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UEA Doctoral College Launch

Join Vice Chancellor David Richardson at the UEA Doctoral College Launch at 6pm on Wednesday 27 March 2019 in the Thomas Paine Study Centre Lecture Theatre. The event will feature a conversation between UEA PhD alumnus Dr Andy Stanford-Clark (Chief Technology Officer, IBM – UK and Ireland) and UEA Prof. Michael Hornberger (Norwich Medical School), an interactive Q&A chaired by PVC for Research and Innovation, Fiona Lettice, followed by a light food buffet and drinks reception in the TPSC foyer.

With more than 1,500 postgraduate researchers, the UEA Doctoral College accounts for the largest component of the UEA research community. The new college will coordinate PGR activities across all Graduate Schools, represent the interests of postgraduate researchers within the University and promote the reputation of UEA’s postgraduate research education to the wider world.

All postgraduate researchers and staff are welcome. To book your free tickets, please visit our booking page here.


Andy Stanford-Clark is Chief Technology Officer for IBM in the UK and Ireland. He is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor with more than 40 patents. Andy is based at IBM's Hursley Park Laboratories in the UK, and has a long background in Internet of Things technologies. He graduated from UEA with a BSc in Computing and Mathematics, and a PhD in Computer Science, and is an Honorary Professor in the School of Computing Sciences.

Michael Hornberger is Professor of Applied Dementia Research at the Norwich Medical School and the Director of Aging Research in the Norfolk and Suffolk Mental Health Trust. His research focuses on improving diagnosis, disease progression tracking and symptom management in dementia. He is co-developer of Sea Hero Quest, a free mobile game that contributes to research on dementia.

Orientation and induction programmes for new postgraduate researchers

Details of registration, orientation and induction events and a wealth of information for new postgraduate researchers can be found on the University's New Students web site.

Personal and Professional Development programmes and events

Details of courses and events that contribute towards your personal and professional development during your research programme can be found in the PPD Online Directory.

ESRC Advanced Training Workshops

The Faculty of Social Sciences, in collaboration with the School of Environmental Sciences and the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies, offered a suite of doctoral training workshops over the course of a week in June 2017. Entitled 'Social Studies of Environment and Sustainability', these workshops were aimed at postgraduate and early-career researchers, with research interests in the environmental-social interface.

Example Doctoral Training Partnership events:

envEXPO 2017

envEXPO 2017 ran from 27 February 2017 to 1 March 2017 at the Norwich Research Park. It focused on what environmental innovation means and how researchers and research-users can more effectively work together to drive forward innovation and enterprise. Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), envEXPO was organised by EnvEast, in partnership with four of the UK's foremost research and training partnerships, between them representing 22 UK universities.

CHASE: Encounters

Time and Space to Chase Creative Encounters ran on 30 June 2017 at UEA’s Enterprise Centre. It included keynote speakers, a Scholars Showcase, networking opportunities and discussion sessions covering areas of interest for PGR students including funding, publishing, public engagement, teaching and life after a PhD. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Encounters was organised by CHASE, representing nine leading UK research universities.