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.
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).
Tips on how to choose your modules can be found at the bottom of this page. Please contact your Academic Adviser and ensure that your modules are chosen in advance, so you’re all ready to start when you arrive at UEA!
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.
In the second half of August, you will receive an email from Prof Stephen Ashworth introducing you to your Academic Adviser. Please check for it, so you can contact your adviser and choose all your modules before you arrive at UEA.
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
- Arrange to meet your Academic Adviser in person
- 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 the School of Natural Sciences
Steps to Success - Getting started in your School of Study
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.
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.
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
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.