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Physics

Physics is a multi-faceted discipline, covering themes as diverse as quantum physics, fluid mechanics, geophysics and chemical physics. The School is known for its diverse and cutting-edge teaching backed by pioneering research.

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 Physics.

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.

  1. Welcome to your Physics course. My colleagues and I look forward to working with you, 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 do hope you will enjoy being a student here and I wish you every success in your studies. I look forward to meeting you in person soon.

    Professor Nick Le Brun, Head of School

Please take a look at your induction programme below. Consult your schedule via e:Vision to find out the location of the event.

23 Sep 10:00 - 11:00
Welcome meeting with Course Director (PHYS)
Meet the Course Director, Dr Martin Loftus, and get a short introduction to your Physics course.

23 Sep 11:00 - 13:00
Welcome Address and Presentations (CHE, PHYS, Nat Sci)
Meet the Head of the School of Chemistry, Student Support Services, Careers, Security, UEA|SU, Study Abroad/ERASMUS, UEA Sport and Nightline.

23 Sep 16:45 - 17:45
Meeting with Buddies
Chat to existing students about their experiences and meet your personal Chemistry/Physics buddy.

24 Sep 09:00 - 09:30
The Role of the Academic Advisor 
The Senior Adviser, Dr Stephen Ashworth, explains why your Academic Advisor is vital to your time at UEA.

24 Sep 09:30 - 11:00
Meeting your Academic Adviser
Your first meeting with your Academic Adviser.

24 Sep 15:45 - 17:00
Campus treasure hunt
Organised by ChemSoc (The Chemistry Society), explore the campus with your fellow students.

24 Sep 17:00 - 20:00
Quiz and pizza (CHE)
Fun quiz organised by ChemSoc with free pizza, snacks and drinks.

25 Sep 12:30 - 13:00
Library Session - (CHE, PHYS, NAT SCI)
Learn about the Library and the resources that are available to you

25 Sep 13:00 - 14:00
Physics and Astronomy Society - Being a Physicist?
Learn about this student-led UEA Society and how to get involved.

25 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Institute of Physics (IOP) membership
Learn about the Institute of Physics and how to join this professional body.

25 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Learning and Teaching at UEA
Professor Simon Lancaster invites you to an introduction to learning and teaching
at UEA.

27 Sep 17:30 - 19:00
Institute of Physics (IOP) lecture. The Square Kilometre Array - Big Telescopes and Big Data
The Square Kilometre Array is a mega-science project to build the world’s largest radio observatory comprising two ground-breaking arrays of radio antennas in desert locations in South Africa and Australia but with a headquarters in the UK. Dr. Rosie Bolton will describe this billion-dollar project, the transformational science it hopes to enable and the challenges of handling the unprecedented amounts of data it will generate for researchers.

23 Sep 10:00 - 11:00
Welcome meeting with Course Director (PHYS)
Meet the Course Director, Dr Martin Loftus, and get a short introduction to your Physics course.

23 Sep 11:00 - 13:00
Welcome Address and Presentations (CHE FY, PHYS FY)
Meet the Head of the School of Chemistry, Student Support Services, Careers, Security, UEA|SU, Study Abroad/ERASMUS, UEA Sport and Nightline.

23 Sep 16:45 - 17:45
Meeting with Buddies
Chat to existing students about their experiences and meet your personal Chemistry/Physics buddy.

24 Sep 10:00 - 11:00
Introduction to the Foundation Year Programme
An introduction to the foundation year for all SCI and MED FY students. A general overview of the foundation year including important dates. Students should be equipped to take notes. With Dr Carl Harrington.

24 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
Introduction to lab work
A Powerpoint introduction to the role and organisation of practical laboratory work in chemistry, physics and biology FY modules, with Dr Anna Fuller.

24 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Library Session (Foundation Years)
Learn about the Library and the resources that are available to you

24 Sep 13:00 - 14:00
Mature Student Welcome Session
An opportunity for new mature students to meet with existing mature students to discuss their experiences, concerns and successes!

24 Sep 15:45 - 17:00
Campus treasure hunt
Organised by ChemSoc (The Chemistry Society), explore the campus with your fellow students.

24 Sep 17:00 - 20:00
Quiz and pizza (CHE)
Fun quiz organised by ChemSoc with free pizza, snacks and drinks.

25 Sep 13:00 - 14:00
Physics and Astronomy Society - Being a Physicist?
Learn about this student-led UEA Society and how to get involved.

25 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Institute of Physics (IOP) membership
Learn about the Institute of Physics and how to join this professional body.

25 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Learning and Teaching at UEA
Professor Simon Lancaster invites you to an introduction to learning and teaching
at UEA.

27 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Graphical skills workshop
Graphical Skills Workshop - please bring a 30cm long ruler, pens, pencils and eraser.

27 Sep 17:30 - 19:00
Institute of Physics (IOP) lecture. The Square Kilometre Array - Big Telescopes and Big Data
The Square Kilometre Array is a mega-science project to build the world’s largest radio observatory comprising two ground-breaking arrays of radio antennas in desert locations in South Africa and Australia but with a headquarters in the UK. Dr. Rosie Bolton will describe this billion-dollar project, the transformational science it hopes to enable and the challenges of handling the unprecedented amounts of data it will generate for researchers.

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.

  1. PHY Foundation Year students will need to complete the Module Enrolment Form between 27th August and 13th September 2019. The enrolment form needs to be submitted to your hub as soon as possible and no later than 23rd September 2019.

    To enrol in optional modules, please take a look your range of optional modules by consulting your Course Profile. Then take a look at our Module Enrolment page on the Portal for more information on what to do. Your Course Director, personal adviser or someone from the LTS Hub, can also help.

    Your module choices are confirmed once they appear on your timetable. Compulsory modules are added automatically.

    LTS Physics UG Team: hub.ug.che@uea.ac.uk

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