BSc (Hons) Psychology and BSc (Hons) Psychology Majors Stage 2 Direct Entry Induction Information 2019

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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.

Tuesday 17 September

Venue (all day): Sherwell Lower LT

10.00–10.45 Introduction to Stage 2 with Dr Peter Jones Programme Leader

10.45–11.15 Understanding your timetable with Professor Jon May, Psychology Timetabling Co-ordinator and Dr Patric Bach, Student Advocate

11.15–11.30 Welcome with Professor Tim Hollins, Head of School

11.30–12.00 Research Apprenticeship Scheme

Break for lunch

13.00–13.30 Psychology placement scheme with Dr Ed Symes, Placement Co-ordinator and Lindsey Marshall, Placements Officer

13.30–14.00 Career preparation and planning with Dr Ed Symes and Claire Guy

14.00–14.30 Introducing PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Scheme) with Dr Ed Symes and PALS Leaders

14.30–15.00 Career in clinical psychology with a representative from the clinical psychology team

15.00-15.30 Meeting with Direct Entry Tutor, Dr Michael Verde. Venue: Portland Square Building, room C5 (ground floor)

15.30–17.00 University card collection. 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. Venue Rolle Reception, 4th Floor, ask for Psychology Team

Wednesday 18 September

We strongly advise you to attend the following session otherwise you will not be prepared for the research methods package 'R' Studio we use at Plymouth.

13.00-15.00 Introduction to research methods and statistics 1, using 'R' Studio with Julie Griffin and Ryan Statton (Please bring your own tablet or laptop if you have one)  Venue: Cookworthy Building room 513-515 (5th Floor).

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Thursday 19 September

The morning session is with Stage 1 students

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.

12.00–14.00 Digital Learning Environment (DLE) Drop-in session (optional) Venue, Link Building room 301.  This drop-in session will allow you to learn more about the Student Portal and to practice using it. Simply go to this venue and a member of staff will help you to get started. Please bring your own laptop to this drop in or there will be laptops available to borrow in Link 301 (for use only in Link 301)

13.00–14.30 Students with last names A-K Film Screening of Rupture, a matter of life or death. Venue Roland Levinsky Building, Jill Craigie Cinema

14.30–16.00 Students with last names L-Z Film Screening of Rupture, a matter of life or death. Venue Roland Levinsky Building, Jill Craigie Cinema

Friday 20 September

10.00–12.00 Introduction to research methods and statistics 2 with Julie Griffin and Ryan Statton. Venue: Babbage Building room 106-107 (1st floor)

Please note week commencing 23 September is University week nine.

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1. Plymouth is the best place to live in the country in terms of good schools, clean air, value and quality of housing and access to sparkling sea...’ The Guardian’ 2013.

2. The bright young students are making a beeline for Plymouth. The University of Plymouth is the ninth biggest in the UK with over 27,000 students. 

3. More than 11,000 University of Plymouth students are involved in over 60 sports clubs and 110 societies. 

4. Making waves. The University of Plymouth’s Marine Building is home to the most advanced wave tank in the country. 

5. Plymouth has the highest concentration of manufacturing and engineering employment in the whole of the south of England.

6. Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is the largest teaching hospital trust in the South West. It employs over 6,000 staff working in 350 different roles within the Trust.

7. Plymouth was announced as one of the first Social Enterprise Cities in the UK in November 2013. 

8. Plymouth ranks third for its quality of life against 20 of Britain’s largest cities according to the Sustainable Cities index 2010. 

9. Plymouth city centre was heralded ‘beautiful’ and ‘heroic’ by TV’s Kevin McCloud, the writer and television presenter best known for his work on the Channel 4 series ‘Grand Designs’. 

10. In 2012 nearly 5.5 million people visited Plymouth, spending £314 million. 

Find out lots more facts about Plymouth like these in Plymouth's Book of Wonder: Over 100 Amazing Facts.

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