School of Health Sciences

Our School plays a significant role in health and social care innovation, research and education.

We are a contemporary, diverse and vibrant community of staff and learners with a shared aim of improving lives in an ever-changing environment. We work closely with our health and social care partners to improve health and wellbeing for all.

We have around 2,000 learners and a team of over 160 academic healthcare experts, researchers and support staff.

We are committed to advancing equality, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) for learners and staff. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Silver Award (awarded 2022). We have an active EDI committee and various working groups and initiatives, including the School of Health Sciences Students of Colour Ambassadors. We encourage feedback to help us be inclusive and address issues important to all protected groups.

Our student network consists of learner-led societies that provide learning and social opportunities. Our societies are supported by the School and the UEA student union.

Both pre- and post-registration, our Associate Directors of Student Experience and Progression work with learners, course representatives, the students’ union and course teams to enhance learners’ visibility and student voices across the School.

Student grants, funding, and scholarships

Eligible nursing, midwifery and many allied health professional learners will receive an NHS bursary between £5,000 - £8,000 a year to help fund their studies – this will not need to be repaid.

Various student grants, funding and scholarships are also available to support your financial situation while studying at UEA. Explore your options on our funding your studies page.





A nurse interacting with a patient.
21 Sep 2023

Nurses worldwide rely on intuition to triage patients

Nurses around the world use intuition to work out how sick a patient is before triaging for treatment – according to new research from the University of East...

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Two women and a man stood together smiling at the camera
07 Sep 2023

UEA celebrates nurse’s six decades of local service with Honorary Fellowship award

With more than 60 years of nursing experience, Lesley Williams’ inspirational work across the region has been recognised with an Honorary Fellowship from the...

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A poster raising awareness of dehydration in over 65s.
11 Aug 2023

UEA researchers launch campaign to reduce dehydration among over-65s

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Face masks of various designs drying on a washing line.
13 Jul 2023

Poignant photo project reveals all we lost in lockdown

As the UK Covid inquiry continues for a fifth week, researchers at the University of East Anglia have created a unique snapshot of lockdown life.

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A woman organising food at a foodbank.
12 Jul 2023

The good advice that could lift people out of poverty

Providing access to housing, debt, and benefit advice within food banks could help lift people out of poverty - according to a University of East Anglia study.

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L-R: Morag Farquhar, Karen Murphy
26 Jun 2023

Award-winning Carer Support Nurse role developed by UEA-led team

A new specialist nursing role, developed by a research team led by UEA to support unpaid/family carers, has won a regional NHS Parliamentary Award and been...

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A graphic showing a phone displaying the Quit Sense app.
14 Apr 2023

How AI and a mobile phone app could help you quit smoking

A stop smoking mobile app that senses where and when you might be triggered to light up could help people quit – according to University of East Anglia research.

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13 Mar 2023

Creating an accessible communication space for all - new training for staff

Staff can take part in new training aimed at creating an accessible communication space for all, spearheaded by Lauren Flannery, Speech & Language Therapist &...

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