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Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities

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 the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities.

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!

    My name is Liz Powell - I am the Head of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities. Your degree is going to be an incredible experience, and I’m happy to be the first to welcome you to your new home.

    The Institute is focused on high-quality, innovative teaching - several of our academics have received teaching awards. We pride ourselves on offering a warm and friendly environment where you can feel at home and develop to your full potential.

    Norwich is a city rich in culture, with a fascinating political history to match. Here on campus, you will find many chances to join debates and work through complex issues with other interesting people.

    But first things first: this week is Welcome Week and we’ve got an exciting programme of events planned. Welcome Week is all about settling in, making friends and getting to know your School, the university and the city.

    Throughout your time here you will find everyone in the Institute ready to help. You can talk to me, or any of our staff about anything you need. We can’t wait to meet you and get started with your degree.

    Happy studying!

     

    Liz Powell

    Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities

In addition to your School and discipline specific events, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities has developed a programme of welcome events called I ♥ Arts & Humanities. These events are a great way to get to know the Faculty and meet people who share your passion. They appear on your online timetable marked 'I ♥ Arts & Humanities' and are listed in the induction programme section.

Once you receive an email confirming your place, follow the link in it to register online and set up your IT account, UEA username and password. You will need your UEA username and password to get access to the I ♥ Arts & Humanities Blackboard site. The site is full of information to help you get to know UEA, develop your study skills, find opportunities and events.

More information on registering online is available here. Once you have your details, follow the instructions below:

  • Go to 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 I Arts & Humanities

 

 

Get a buddy

Buddy¦su is a befriending programme run by the Students' Union to help you settle into uni life. They are a friendly face on campus and can help you with living away from home and figuring out how UEA and your School work.

Information on signing up

 

For locations of your induction events, please check your timetable using the button beneath the induction table. 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. 

Visiting students can access your Induction Programme via your timetable, which is available once you register online.

All Foundation Year students will have a group adviser session with their adviser on Monday 25th September 2017. Please check your timetables for details.

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25 Sep

12:00 - 13:00

Head of IIH Welcome

A welcome for new Foundation Year students from the Head of the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities, Dr Liz Powell

25 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

Group Advising Session

Meet your academic adviser and hear essential information for the forthcoming year

25 Sep

16:00 - 18:00

Foundation Year Student Social

A chance to meet other students on the course, enjoy some pizza and team up for our quiz

26 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Course Director's Talk

A chance to hear from the Course Director about the themes and opportunities on the course

26 Sep

11:00 - 14:00

I Love Arts & Humanities : Multimedia Experience – Optional – Drop-In

Explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefacts by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

26 Sep

13:00 - 14:00

I Love Arts & Humanities : Welcome Home - Optional

An interactive piece of street theatre welcoming you to the Faculty of Arts and Humanities inspired by Warsan Shire’s poem Home. Meet new people, play with chalk and be surprised in the Square.

26 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

Introduction to Humanities Themes

A talk aimed at students intending to progress to AMA Honours degree courses

26 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

Introduction to Humanities Themes

A talk aimed at students intending to progress to HIS Honours degree courses

26 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

Introduction to Humanities Themes

A talk aimed at students intending to progress to LDC Honours degree courses

26 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

Introduction to Humanities Themes

A talk aimed at students intending to progress to PPL Honours degree course

27 Sep

10:00 - 11:00

I Love Arts & Humanities : Humanities at the Margins Panel Session - Optional

Hear your lecturers debate from a range of humanities viewpoints. Join in, ask questions and find your own perspective.

27 Sep

11:00 - 13:00

I Love Arts & Humanities : Languages Fair - Optional

All PPL students and first year undergraduate HUM students may have one free language module per semester. This means that you can take an extra language module as a non-credit student for no extra cost. Come to the language fair to find out more; talk to language teachers, find out about studying a language and explore the range of languages on offer.

27 Sep

12:00 - 13:00

I Love Arts & Humanities : Policing Boundaries Panel Session - Optional

Hear your lecturers debate from a range of humanities viewpoints. Join in, ask questions and find your own perspective.

27 Sep

14:00 - 15:00

I Love Arts & Humanities : Deans Prize Awards Ceremony - Optional

A celebration of UEA HUM talent. See the winners of the 2016/17 'Dean's Prize competition - theme: Exploring Utopia' receive their awards. See the winning entries and find out what makes HUM special.

27 Sep

14:00 - 15:00

I Love Arts & Humanities : Configuring the Nation Panel Session - Optional

Hear your lecturers debate from a range of humanities viewpoints. Join in, ask questions and find your own perspective.

27 Sep

16:00 - 17:00

I Love Arts & Humanities : Representations of Space and Place Panel Session - Optional

Hear your lecturers debate from a range of humanities viewpoints. Join in, ask questions and find your own perspective.

27 Sep

18:00 - 20:00

I Love Arts & Humanities : Film Screening: A Century of Girlhood - Optional

Screening and Q&A of Girlhood Film made with EAFA archive material.

28 Sep

11:00 - 13:00

Student Essentials

A series of small introductions to life at UEA

28 Sep

11:00 - 14:00

I Love Arts & Humanities : Arts and Humanities Opportunities Fair - Optional - Drop-In

A vibrant event where a wide range of organisations from independent charities, UEA Societies, local employers and industries, showcase their work experience and volunteering opportunities to HUM students. Drop in and grab the opportunity to enrich your student experience and support your personal and professional development.

28 Sep

13:00 - 14:00

I Love Arts & Humanities : UEA Community Choir Open Rehearsal - Optional

Open rehearsal of the UEA Community Choir with Stuart Dunlop, UEA Director of Music. If you would like to start singing in a choir (even if you have never done so before), want to sing in a more informal way or are keen to sing for fun and explore your voice, please come along! Join in with vocal exercises and two or three popular songs in the atmospheric setting of the UEA square. 

29 Sep

11:00 - 14:00

I Love Arts & Humanities : Multimedia Experience – Optional – Drop-In

Another chance to explore an exciting Digital Trail around the UEA Media Suite. A range of diverse work will be showcased from film to audio and digital artefacts by HUM students and UEA partners, including: the East Anglian Film Archive, the British Archive for Creative Writing, the Literary Festival and the Music Centre. Drop in for all or part of the trail.

Recommended Reading for Foundation Year Students

This is a list of books to help prepare you for undergraduate study in the foundation year. We think you will find them useful, stimulating and diverse introductions to the disciplines you will be studying and the skills needed to do well in your degree.

The core text for the compulsory module – Humanities: The Key Concepts 

Storey, John. (2015) Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, 7thEdition. (Oxon and New York: Routledge) (ISBN 978-1138811034)

The following books are linked to the modules you will take in the Spring semester:

History and Society

Christopher Harvie and Colin Matthew, Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000) (ISBN 978-0192853981)

What is Politics

Andrew Heywood, Political Ideologies (ideally the 5th Edition) (ISBN 978-0230367258; also recommended is a weekly Sunday newspaper such as The Observer

Literature and the Humanities

Tory Young, Studying English Literature: A Practical Guide (ISBN: 978-0521690140)

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