The School of Computing Sciences is one of the largest and most experienced computing schools in the UK, expertly blending excellent teaching, research, facilities and exciting course modules to offer a dynamic programme targeted at the job market.
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 Computing Sciences.
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 Computing Sciences (CMP), a School which is committed to excellence in Teaching, Research and Innovation. Our graduates are highly sought after by industry, government and commerce and our Research is of international standing. Although we are a large School, we remain a friendly School, aiming to provide a supportive environment in which you can learn and acquire new skills in one of the most exciting and rewarding disciplines offered by UEA.
We like to see our relationship with you as a partnership. We will do our best to give you the highest quality training and to impart some of the excitement in the application of Computing Sciences and related topics to benefit societies and economies around the world. In return, we expect you to be an active partner with us, to commit fully to your studies, attend all lectures, participate in seminars, workshops and laboratory classes, to complete your coursework on time and then to provide us with feedback, helping us to make our Teaching even better. By working as a team, it will help us provide you with the skills to enhance your graduate career prospects.
The students who gain the most from their time at UEA not only fully engage and work hard but also get involved with some of the myriad of activities on offer at the University. Your time here is a precious opportunity to make new friends and to try new activities. Make use of the some of the best sports facilities at any British University, join societies and clubs and enjoy the social life both in the University and in the City. Don’t miss the opportunities to represent CMP in our famous “Ziggurat Challenge” where having fun is key and prizes abound.
Explore your creative and spiritual side and develop your team and personal skills. It’s going to be busy time for you, but you will look back fondly on your time at UEA as one of the very best experiences of your life.
We are a friendly and hard-working School. I look forward to welcoming you to CMP when you register in September. I’m sure you will enjoy yourself here.
Professor Gerard Parr
Head of the School
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 below in the ‘Induction Materials’ section. 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. 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 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
The School of Computing Sciences Information Zone has a tab called "Start of Year" with information that you will find helpful in your first few weeks at UEA. If there is any essential or recommended reading for your course, of if you have optional module choices to make in your first year, this is where you will find further information about that before you arrive. Do browse all of the other tabs, as well as the all students’ area, as they are full of useful information too.
More information on registering online is available here
Your induction programmes can be found in the buttons on the right. If you are browsing from a mobile device, these links will be below.
For locations of your induction events, please check your timetable using the button below. You will need to register online before this becomes available.
And don't forget to check out the exciting Freshers' Programme the Student Union has prepared to help you make the most of your time at the UEA.
Your local support office is located in SCI 2.45 if you need any help during your induction.
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.