The projects listed here are just a sample of over 70 widely varied enterprising initiatives currently taking place across the Faculty.
Each project is lead by a highly qualified academic who has seen a chance to translate their original ideas and academic work into a wider sphere.
To take these projects forward, academics in the Faculty are encouraged to make contact with:
Professor John Charmley - Associate Dean for Enterprise
We are happy to discuss your ideas with you and to offer advice about how it might be developed. The essential point for us is that your idea should offer a way of taking your research to a wider audience, outside the academy.
Contact us to talk about your project.
UEA Publishing Project
The UEA Publishing Project is being run by Nathan Hamilton & Philip Langeskov. It will establish a publishing company within the school of LDC and cooperate with a number of regional partners in expanding its activity. It is a development of a long-standing association between the university and Egg Box Publishing and will offer a raft of opportunities for UEA students wanting to gain real experience in the publishing industry.
Write is a UEA-led initiative that provides businesses with content writing services. The service employs talented students from every school of study and trains them to become content writers through comprehensive SEO and marketing workshops.
After the success of this initial pilot, Write was given the green light to develop into a business that provides content writing services to external clients and departments within UEA. Write now employs 24 student writers as well as approaching specific schools of study for specialist jobs.
Write has the ability to provide blog writing services, copy writing services, website content, product descriptions ... Due to UEA’s rich and diverse student body Write can also fulfil some multilingual and translational content.
A collaboration between leading historians from the School of History and cutting-edge virtual reality animators and GIS modellers from the School of Computing Science, Virtual Past creates historically accurate interactive websites and computer models for use in education and the heritage industry. Past projects have included a digital reconstruction of Walberswick Costal Defences, one of Britain's largest military construction projects.
A commercial consultancy within the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing *Cast works with its clients' own pre-existing training plans and scenarios as well as guiding the development of new ones. Focusing on training in communications, presentation and customer service skills,*Cast draws upon the expertise of students, graduates and tutors of UEA's drama and scriptwriting programmes, and a wider pool of experienced professional actors.
Forensic Linguistics and Translation International Training Services (FLINTS) and CPD training
The School of Language and Communication Studies has developed an initiative, which includes an on-campus Forensic Linguistics and Translation CPD training and a consultancy service for bespoke international training. Focussing on central differences between English and other languages, such as Spanish, Italian, French, Mandarin Chinese and Russian, the dedicated service highlights the complexities in translation where issues can occur.