UEA Webinars

We are here to support applicants, prospective students, parents/carers and teachers/advisers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Our regular webinars are live online sessions that include a short presentation followed by a chance to submit your questions using the text chat function. They are free and easy to join.

Find out more

Webinar Descriptions

  • Choosing a course: Thinking about going to university? With so many different courses to choose from we will discuss the various degree options, what to consider and picking a university that is right for you. 
  • Finance and accommodation: A refresher on Student Finance England support, budgeting and making the most of your money. This webinar will also talk about the accommodation options at UEA, what to consider and how to apply.  
  • Life at UEA: Hear from a current UEA student on what life at UEA is like. They’ll chat about their own experiences at UEA and answer any burning questions you might have.
  • Next steps: Got an offer from UEA? This webinar will talk through the timeline from now until welcome week at UEA. Covering key deadlines and things to consider in the coming months.
  • Personal statements: This session with give helpful advice and content with the goal of preparing you to make an educated start on your personal statements. Expect real examples and knowledge on what admissions officers are looking for.
  • Student finance: This session will talk about the support available through Student Finance England, budgeting and making the most of your money at university.
  • Student insight: My journey from BTEC to university: Current UEA students who went through a BTEC pathway will discuss what their journey was like to university, how they found the transition and useful tips and tricks for students planning on making the same journey. 
  • Studying NHS and health science courses: Are you interested in studying a Health course such as Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy or maybe Paramedic Sciences? Two of our current students will give a short introduction to their course and what a typical week looks like for them. You will then have the chance to ask any questions in a Q&A.
  • Studying medicine: What is it actually like to be a Medicine student at UEA? One of our current students will give you a short introduction to teaching styles, placements and what a typical week looks like, followed by a Q&A.
  • Studying midwifery and nursing: Are you interested in studying midwifery or maybe nursing? One of our senior lecturers and some current students will give a introduction to their course and what a typical week looks like for them. You will then have the chance to ask any questions in a Q&A.
  • Supporting your student on their journey to university: A short presentation about the higher education journey for parents and carers followed by the chance to ask any questions specifically related to student finance, accommodation and student life. 
  • Writing about your BTEC in a personal statement: A lot of personal statement advice and guidance is aimed at people studying A-levels which can make the examples less relevant to BTEC students. In this webinar we will discuss how to approach writing about your valuable BTEC experience, including coursework and placement.

We will continue to add to our programme, so check back for updates. If you have any questions about the webinars, please email HEwebinars@uea.ac.uk.

You can also put your questions to us on our weekly Instagram takeovers.

 

Webinar programme

Students for 2020 entry - undergraduate

  • Wed 27 May, 14.00-14.45 - Studying midwifery and nursing - Join here / download calendar reminder
  • Thu 28 May, 12.00-13.00 -  Life at UEA featuring current student - Join here / download calendar reminder
  • Mon 01 Jun, 10.00-11.00 -  Life at UEA featuring current student - Join here
  • Wed 10 Jun, 11.00-11.45 - Coping with stress (delivered via Channel Talent platform) -  link coming soon
  • Thu 11 Jun, 12.00-13.00 -  Life at UEA featuring current student - Join here
  • Fri 12 Jun, 14.00-14.45 - Next steps - Join here
  • Tue 16 Jun, 14.00-15.00 -  Life at UEA featuring current student - Join here
  • Subject-specific online taster lectures - see below

Students for 2021 entry - undergraduate

  • Wed 27 May, 14.00-14.45 - Studying midwifery and nursing - Join here / download calendar reminder
  • Thu 28 May, 10.00-10.45 - Choosing a course - Join here / download calendar reminder
  • Thu 28 May, 12.00-12.45 -  Life at UEA featuring current student - Join here / download calendar reminder
  • Fri 29 May, 12.00-12.45 - Personal statements - Join here / download calendar reminder
  • Mon 01 Jun, 10.00-11.00 -  Life at UEA featuring current student - Join here
  • Tue 02 Jun, 10.00-10.45 - Choosing a course - Join here
  • Wed 03 Jun, 14.00-14.45 - Personal statements - Join here
  • Mon 08 Jun, 10.00-10.45 - Personal statements - Join here
  • Tue 09 Jun, 10.00-10.45 - Choosing a course - Join here
  • Wed 10 Jun, 11.00-11.45 - Coping with stress (delivered via Channel Talent platform) -  link coming soon
  • Thu 11 Jun, 12.00-13.00 -  Life at UEA featuring current student - Join here
  • Tue 16 Jun, 12.00-12.45 - Making the most of virtual open days - Join here
  • Tue 16 Jun, 14.00-15.00 -  Life at UEA featuring current student - Join here
  • Thu 18 Jun, 14.00-14.45 - Personal statements - Join here
  • Fri 19 Jun, 12.00-12.45 - Choosing a course - Join here
  • Fri 26 Jun, 12.00-12.45 - Choosing a course - Join here
  • Mon 29 Jun, 14.00-14.45 - Making the most of virtual open days - Join here
  • Subject-specific online taster lectures - see below

BTEC students


Past talks


Mature students


Parents and Carers

  • Wed 27 May, 17.00-17.30 - Supporting your student on their journey to university - Join here / download calendar reminder
  • Mon 08 Jun, 16.00-16.30 - Supporting your student on their journey to university - link coming soon

Teachers and Advisers

 

 

Book a bespoke webinar for your school 

We can deliver our HE webinars live for your students or parents, at a time and date that works for you. Email us at HEwebinars@uea.ac.uk to find out more.


How to join your webinar

For most of our webinars*, simply click on the link above 10 minutes before the scheduled start time, so you can check your computer settings. There's no need to download any additional software but if possible, we recommend using Chrome in incognito mode. 

Please note that your browser may ask for permission to access your microphone and video - don't worry, we won't be able to see or hear you, but granting permission means you'll be able to see and hear us! You can type any questions you have into the chat box.

* Selected webinars will say 'register' rather than 'join here' - you'll need to complete a short form to register for these sessions and they may use slightly different software.

 

Subject-specific online taster lectures

We are offering a range of online taster lectures from our academics so you can learn more about studying your subject at degree level. We'll keep updating details here as more sessions are confirmed.

Business and Management

  • Thu 28 May, 14.00-14.45: Marketing planning for global growth
    When looking to increase growth, companies often choose to expand into International markets, but what are the implications for marketing strategy, planning and implementation? With Lucill Curtis.
    Click here to join / download calendar reminder
     
  • Thu 04 Jun, 14.00-14.45: Blended learning approaches
    Examples of ways Norwich Business School inspires learning through year in industry placements, collaboration and new innovative e-learning technology. With James Gardiner.
    Click here to join / download calendar reminder
     
  • Tue 23 Jun, 12.45-13.45: Studying Accountancy For A Degree 
    Delivered via the Channel Talent platform, this session is for those who are interested in studying accountancy at degree level but would like to talk to different universities in order to make informed comparisons.
    Click here for more information and to sign up

 

Past talks

  • Social media for business (held Thu 14 May)
    With so many different channels and applications available, knowing which to use, to engage with a specific target audience is a daily challenge for marketing managers. With Lucill Curtis.
    Watch the recording
     
  • Accounting for decision making (held Thu 21 May)
    How Management Accountants can help business's understand the financial implications and risk of business decision making. With James Armes.
    Watch the recording

Economics

  • Wed 03 June, 11.00 (approx. 30-45 mins): What is Economics?
    Economics is often presented as a single, specific lens through which to view and understand the social world. Professor Duncan Watson - a heterodox economist in the School of Economics - argues instead for a multiplicity of lenses.
    Click here to join / download calendar reminder
     
  • Wed 10 June, 11.00 (approx. 30-45 mins): How Much Can the Government Spend?
    As governments around the world make eye-watering commitments to support their economies through the ongoing public health emergency, Dr James Watson from the School of Economics discusses government finances and public sector borrowing.
    Click here to join / download calendar reminder
     
  • Wed 17 June, 11.00 (approx. 30-45 mins): A Leader in Difficult Times
    Dr David Hugh-Jones from the School of Economics gives a political-economist’s take on why people choose the political leaders they do.
    Click here to join / download calendar reminder
     
  • Wed 24 June, 11.00 (approx. 30-45 mins): Study Abroad and the Economics of Student Mobility
    Dr Liliana Harding discusses both the economics of student mobility and the Study Abroad programme in the School of Economics.
    Click here to join / download calendar reminder

    Past talks
  • Discover Norwich with a Behavioural Economist (held Wed 29 Apr)
    Professor Ted Turocy and colleagues from the behavioural economics group in the School of Economics talk about the science of “nudging” on a day out (filmed before the lockdown!) in the fine city of Norwich.
    Watch the recording
     
  • Playing in an Empty Stadium: Competing in the Absence of a Crowd (held Wed 13 May)
    Dr Peter Dawson from the School of Economics provides a sports economist’s perspective on the relationship between social pressure and sporting performance.
    Watch the recording
     
  • Good Decisions for Strange Situations (held Wed 20 May)
    Dr Christa Brunnschweiler and Dr Sheheryar Banuri, development economists from the School of Economics, discuss Sheheryar’s new book in which he provides a guide to “choosing wisely” in times when we are outside our comfort zone.
    Watch the recording

Engineering

  • Thu 04 Jun, 11.00-11.45 - Innovation through design thinking

    Without engineering, would there be technical innovation? Without innovation, could society progress? If you have a passion for technology and want to be at the forefront of developments that will shape the future, then this webinar will give you a great introduction to design thinking. In this session, delivered via the Channel Talent platform, Dr Yogesh Jayant Bhalerao, lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Design at UEA will look at: innovation and creativity; problem solving by using design thinking; empathy, ideation and prototyping; Industry 4.0; and the role of CAD/CAM/CAE in design thinking.
    Click here for more information and to sign up


Health Sciences

  • Mon 01 Jun, 14.00-14.45 - Occupational Therapy: activity analysis, with Nicola Spalding
    Click here to join
     
  • Mon 08 Jun, 14.00-14.45 - Operating Department Practice (ODP): clinical skills and simulation, with Anthony Jermy
    Click here to join
     
  • Mon 15 Jun, 14.00-14.45 - Paramedic Science: covid basic life support, with Suzanne Moffat
    Click here to join

Language and Communication Studies


Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

Listen to tutors from our School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing talk about a topic they’re passionate about and let them inspire you about university study. Each week, we'll be releasing a recorded taster lecture before wrapping up the series with a live Q&A webinar on Thursday 11 June.

  • Tue 19 May: Literature and Apocalypse, with Iain Robinson - watch now
  • Thu 21 May: Lyric Poems, with David Nowell-Smith - watch now
  • Tue 26 May: Introducing You to Modernist Literature, with Nonia Williams
  • Thu 28 May: Introduction to Creative Writing Prose, with Philip Langeskov
  • Tue 2 Jun: Introduction to Scriptwriting, with Steve Waters
  • Thu 4 Jun: Making English in the Middle Ages, with Emily Dolmans
  • Tue 9 Jun: Banned Books: Literature and Censorship, with Rachel Potter
  • Thu 11 Jun, 11.00-11.45: Live session with Q&A - Studying English and Creative Writing at UEA Join here / download calendar reminder

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

  • Wed 03 Jun, 11.00-11.45 -  Studying Pharmacy or Pharmacology at UEA
    Have you applied to study Pharmacy or Pharmacology at UEA? This is your opportunity to hear more about our courses, directly from academics in our School of Pharmacy - and ask any questions you have.
    Click here to join / download calendar reminder
     
  • Thu 11 Jun, 14.30-15.15 - Pharmacy, pharmacology and the exciting world of drug discovery 
    Do you have a passion for chemistry and biology? Do you want to use your scientific knowledge to help others, providing patient centred care or making the medicines of the future? Pharmacy and Pharmacology are both great options, but how do you choose between the two? In this session, delivered via the Channel Talent platform, we will tell you more about these exciting courses, highlight the key differences and answer any questions you may have. 
    Click here for more information and to sign up

Philosophy

  • Tue 02 Jun, 12.00-12.45 – The Habit of Autonomy: The Practice of Everyday Anarchism
    If we practiced anarchism as a daily habit, how different would the world be for us? This session from Sophie Scott-Brown considers that question in relation to education, work and decision making.
    Click here to join / download calendar reminder
     
  • Tue 09 Jun, 12.00-12.45 – Feminist theory and practice
    Maria Serban looks at how feminist interpretations of inequality lead to new ways of thinking and acting. 
    Click here to join / download calendar reminder

    Past talks
  • How to count (held Tue 12 May)
    We call 1, 2, 3, ...'counting numbers'. How do we count them? A thought-proving talk from Davide Rizza.
    Watch the recording
     
  • Confucius: A Master for Our Time? (held Tue 19 May)
    Philip Wilson examines ways in which a philosopher from the China of 500 BCE might speak to us today and interrogates the notion of being a 'Master'.
    Watch the recording

Physical Education, Sport and Health

  • Tue 16 Jun, 12.45-13.45: What's it like to study sports/PE for a degree?
    Delivered via the Channel Talent platform, this session is for those who would like to know more about studying sports/PE at degree level.
    Click here for more information and to sign up / download calendar reminder
     
  • Introduction to High Performance Sport (held Thu 07 May)
    This interactive session will give you an insight into factors that affect high performance athletes' medal-winning success! You will also have a chance to ask questions about studying sport at university and in particular at UEA. Presented by Julia Robathan, Course Director for Physical Education, Sport and Health.
    Watch the recording

Politics and International Relations

  • Thu 28 May, 14.00-14.45 - Should we fear China?  
    As a political and economic model, the legitimacy of modern day China (PRC) was already the focus of intense debate, but following both the health and economic impacts of the Coronavirus, the issues of China's responsibility and accountability are more pressing than ever. With Ra Mason
    Click to join / download calendar reminder
     
  • Thu 04 Jun, 14.00-14.45 - Do nuclear weapons make us safer?
    Nuclear weapons are arguably the most destructive technology ever invented. This lecture will discuss why some states have developed these capabilities, and debates over whether they make us safer. With Suzanne Doyle
    Click to join / download calendar reminder

 

Past talks

  • How is covid-19 changing global politics? (held Thu 14 May)
    Covid-19 is forcing us to think differently about many of the most important questions in global politics from how states cooperate with each other, to the costs of globalisation, to the possibility to tackling climate change, and who really is the most powerful state in the world. With Adriana Sinclair.
    Watch the recording
     
  • Who's afraid of cyberterrorism? (held Thu 21 May)
    The threat of cyberterrorism is a prominent one within political speech, popular culture and newspaper headlines. This lecture explores the relationship between terrorism and the internet, asking what cyberterrorism is and how fearful we should be. With Lee Jarvis
    Watch the recording

Online short courses (MOOCs)

We also offer a wide variety of MOOCS (massive open online courses) based on short, topical modules that cover a range of subjects. These are free online courses that absolutely anyone can do. View our current MOOCs

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