser

24 Sep

10:30 - 12:00

Biology 02.20 (George Duncan Teaching Lab)

Initial Group Meetings With Advisers
An opportunity to meet your academic adviser. You and your group will be taken to advisers offices by BIO Buddies. Please return to the George Duncan Lab (BIO 02.20) after your advsier session

24 Sep

11:30 - 13:15

Biology 02.20 (George Duncan Teaching Lab)

Meet Buddies for Campus Tour
Where to go and what to see! A BIO Buddy will give you a guided tour of the UEA campus. 

24 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre

Your UEA
A welcome address from Prof Tamas Dalmay, Head of School and additional sessions on the provison of enabling and support including:
Student Services
Careers Services
Student Union
Staff Student Liasion Committee
BIO Soc

24 Sep

16:30 - 18:00

Biology Atrium

Welcome Party
Meet other new BIO students and school staff for drinks

25 Sep

09:00 - 10:30

Julian Study Centre 0.01

Becoming a Biologist
An exploration of the transition from school/college or equivalent, into the School of Biological sciences at UEA. We will explore what it means to be a biologist with the help of current undergraduate and postgraduate students. They will talk about their time at UEA, and how they have made the move from student to biologist.  The session will be led by Dr Harriet Jones

25 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

ARTS 2.02

Course Specific Induction Talk - C930 Biomedicine
An introduction to C930 Biomedicine with the Course Director Dr Helen James

25 Sep

14:00 - 15:00

The Enterprise Centre Lecture Theatre

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About UEA But Were Afraid to Ask…
An opportunity to chat with current students about their experiences and ask them anything you need to know… within reason!  This will also be a chance to review everything you’ve been told over the last couple of days.

date time location details

24 Sep

09:00 - 10:00

The Enterprise Centre Lecture Theatre

Introduction to Learning & Teaching in BIO
An overview of learning, teaching and assessment and support in BIO including:
Dr Mark Coleman - Director of Teaching
Dr Graham Riley - Senior Adviser

24 Sep

10:30 - 12:00

Biology 02.20 (George Duncan Teaching Lab)

Initial Group Meetings With Advisers
An opportunity to meet your academic adviser. You and your group will be taken to advisers offices by BIO Buddies. Please return to the George Duncan Lab (BIO 02.20) after your advsier session

24 Sep

11:30 - 13:15

Biology 02.20 (George Duncan Teaching Lab)

Meet Buddies for Campus Tour
Where to go and what to see! A BIO Buddy will give you a guided tour of the UEA campus. 

24 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre

Your UEA
A welcome address from Prof Tamas Dalmay, Head of School and additional sessions on the provison of enabling and support including:
Student Services
Careers Services
Student Union
Staff Student Liasion Committee
BIO Soc

24 Sep

16:30 - 18:00

Biology Atrium

Welcome Party
Meet other new BIO students and school staff for drinks

25 Sep

09:00 - 10:30

Julian Study Centre 0.01

Becoming a Biologist
An exploration of the transition from school/college or equivalent, into the School of Biological sciences at UEA. We will explore what it means to be a biologist with the help of current undergraduate and postgraduate students. They will talk about their time at UEA, and how they have made the move from student to biologist.  The session will be led by Dr Harriet Jones

25 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Sportspark 0.05

Course Specific Induction Talk - CC74 Molecular Biology and Genetics
An introduction to CC74 Molecular Biology and Genetics with the Course Director Dr Gabriella Keleman

25 Sep

14:00 - 15:00

The Enterprise Centre Lecture Theatre

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About UEA But Were Afraid to Ask…
An opportunity to chat with current students about their experiences and ask them anything you need to know… within reason!  This will also be a chance to review everything you’ve been told over the last couple of days.

Please look out for an email from our Director of Learning and Teaching, Mark Coleman, with a suggested reading list, plus much more information about the School of Biological Sciences.

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