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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 Mark Searcey

    Head of School

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.

Physics with Foundation Year undergraduates need to complete a module enrolment form to enrol in optional modules. The form should be completed on a laptop. Information on their optional module choices can be seen on their Course Profile via e:Vision (only available once you have registered online).

To select your optional modules, download the module enrolment form (button in this section) and return the completed form to your hub via email: hub.ug.che@uea.ac.uk

Students should submit their module enrolment forms as soon as possible and no later than Friday 28 September.

Please take a look at your induction programme below. Your schedule is available on e:Vision.

date time location details

24 Sep

10:00 - 11:00

Elizabeth Fry Building 01.02

Welcome meeting with Course Director (PHY)
Meet the Course Director, Dr Martin Loftus, and get a short introduction to your Physics course.

24 Sep

11:00 - 13:00

Faculty of Science 0.31

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

24 Sep

16:45 - 17:45

Congregation Hall 01.19

Meeting with Buddies
Chat to existing students about their experiences and meet your personal Physics buddy.

25 Sep

09:00 - 09:30

Faculty of Science 01.38

The Role of the Academic Adviser
The Senior Adviser, Dr Stephen Ashworth, explains why your Academic Adviser is vital to your time at UEA.

25 Sep

09:30 - 11:00

Elizabeth Fry Building 01.05

Meetings with Academic Advisers
Your first meeting with your Academic Adviser.

25 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Elizabeth Fry Building 01.05

From the atomic to the astronomical: physics research at UEA
An introduction to the study of pulsars using radio telescopes and the testing of Einstein's theory of relativity.

25 Sep

14:00 - 15:00

Elizabeth Fry Building 01.02

Learning and Teaching at UEA
Professor Simon Lancaster invites you to an introduction to learning and teaching at UEA.

25 Sep

15:45 - 17:00

Queens Building 1.03

Campus treasure hunt
Organised by ChemSoc (The Chemistry Society), explore the campus with your fellow students.

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

12:30 - 13:00

Elizabeth Fry Building 01.02

Library Induction
Learn about the Library and the resources that are available to you.

26 Sep

13:00 - 14:00

Elizabeth Fry Building 01.08

Physics and Astronomy Society - Being a Physicist?
Learn about this student-led UEA Society and how to get involved.

26 Sep

14:00 - 15:00

Lecture Theatre 3

Institute of Physics (IOP) membership
Learn about the Institute of Physics and how to join this professional body.

date time location details

24 Sep

10:00 - 11:00

Elizabeth Fry Building 01.02

Welcome meeting with Course Director (PHY)
Meet the Course Director, Dr Martin Loftus, and get a short introduction to your Physics course.

24 Sep

11:00 - 13:00

Faculty of Science 0.31

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

24 Sep

16:45 - 17:45

Congregation Hall 01.19

Meeting with Buddies
Chat to existing students about their experiences and meet your personal Physics buddy.

25 Sep

10:00 - 11:00

Congregation Hall 01.19

Introduction to the Foundation Year programme
A welcome to all Science Foundation Year students and overview of the course.
Students will need writing equipment and some paper.

25 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Faculty of Science 01.38

Meetings with Academic Advisers
Your first meeting with your Academic Adviser.

25 Sep

12:00 - 13:00

Elizabeth Fry Building 01.02

Introduction to lab work
An introduction to the role and organisation of practical laboratory work in chemistry, physics and biology foundation modules.

25 Sep

13:00 - 14:00

Julian Study Centre 1.03

Mature Student Welcome Session
An opportunity for new mature students to meet with existing mature students to discuss their experiences, concerns and successes! 

25 Sep

14:00 - 15:00

Elizabeth Fry Building 01.02

Learning and Teaching at UEA
Professor Simon Lancaster invites you to an introduction to learning and teaching at UEA.

25 Sep

15:45 - 17:00

Queens Building 1.03

Campus treasure hunt
Organised by ChemSoc (The Chemistry Society), explore the campus with your fellow students.

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 - 09:45

Chemistry and Pharmacy   2.25

Laboratory Safety Exercise
Important safety information, allocation of lockers and collection of lab equipment.

Please bring your login details for the computers and your campus card.

26 Sep

13:00 - 14:00

Elizabeth Fry Building 01.08

Physics and Astronomy Society - Being a Physicist?
Learn about this student-led UEA Society and how to get involved.

26 Sep

14:00 - 15:00

Lecture Theatre 3

Institute of Physics (IOP) membership
Learn about the Institute of Physics and how to join this professional body.

26 Sep

16:00 - 17:00

ARTS 1.01

Library Induction - Foundation Years
Learn about the Library and the resources that are available to you.

27 Sep

09:00 - 10:00

Chemistry and Pharmacy   2.25

Maths IT Work (for students taking CHE-3005A only)
Registration and familiarisation exercise for the online programme MyMathLab which is necessary for participation in IT workshops and completion of coursework for CHE-3005A. It is essential that all students enrolled on this module attend this session when indicated with their UEA login details plus a new copy of the textbook 'Foundation Maths' by Croft and Davison, 6th edition (2016), with a MyMathLab Access Code included. The previous edition is unsuitable.  The book and Access Code is best purchased from Waterstones on campus. Please also bring a calculator. With Dr Jenny Bochmann.

28 Sep

11:00 - 12:00

Elizabeth Fry Building 01.08

Graphical skills workshop
Graphical Skills Workshop - please bring a 30 cm long ruler, pens, pencils and eraser.

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