UEA’s Student Support Service offers various different types of support, including help with your studies and other difficulties, no matter how big or small. Student Advisers can provide support relating to your wellbeing, your finances, or any disability or learning difficulty.
Help with your studies
The Learning Enhancement Team offers guidance to help students with their studies. Visit their webpage here for more information.
All staff within this team are able to help. Book an appointment to speak with an advisor by dropping into the Student Support Service building, calling 01603 592761 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pablo Dalby is a Learning Enhancement Tutor with emphasis on supporting students from groups that are under-represented at university, and is happy to be approached by sanctuary students who are seeking advice or help with their studies.
International students orientation and Welcome Week
The Student Support Service at UEA organises events, information, presentations, and social opportunities for new international and EU students to ensure they know what to expect at UEA. The orientation is open to anyone who will benefit from it, so please get involved and get a step ahead. Find out more online
International Student Handbook
The International Student Handbook can be used by anyone, but it has some additional information specifically for international students, as well as the programme for the Orientation and Welcome Week. Find it as well as the New Students Guide on the Welcome to UEA mobile app.
English language support
UEA provides different support programmes to meet your individual needs. All three of these programmes are free:
- Language Support Buddy programme is hugely popular with students who want to practise and improve their language skills. It matches international students with a fluent English speaking student to meet one-to-one for a period of 6 weeks. During this time your Language Buddy will help you practise your conversational language skills and boost your confidence in using English.
- Conversation Club provides the opportunity to socialise with others while practising your English in a friendly and welcoming group every week during term time. This lively club is run by students, for students with new activities and topics weekly.
- English Language Support Programme (ELSP) is designed to help develop the language skills of non-native speakers for academic study.
You can also find a number of independent English classes in Norwich that will charge a fee to attend on the English Language Support page.
Finding your way around
If you have just arrived at UEA and would like some help to find your way around, email Liz Ferguson in UEA’s Outreach team at email@example.com to arrange a tour with a friendly current student.
If you need you would like additional support please contact the International Student Advisory Team at firstname.lastname@example.org You can speak with a Student Support Adviser who is trained to meet with non-resident students.
UEA has an international student mailing list for students to receive updates and additional information. Email email@example.com and ask to be added!