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Natural Sciences

Studying Natural sciences is an ideal way to combine interests from more than one area of science. The Natural Sciences degree programmes are at the heart of the Faculty of Science. The Faculty has a powerful reputation for innovation, excellence and working across the boundaries of different academic disciplines.

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 Natural 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).

Your Academic Adviser will help you choose your modules. Please contact them as soon as possible by email to ensure that your modules are chosen in advance, and to arrange a meeting during your first week at UEA. The enrolment form can be found linked in this section.

  1. Welcome to your Natural Sciences course. We are really pleased that you have decided to study with us.

    During your course, you will be working across the Science Faculty and for some students the wider University. My colleagues and I look forward to ensuring that you have all the support you need to be successful in your studies.

    Your first week at UEA will be a busy and exciting one. You will meet many new people and there will be a lot of information to take in. To get the most from your first few weeks here I urge you to:

    • Attend as many of the welcome events as you can
    • Familiarise yourself with our IT systems. e:Vision, the SCI Student Zone on Blackboard and the UEA Portal are all critical to your time here
    • Take some time to familiarise yourself with both the University and the School’s commitment to equality and diversity
    • And most importantly speak to as many people as possible and ask questions!

    I hope you will enjoy being a Natural Sciences student and will take advantage of all the opportunities this offers. I wish you every success in your studies and look forward to meeting you in person soon.

     

    Dr Tharin Blumenschein, Head of Natural 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 - 09:30

Queens Building 1.04

Welcome meeting with Head of School
Meet the Head of Natural Sciences, Dr Tharin Blumenschein, for an introduction to your Natural Sciences course.

24 Sep

09:00 - 17:00

As arranged by email with your Academic Adviser.

Meetings with Academic Advisers
Individual Adviser meetings as arranged by email with your Academic Adviser.

24 Sep

09:30 - 09:45

Queens Building 1.04

Careers Talk
Find out about careers services available throughout your course.

24 Sep

11:00 - 13:00

Congregation Hall 01.20

Welcome Address and Presentations (CHE)
Meet the Head of the School of Chemistry, Professor Mark Searcey, Student Support Services, Careers, Security, UEA|SU, Study Abroad/ERASMUS, UEA Sport and Nightline

24 Sep

13:00 - 14:00

Faculty of Science Group 1: ENV 1.41 & ENV 1.42
Group 2: ENV 2.37 & ENV 2.38 

Campus Challenge
Join Environmental Sciences (ENV) for a fun way to discover the campus with your
fellow students.

24 Sep

15:30 - 17:00

Elizabeth Fry Building 1.01

Tour of campus with your student buddy
Chat to existing students about their experiences and meet your personal buddy.

25 Sep

09:00 - 11:00

The Enterprise Centre LT

What to expect? Teaching, learning and assessment in ENV (Environmental Science)
Dr Katy Appleton will introduce essential information for the start of your UEA journey in this interactive session. Hub staff from the Learning and Teaching service will also introduce the Hub (10.15 - 10.30)

25 Sep

12:30 - 14:30

Meet on the grass outside Norfolk Terrace Ziggurat 

UEA Campus Orientation Activity
Please bring warm clothes, waterproofs, good footwear, lunch, and a notebook.
Further details will be provided at registration and nearer the time on the website. Meet on the grass outside Norfolk Terrace Ziggurat.

25 Sep

17:00 - 20:00

Congregation Hall 01.19

Quiz and pizza (CHE)
Fun quiz organised by ChemSoc with free pizza, snacks and drinks.

26 Sep

09:00 - 12:00

ITCS 01.26

Introduction to UEA IT Systems (Group 1 and 3)
Please check your e:Vision timetable for which group you need to attend.
Group 1 - 09:00-10:00
Group 3 - 11:00 - 12:00
An introduction to the IT systems used at UEA.

26 Sep

12:00 - 12:30

Elizabeth Fry Building 1.01

Year in Industry course presentation
For those on the Year in Industry course and anyone considering it, come along and find out more.

26 Sep

12:30 - 13:00

Elizabeth Fry Building 01.02

Library Session - CHE, PHY & NAT
Learn about the Library and the resources that are available to you.

26 Sep

14:00 - 16:00

Biological Sciences Teaching Lab 02.25 (East)

Lab Coat Collection

26 Sep

17:00 - 19:00

Meet in the ENV reception. 

Natural Sciences Social Event
Come along with faculty members and buddies on a walk to a local pub.

27 Sep

09:00 - 16:30

Meet near the main bus stops by the main car park 

Breckland field trip
This is optional but recommended by students taking ENV modules. A day studying the implications of climate change for land use and nature conservation at Breckland. We will be outside for a significant part of each trip and the weather can be variable at this time of year. Please bring warm clothes, waterproofs, good footwear, lunch, and a notebook

27 Sep

14:00 - 15:00

ITCS 01.26

Introduction to the laboratory (Students enrolled on CHE-4602Y only)
Introductory lecture to CHE-4602Y Research Skills in Biochemistry.

27 Sep

15:00 - 17:00

Chemistry and Pharmacy 2.25

Lab safety video and collection of safety equipment (Students enrolled on CHE-4602Y only)
Important safety information, allocation of lockers and collection of lab equipment. Please bring your login details for the computers and your campus card.

28 Sep

09:00 - 16:00

Meet near the main bus stops by the main car park.

Norfolk coast field trip
This is optional but recommended by students taking ENV modules. A day studying coastal erosion, flood protection and renewable energy on the Norfolk coast. We will be outside for a significant part of each trip and the weather can be variable at this time of year. Please bring warm clothes, waterproofs, good footwear, lunch, and a notebook.

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