BSc (Hons) Psychological Studies and BSc (Hons) Psychology - Stage 4 Direct Entry Induction information 2018

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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.

Thursday 20 September

This morning's sessions will be with the Stage 1 cohort.

Venue (morning) Sherwell Lower, Lecture Theatre

10.00–11.00 Introduction to the University library with Kerri Daymond, 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.

11.00–11.30 Technical facilities and services with Lynne James, Psychology Senior Technician. An overview of the facilities and services psychology technicians can provide during your degree.

11.30–11.45 Welcome party promo, Events Team

11.45–13.00 Break

Venue (afternoon)  Link Building, rooms 106-107

13.00–14.00  Welcome and introduction with Professor Michael Verde, Direct Entry Tutor
Aims: To welcome students to the School of Psychology and to introduce the concept of a research project and good practice.

14.00–15.00 SPSS and Statistics with Julie Griffin, Teaching and Research Associate

15.00–16.00 Introduction to the online participation points system for projects with Lynne James, Senior Technician

16.00–17.00 University card collection. You must have completed online enrolment and photo upload prior to collecting your University card and card take up to 5 days to be printed, also remember to bring photo ID with you. Cards are only issued to new students.  

19.15–21.45 Faculty of Health and Human Sciences Welcome party at the Graduation Marquee, Plymouth Hoe

Friday 21 September

Today's sessions are with the Stage 4 cohort

Venue (all day): Roland Levinsky Building, LT 1

9.30–9.45 Welcome with Profressor Tim Hollins, Head of School

9.45–10.30 Introduction to Stage 4 with Dr Matt Roser, Programme Leader and Dr Patric Bach, Student Advocate

10.30–11.30 DLHE and career preparation Claire Guy, Employability Service

11.30–11.45 Break

11.45–12.15 Research apprenticeship scheme with Dr Sylvia Terbeck

12.15–13.00 Break

13.00–13.45 Ethical approval and running your Stage 4 project (part 1) with Dr Giorgio Ganis, Project Co-ordinator

13.45–14.30 Ethical approval and running your Stage 4 project (part 2) with Lynne James, Senior Technician

14.30–15.30 Using Library resources for project work with Kerri Daymond, Information Specialist

15.30–17.00 Meet your project supervisor and personal tutors: All Stage 4 students should arrange to meet their project supervisor and personal tutor, if not today, then 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 PSYC405 DLE page.

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

Please note week commencing 24 September is University week nine.

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Today's events

Essential information for new international students

Monday 17 – Friday 21 September daily between 16.30–17.00 Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square.
This session is delivered by the International Student Advice (ISA) team and is an opportunity for new international students to meet the team and learn about the services they deliver. 

During this session the team will provide you with essential information designed to help you to settle in to living and studying in Plymouth. 
They will also advise you of your tier 4 visa responsibilities and answer any questions you may have related to your visa. 

There is no need to book in advance, you can just turn up.

UPSU events

Friday 14 September: International Fair, the Students' Union

Monday 17 September: Market Day, Students' Union roof

Tuesday 18 September: Freshers Fair, Marquee and Students' Union and Roland Levinsky building and Students' Union roof

Wednesday 19 September: Sports Fair, Rolle Marquee and Students' Union

Thursday 20 September: Societies and Activities Fair, Rolle Marquee and Students' Union and Roland Levinsky Building and Students' Union roof

Friday 21 September: Volunteering Fair, Rolle Marquee

View more information about UPSU events.

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.

Successful graduates

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

Faculty of Health and Human Sciences: induction information

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