We're here to support prospective students, parents, carers, teachers and advisers with a range of friendly and informative online sessions.

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.

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.

If you are a teacher or adviser, we can deliver our higher education webinars live for your students or their parents/carers, at a time and date that works for you. Email us at HEwebinars@uea.ac.uk to find out more.

Webinar descriptions

 
  • Applying to UK universities (for EU students): Join us to find out about how to apply to university through UCAS and make a start on your personal statement. We will discuss the application process, key dates and what our admissions team are looking for in a potential student.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Making the most of Virtual Open Days: What's the next best thing to attending an Open Day? A Virtual Open Day! They are a fantastic way to learn more about a university, its courses and student life from the comfort of your own home. This webinar will give you some helpful hints and tips on how to make the most of Virtual Open Days, important sessions to attend and which questions to ask.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Teacher and Adviser drop in: Our Higher Education Adviser's are here all day to answer any queries you have, whether it's about a student's application, a general admissions query or something else relevant to UEA. You can drop in at any point to post your question and we will be there to help.
  • Why UEA? (for EU students): This is your chance to learn more about our internationally renowned university, undergraduate courses, social and sport activities and what it's like to live and study in Norwich.

Webinar Programme

Students for 2021 entry - undergraduate

 
  • Tue 22 Sep, 17.00-17.45: Studying medicine - join here
  • Thu 24 Sep, 16.30-17.15: Personal statements - join here
  • Tue 29 Sep, 16.30-17.15: Studying medicine - join here
  • Wed 30 Sep, 16.30-17.15: Choosing a course and university - join here
  • Mon 05 Oct, 17.00-17.45: Personal statements – join here
  • Wed 07 Oct, 16.30-17.15: Why UEA? (for EU students) – join here
  • Fri 09 Oct, 16.30-17.15: Applying to UK universities (for EU students) – join here
  • Tue 13 Oct, 17.00-17.45: Choosing a course – join here
  • Wed 14 Oct, 16.30-17.00: Making the most of virtual open days – join here 
  • Fri 16 Oct, 12.30-13.00: Making the most of virtual open days – join here
  • Sat 17 Oct, 09.00-17.00: Virtual Open Day - register now
  • Wed 21 Oct, 16.30-17.15: Personal statements – join here
  • Fri 23 Oct, 15.30-16.15: Applying to UK universities (for EU students) – join here
  • Subject-specific online taster lectures - see below

Students for 2022 entry - undergraduate

 
  • Thu 24 Sep, 16.30-17.15: Personal statements - join here
  • Wed 30 Sep, 16.30-17.15: Choosing a course and university - join here
  • Mon 05 Oct, 17.00-17.45: Personal statements – join here
  • Wed 07 Oct, 16.30-17.15: Why UEA? (for EU students) – join here
  • Fri 09 Oct, 16.30-17.15: Applying to UK universities (for EU students) – join here
  • Tue 13 Oct, 17.00-17.45: Choosing a course – join here
  • Wed 14 Oct, 16.30-17.00: Making the most of virtual open days – join here 
  • Fri 16 Oct, 12.30-13.00: Making the most of virtual open days – join here
  • Sat 17 Oct, 09.00-17.00: Virtual Open Day - register now
  • Wed 21 Oct, 16.30-17.15: Personal statements – join here
  • Fri 23 Oct, 15.30-16.15: Applying to UK universities (for EU students) – join here
  • Subject-specific online taster lectures - see below

BTEC students

 

Past talks

Parents and carers

 

Past talks

  • Supporting your student through clearing, adjustment and the transition to university (held 23 July 2020)
    This talk covers the opportunities clearing and adjustment may hold, if calculated grades aren't quite what your student expected. We'll also go through what changes you may see in the admissions process this year such as the new clearing plus. We will cover how to support your student in the following weeks as they start their journey to university, and what those first few weeks of the academic year may look like.
    Watch the recording
     

Free online course

  • Anxiety in children and young people during COVID-19 - free MOOC for parents and carers
    We have teamed up with FutureLearn to create a free online course aimed at parents and carers to help you support your young person if they are struggling with anxiety during the covid pandemic. 
    Find out more and register

Teachers and advisers

 
  • Wed 23 Sep, 08.00-17.00: Teacher and adviser drop in - join here
  • Thu 01 Oct, 08.00-17.00: Teacher and adviser drop in - join here
     

Past talks

Book a bespoke webinar for your school 

We can deliver our higher education webinars live for your students or their parents/carers, 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. Full instructions will be provided.

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.

American studies

 

Biology

 

Business and Management

 

 

Past talks

  • Social media for business (held 14 May 2020)
    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 21 May 2020)
    How Management Accountants can help business's understand the financial implications and risk of business decision-making. With James Armes.
    Watch the recording
     
  • Marketing planning for global growth (held 28 May 2020)
    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.
    Watch the recording
     
  • Blended learning approaches (held 04 June 2020)
    Examples of ways Norwich Business School inspires learning through year in industry placements, collaboration and new innovative e-learning technology. With James Gardiner.
    Watch the recording
     
  • What matters in running a business (held 11 June 2020)
    Like a clock, a business is constituted of several “components” that need to work together so the organization is able to create and deliver value to its stakeholders. This session will focus on providing a general description of how a firm works, looking at the different parts of the business. Additionally, the concept of business model will be introduced and discussed using different examples (e.g. Facebook, Uber, Skype). With Tiago Botelho.
    Watch the recording

Computer science

 

Economics

 

 

Past talks

  • Discover Norwich with a Behavioural Economist (held 29 April 2020)
    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 13 May 2020)
    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 20 May 2020)
    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
     
  • What is Economics? (held 03 June 2020)
    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.
    Watch the recording
     
  • How Much Can the Government Spend? (held 10 June 2020)
    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.
    Watch the recording
     
  • A Leader in Difficult Times (held 17 June 2020)
    Dr David Hugh-Jones from the School of Economics gives a political-economist’s take on why people choose the political leaders they do.
    Watch the recording
     
  • Study Abroad and the Economics of Student Mobility (held 24 June 2020)
    Dr Liliana Harding discusses both the economics of student mobility and the Study Abroad programme in the School of Economics.
    Watch the recording
     
  • Games in behavioural economics (held 06 July 2020)
    Mike Brock runs some mini-experiments to give you a flavour of some more unusual streams of economics which can be studied at university. We will be testing out whether you can make 'good' decisions and consider why we end up making the choices we do. 
    Watch the recording
     
  • Women in Economics (held 07 July 2020)
    A selection of talks aiming to shake off the stereotypes and show that economics is an exciting field open to all. 
    Watch the recordings: Welcome talk / The Sex Factor (Victoria Bateman) / Auctions and Game Theory (Bahar Ghezelayagh) / The Bank of England (Rupal Patel) / Women in Economics (Denise Osborn)

Education

 

Past talks

Health Sciences

 

 

Past talks

  • Occupational Therapy: activity analysis (held 01 June)
    Occupational therapists use 'activity analysis' to inform their interventions. By understanding what is required to carry out an activity, we can explore options for adapting it to suit patients' needs. With Nicola Spalding.
    Watch the recording
     
  • Operating Department Practice (ODP): clinical skills and simulation (held 08 June 2020)
    Clinical simulation is education technique used to replicate real clinical experiences in a controlled teaching environment. In this session, Tony Jermy is going to talk about techniques used to increase the level of reality in clinical simulation by demonstrating how to bring the operating theatre into the classroom.
    Watch the recording
     
  • Paramedic Science: basic life support during Covid-19 (15 June 2020)
    Suzanne Moffat looks at adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation, using a stepwise approach, and the precautions you can take to protect yourself when resuscitating someone in cardiac arrest.
    Note: Please have a pillow, a tie (such as a school tie) and a tea towel ready for this session!
    Watch the recording

International Development

 

Past talks

  • International Development taster session (held 09 July 2020)
    With Sophier Bremner. Full session details coming soon.
    Watch the recording

Language and Communication Studies

 

Past talks

  • First year Spanish language at UEA - Alfredo Castro Jimenez (held 07 May 2020) - Watch the recording
  • Aspects of miscommunication - Chi-He Elder (held 14 May 2020) - Watch the recording
  • First year Japanese at UEA - Mika Brown (held 21 May 2020) - Watch the recording
  • Translation issues across media - Giulio Pagani (held 28 May 2020) - Watch the recording
  • Intercultural communication in a pandemic - Kim Ridealgh (held 04 June 2020) - Watch the recording
  • First year French at UEA - With Claire Cuminatto (held 11 June 2020) - Watch the recording

Law

 

 

Past talks

  • Justice on trial (held 07 July 2020)
    With Kristina Garner. Full session details coming soon.
    Watch the recording
     
  • (un)Social Media: banter or crime? (held 07 July 2020)
    Full session details coming soon.
    Watch the recording

Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

 

 

Past talks

  • Literature and Apocalypse, with Iain Robinson - watch now
  • Lyric Poems, with David Nowell-Smith - watch now
  • Introducing You to Modernist Literature, with Nonia Williams - watch now
  • Introduction to Creative Writing Prose, with Philip Langeskov - watch now
  • Introduction to Scriptwriting, with Steve Waters - watch now
  • A Short Story of English, with Emily Dolmans - watch now
  • Banned Books: Literature and Censorship, with Rachel Potter - watch now
  • Live session with Q&A - Studying English and Creative Writing at UEA (held 11 June 2020) - watch now

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

 

Past talks

  • Studying Pharmacy or Pharmacology at UEA (held 03 June 2020)
    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.
    Watch the recording

Philosophy

 

Past talks

  • How to count (held 12 May 2020)
    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 19 May 2020)
    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
     
  • The Habit of Autonomy: The Practice of Everyday Anarchism (held 02 June 2020)
    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.
    Watch the recording
     
  • Feminist theory and practice (held 09 June 2020)
    Maria Serban looks at how feminist interpretations of inequality lead to new ways of thinking and acting. 
    Watch the recording

Physical Education, Sport and Health

 

Past talks

  • Introduction to High Performance Sport (held 07 May 2020)
    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

 

 

Past talks

  • How is covid-19 changing global politics? (held 14 May 2020)
    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 21 May 2020)
    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
     
  • Should we fear China? (held 28 May 2020)
    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
    Watch the recording
     
  • Do nuclear weapons make us safer? (held 04 June 2020)
    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
    Watch the recording

Psychology

 

Sociology

 

Past talks

  • Sociology taster session (held 09 July 2020)
    This online lecture has been designed to briefly highlight some key sociological theories of punishment and the underpinning tension, complexity and inequalities which exist within the criminal justice system. In preparation, students are encouraged to use the key reading (provided in advance), identify main arguments and report on any case they know of in newspapers etc., which shows awareness of inequality when punishment is meted in the UK society. With Carlene Cornish.
    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