Access to resources and further information Access to resources and further information

Welcome to the Biological Sciences Equality page. We have included resources and links to enable you to access advice and information on the following:

Student Support Service

The Student Support Service at UEA provides students and staff with support for a wide range of academic and health issues. Visit

Parental, Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave

The University has policies in place to support those with changing family circumstances.  Visit the appropriate link for full information:






The UEA has an on-site Nursery available to staff and students. See their website at for more information.

We have a family room in the basement of the Elizabeth Fry Building which is fitted out for nursing mothers. To access this room contact the Hub in the EFB on 01603 597578.

Flexible Working

Employees who are parents caring for children under 16 (or 18 if the child is disabled), or those who are a carer for an adult, are entitled to request flexibility in their working pattern. We support requests for flexible working from all staff wherever possible.

See for more information.

Returning to work after illness

Following a period of ill health, we offer support for returning to work. This may include access to a phased return, short term amendments to duties or working hours, or adjustments to the physical environment.

For more information visit   

BIO Staff Members

There is tailored support for female staff across the Norwich Research Park. For more information visit

Mentorship external to BIO is available through the University Centre for Staff and Educational Development – visit

If you are a member of staff who is new to PhD Supervision, we will appoint a PhD mentor.

We run mock interviews for anyone who requests them as part of their career development.

PhD Students and Research Associates

We provide support and mentoring for PhD students and Research Associates. This is delivered by research teams, The Personal and Professional Development Programme and the Staff Research Forum.

For more information see: and and

Undergraduate Support

Our undergraduate hand book can be found on our new student pages


We offer support for undergraduate career development. Contact Dr Sam Fountain – Director of Employability:

Also see for more information on how the university can help you in your future career.

We also run ‘coffee time mentoring' where you can have an informal chat with a BIO faculty member for career options and advice.


Dr Kay Yeoman - Disability & Equality Champion:

Dr Sam Fountain - Director of Employability:

Helen Murdoch - Head of Equality & Diversity: