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.

    Our Teaching Directors, Dr Mark Coleman (Undergraduate) and Dr Gary Rowley (Postgraduate), and Senior Adviser, Dr Graham Riley, work closely with all of our academic staff to ensure that your degree course will provide you with the knowledge and learning experiences you need as you move into the next phase of your development as a biologist.

    I very much look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the BIO family. If you would like to contact me directly at any time, please email my PAs Emma Godbold and Ros Brown (

    I hope your time here in the School of Biological Sciences at the UEA will be successful and enjoyable and a platform for future achievement.


    Professor Tamas Dalmay

    Head, School of Biological Sciences



You can find a mix of welcome, induction and academic events that we have planned for you by downloading the Welcome Week programme from the link on the right. There are UEA wide events for all students as well as our School events and activities. You will find out more about all of these when you arrive.

Once you receive an email confirming your place, follow the links to register online and set up your IT account, UEA username and password. You will need this to be able to access your personalised timetable information and gain access to the SCI Student Zone. This is our area for all Science students to find common and School only information, including module choice where relevant. It is an important reference area not only in your first few weeks but during all your time here at UEA.

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

Biological Sciences has a tab called "Start of Year" with information that you will find helpful in your first few weeks at UEA. Do browse all of the other tabs as they are full of useful information too.

More information on registering online is available here

And look out for an email from your Director of Teaching with further useful information to prepare you for your time at UEA.

Arriving at UEA is an excellent time to like, follow, pin, love and more. 

  1. UEA BIO The School of Biological Sciences contains a dynamic academic community rated as one of the best of its kind in the UK


  2. UEA BIO The School of Biological Sciences on Facebook


  3. UEA Bio Society is for everyone in BIO, taking BIO modules or just interested in the biological sciences! We represent students from all fields of biological science and aim to organise a range of social events and enrich your time at UEA.


If you didn't find the answers you were looking for on the new students website, just fill in the box below with your enquiry and we will get back to you.


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