Psychology at UEA

Life as a UEA Student in the School of Psychology

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 Psychology.

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 to the BSc Psychology Programme and to the University of East Anglia

    Welcome to the School of Psychology at the University of East Anglia!

    We are delighted that you chose to study with us. You are joining a lively, vibrant School: our students are enthusiastic, our administrative staff are astute and helpful, and our lecturers are committed to excellence in teaching and research.

    This is a great time to join us here. We have a thriving British Psychological Society accredited degree programme which has recently been reaccredited. You will be pleased to hear that our programmes have now been specifically commended by the BPS for their focus on employability and also for the nationally excellent facilities our students have access too.

    We have an enhanced laboratory provision, and we are continually enhancing extracurricular opportunities for students. We promote a friendly, scholarly and stimulating atmosphere, providing you with the knowledge and skills that make psychology graduates among the most employable in the UK.

    I am sure you will enjoy the course and I hope you will make the most of the fantastic opportunities offered by the School and UEA. This early information on the website is designed to be useful as you join us, but if you have any questions before you start please get in touch.

    I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a rewarding and enjoyable undergraduate experience and I look forward to meeting you in due course.


    Professor Kenny R. Coventry PhD CPsychol FBPsS FRSA

    Head of the School of Psychology

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 09:00 - 09:45
Welcome to the School of Psychology for BSc Psychology students
Meet and Greet session with refreshments for students and staff. Pick up a PSY welcome pack with essential information in.

23 Sep 10:00 - 10:45
Welcome to the School of Psychology for NON BSc Psychology students
Meet and Greet session with refreshments for students and staff. Pick up a PSY welcome pack with essential information in.

23 Sep 12:00 - 13:00
BSc Psychology Programmes Overview
Lecture session giving an overview of the BSc Psychology Programmes and induction week priorities.

23 Sep 14:00 - 17:00
Adviser Meetings
Students meet with their advisers to get to know each other and consider academic ambitions and needs.

24 Sep 11:00 - 12:00
Student Support Session: Engagement and Wellbeing on Campus
Hear from the Student's Union, the Disability Officer, Nightline and the Open Up team

24 Sep 13:00 - 14:00
Student Support Session: Academic and Student Support
Information session about the adviser system and the Student Support Services

24 Sep 16:00 - 17:00
PsychSoc Social
Mingling session with refreshments for students and staff. Opportunity to meet second and third year students from PsychSoc Committee, to sign-up for PsychSoc and meet other groups including Nightline, SU, Leminars, OpenUp, Sportspark and CONNECT.

25 Sep 10:00 - 12:00
School Activities
Led by Dr Rose Meleady. Working-in-groups session for new students.

25 Sep 13:00 - 14:00
Essential Skills Lecture: Studying as an Undergraduate
Topics covered include blackboard, evision, assessments, referencing, plagiarism and being professional.

25 Sep 15:00 - 16:00
Essential Skills Lecture: Using your psychological knowledge
A consideration of the psychology of learning – what can we learn from psychology to improve our ability to learn and flourish.

26 Sep 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Introduction to Research, Design & Analysis I
Introduction to 1st year module Research, Design & Analysis I

26 Sep 14:00 - 15:00
Introduction to Psychology of the Individual and Self & Society
Introduction to 1st year modules Psychology of the Individual and Self & Society.

27 Sep 11:00 - 13:00
Employability Session
Information session about employability (including PsychX program) and careers services at UEA.

Suggested Reading for Preparation for Psychology@UEA 

We do not indicate any specific reading which you are required to do before you begin your studies. The best preparation you can do is to spend a bit of time occupied with material which you find interesting which further provokes your enthusiasm for the field. 
The lists below offer a prompt to the sort of material you may like to dip into as a preparation for thinking about psychology as a science for understanding people. Some of these books are ‘popular’ science and will nurture your interest in psychology (there are many other similar ‘popular psychology’ paperbacks which would be equally appropriate to get you thinking). In addition there are many ‘classics’ which are worth reading to help you gain a perspective on where we are now. We’ve also suggested some other media which will help to foster your interest.

When coming to university, you might want to purchase a laptop. For our Psychology course, some laptops might not be able to run software that is needed. The below are some recommended specifications for machines. Please note that if you do decide to invest in a laptop, then we would not recommend the purchase of any Chromebook, as these do not have the specifications needed. If you have any queries, please contact our technical team at

Minimum Spec – A good basic machine but with limited Data storage capacity

Intel Core i5 Processor
Screen Capable of 1920x1080 Resolution
256GB SSD Hard Disk

Medium/High Spec – Faster, better data analysis capability and larger on-board data storage

Intel Corei7 Processor
HD UWVA display
512 GB SSD Hard Disk

Apple Macintosh Devices

Any Mac device based around an Intel processor and running the following Mac Operating Systems:

- Sierra 10.12
- High Sierra 10.13
- Mojave 10.14

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

  1. UEA Psychology delivering research and teaching excellence at the internationally renowned University of East Anglia. 


  2. UEA PsychSoc Come along to our wide range of events and talks for a chance to meet other Psychology enthusiasts and to learn more about the wonderful world of Psychology! 




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