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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.
There may be additional sessions earlier in the week which are yet to be confirmed.
Friday 20 September
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 Paul Gillard, Employability Service
11.45–12.15 Research Apprenticeship Scheme
12.15-13.15 Using library resources for project work with Kerri Daymond, Information Specialist
14.00-14.45 Ethical approval and running your Stage 4 project (part 1) with the Project Co-ordinator
14.45–15.30 Ethical approval and running your Stage 4 project (part 2) with Lynne James, Senior Technician
15.30–17.00: Meet your project supervisor: All Stage 4 students should arrange to meet their project supervisor, if not today, then early next week.
Go to your project supervisor's office and, if they operate a sign-up system, sign up to a meeting or email your supervisor to arrange a meeting.
Lists of project supervisors are on the PSYC405 DLE page.
Please note week commencing 23 September is University week nine.
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.
If you would like to find out what other psychology graduates are currently doing, please visit the psychology and social sciences interest area.
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