WOrking with the Community WOrking with the Community

We host a variety of events designed to engage with the local community.

Enrichment events

The School of Pharmacy will be hosting several Enrichment Events over the next academic year designed to give an insight into Studying Pharmacy at UEA.

For more information please visit our Enrichment page.

Outreach workshops

In addition to this we run outreach workshops for events organised by our Admissions, Recruitment and Marketing department – in the last year we have run workshops at Bringing Scientists to You, East Norfolk Triple Science Network, Student Life Sciences Conferences, Pharmacy Taster Sessions, Move on Up and the Year 9, 10 and 11 summer schools held at UEA over the summer.
For more information on our engagement and outreach activities, please contact or Rosemary Norton.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Three members of the faculty are currently involved in leading the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's East Anglia Practice Forum (EAPF). The EAPF is the local representative body for pharmacists from all sectors of practice. They provide educational events, support and link directly with the RPS in London. We hold events for pharmacists and students and aim to build links between those practicing and current trainees.

Michael Twigg (Lead), David Wright (Finance lead) and Debi Bhattacharya (Research lead) would be happy to speak to pharmacists or students interested in working with the EAPF and UEA . Please e-mail for more details.

School engagement

We have numerous school partnerships, but we are keen to develop more! We would love to come and discuss our world leading research in schools/colleges, give talks and advice about studying pharmacy/pharmacology and drug discovery, or run tailor made workshops to suit your needs. We are also keen to get involved with school STEM clubs. For more information and requests please contact Rosemary Norton.

Public engagement

We are keen to come and discuss our research out in the community and get involved with local organisations and events you are running. For more information and requests please contact Rosemary Norton.

Working with industry, government and health providers Working with industry, government and health providers

The UEA School of Pharmacy is the UK's top new School of Pharmacy, with excellent research facilities and teaching. Many of our staff come from, and students go to, pharmaceutical, healthcare and technological industries or government agencies. We are always looking to foster links with industrial or governmental partners in terms of collaborative programs or contract research. Examples of recent partners include Astra Zeneca, Colorocon, Gattefosse, GSK, Merck, Sharp & Dohme, Novartis, Pfizer, Rosemount Pharmaceuticals, Takeda, Tibotec Pharmaceuticals, UCB Celltech, Unilever, as well as the NHS, DTI Governmental Departments and the Brazilian, French and Norwegian Governments as well as the EU.

Opportunities for partnership

Working in partnership with businesses of all sizes, we are able to offer state-of-the-art facilities and techniques, as well as the best expertise, that would significantly add value to commercial projects. We also offer our expertise to provide advice as consultants to both industry and governments, and are keen to expand such links.

Knowledge transfer partnerships

We always seek to advance our intellectual property and transferring our technologies and spin-out business ideas, with several notable successes to date such as Karus Therapeutics and ventures through JEMA. Through our experienced UEA Enterprise Office, you will find us receptive to your approaches, in confidence and with professional business staff.

If you would like to work with us, please contact the UEA's Relationship Manager for Medical and Life Sciences, Dr Karen Smith (Tel: +44 (0)1603 593147; Email: or Director of Innovation and Engagement, Dr Chris Morris (Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 3136; Email;