BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies and BSc (Hons) Psychology - Stage 4 Direct Entry Induction information 2017

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Welcome to the School of Psychology at the University of Plymouth, and if you are new to the city, welcome to Plymouth. You are starting on a fascinating intellectual and academic journey with us, as well as an exciting new stage of your life. I hope that you enjoy the journey, and make the most of all the opportunities that the University has to offer.

Your first week here is called Induction Week, during which there will lots of timetabled events. These are aimed at providing you with important information, helping you to become familiar with the University, and giving you the chance to meet some of your fellow students and tutors. There is a full timetable of events listed below. Please read it carefully, and ensure you attend the sessions.

On behalf all the staff in the School of Psychology, I welcome you to the University of Plymouth, and look forward to meeting you.

Tim Hollins, Head of School of Psychology.

Monday 18 September

Venue (All day): Babbage Building, room 110

10.00-11.00 Bridging Module: Welcome and Introduction with Professor Michael Hyland, Direct Entry Tutor
Aims: To welcome students to the School of Psychology and to introduce the concept of a research project.

11.00-12.00 Bridging Module: Introduction to the online participation points system for projects with Lynne James, Senior Technician

BREAK FOR LUNCH

13.00-14.00 Bridging Module: Doing research, good practice and general introduction with Michael Hyland

Tuesday 19 September

Venue: Babbage Building, room 110

10.00-12.00 Bridging Module: IBM SPSS 22 and Statistics in Psychology with Julie Griffin, Teaching and Research Associate

BREAK FOR LUNCH

TUESDAY AFTERNOON UNIVERSITY CARD COLLECTION AND CAMPUS TOUR

Card Collection, Venue: Rolle Building, Room 206

14.00-15.00 University Card Collection, Students with last names A-K. You must complete online enrolment and photo upload prior to collecting your University Card, also remember to bring Photo ID with you. Cards are only issued to new students.  Campus Tour is after Card collection, see below.

15.00-16.00 University Card Collection, Students with last names L-Z. You must complete online enrolment and photo upload prior to collecting your University Card, also remember to bring Photo ID with you. Cards are only issued to new students.  Campus Tour is prior to Card collection, see below.

Campus Tour Meeting Point, Venue: Rolle 018

14.00-15.00 Campus Tour Students with last names L-Z

15.00-16.00 Campus Tour Students with last names A-K

Wednesday 20 September

Venue (morning): Link Building, room 106/107

10.00-11.00 Understanding your Timetable with Professor Michael Hyland, Direct Entry Tutor Venue: Portland Sq Building room B231

11.00-12.00 Bridging Module: More on SPSS and Statistics with Julie Griffin, Teaching and Research Associate

Join Stage 1 students this afternoon for talks by a few of our academic staff on things that fascinate them in psychology. Some of the stuff we have to do in induction week can be a little dull, so we thought it worth reminding you of the real reason for being here ….

13.00-15.00 Staff Research Interests Venue: Roland Levinsky Building, Lecture Theatre 1

  • Dr Sylvia Terbeck: Social Psychologist
  • Dr Jeremy Goslin: Cognitive Neuroscientist
  • Professor Michael Hyland: Health Psychologist
  • Professor Andy Wills: Cognitive Psychologist

Thursday 21 September

Today's sessions are with Stage 1 students.

Venue (Thursday morning): Sherwell Lower, Lecture Theatre

10.00-10.30 Introduction to the University Library with Joanna Triplett, Information Specialist. A short presentation on the University Library from the Psychology Information Specialist to inform you of the Library's layout, opening times and services, together with an introduction on how to search for books, journals and other materials using the 'Primo' system and the IT Tutorials for help with using Moodle.

10.30-11.00 Technical Facilities and Services with Lynne James, Psychology Senior Technician. An overview of the facilities and services Psychology Technicians can provide during your degree.

11.00-11.15 Welcome Party Promo, Events Team

BREAK FOR LUNCH

Venue (Thursday afternoon): Roland Levinsky Building, Jill Craigie Cinema

13.00-14.30 Students with last names A-K Film Screening of Rupture, a matter of life or death

14.30-16.00 Students with last names L-Z Film Screening of Rupture, a matter of life or death

19.15-21.45 Faculty of Health and Human Sciences Welcome Party at the Graduation Marquee Plymouth Hoe

Friday 22 September

Venue (morning): Roland Levinsky Building, Lecture Theatre 2

10.30-11.30  Students with last names A-L - DLHE and Career Preparation with Dr Ed Symes, Senior Tutor and Claire Guy, Employability Service  

11.30-12.30  Students with last names M-Z - DLHE and Career Preparation with Dr Ed Symes, Senior Tutor and Claire Guy, Employability Service

Venue (afternoon): Roland Levinsky Lecture Theatre 1

13.00-13.30 Introduction to Stage 4 with Dr Matt Roser, Programme Co-ordinator and Dr Patric Bach, Student Advocate

13.30-14.15 Running your Stage 4 Project (part 1) with Dr Giorgio Ganis, Project Co-ordinator

14.15-15.00 Running your Stage 4 Project (part 2) with Lynne James, Senior Technician

15.00-16.00 Using Library resources for Project work with Joanna Triplett, Information Specialist

16.00-17.00 Meet your Project Supervisor and Personal Tutors: All Stage 4 students should arrange to meet their Project Supervisor and Personal Tutor, if not today early next week.

Go to your Project Supervisor's and Personal Tutor's Office and, if they operate a sign-up system, sign up to a meeting or email your tutor to arrange a meeting.

Lists of Project Supervisors are on the PSYC406 DLE page.

Check this link to access the list of Personal Tutors

Please access this link to find the location of your tutor’s office.

Please note week commencing 25th September is University week 9.

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Wide range of careers

Our graduates go on to pursue a wide range of careers after studying their first degree. Whether you continue studying for a further degree or look for employment straight away our emphasis on employability will put you ahead of other graduates.

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If you would like to find out what other psychology graduates are currently doing, please visit the psychology and social sciences interest area.

The Faculty of Health and Human Sciences invite you to attend a very special welcome party in the Graduation Marquee on Plymouth Hoe:


Thursday 20 September
7.15pm – 9.45pm*


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