BSc (Hons) Psychology Exchange 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.

Most of the sessions below are with the main Stage 1 students, to provide basic information about the psychology course at Plymouth.

Your meeting with the Exchange Co-ordinator, Sue Denham, will be on Tuesday morning where you will agree modules.

Monday 17 September

Venue (all day) Sherwell Lower, Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Conference Centre

10.00–10.15  Welcome with Professor Tim Hollins, Head of School

10.15–11.30 Introduction to your programme with Dr Peter M Jones, Programme Leader

11.30–12.00 Employability with Dr Ed Symes and Claire Guy

12.00–13.00 Break, then return to Sherwell Lower

13.00–14.00 The School of Psychology with Dr Michaela Gummerum Associate Head for Student Experience, Dr Patric Bach Student Advocate, and Dr Sylvia Terbeck Senior Tutor

14.00–14.30 Psysoc with Molly Timlett Chair of Psysoc

14.30–15.00 Break then return to Sherwell Lower

15.00–15.15 Introduction to Student's Union - A representative from the Student's Union will outline all the extra-curricular activities you can enjoy, including sports clubs and societies, volunteering, and how the Union is the hub of social life whilst studying. They also provide your student support and representation.

15.15–15.30 Introducing PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Scheme) with Dr Ed Symes and the PALS Leaders

15.30–17.00 Meet the Exchange Co-ordinator Sue Denham Venue Rolle Building room 106

Tuesday 18 September

Venue (all day): Sherwell Lower LT

9.00–9.45: Introduction to Stage 2 with Dr Matt Roser Programme Leader

9.45–10.15: Understanding your timetable with Professor Jon May, Psychology Timetabling Co-ordinator and Dr Patric Bach, Student Advocate

10.15–11.15: Making good use of your library and its resources with Kerri Daymond, Information Specialist

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

11.30–12.00: Research Apprenticeship Scheme with Sylvia Terbeck


TUESDAY AFTERNOON UNIVERSITY CARD COLLECTION in Rolle Building room 114, please wait outside

13.00–14.00 University card collection, students with last names A-K. University Student 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.

14.00–15.00 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.

14.00–15.00 Campus tour, students with last names A-K Meeting Point Sherwell Foyer (ground Floor)

15.00–16.00 Campus tour, students with last names L-Z Meeting Point Sherwell Foyer (ground Floor)

Wednesday 19 September

Free day

Thursday 20 September

14.00–17.00: Meet with your personal tutor. Go to you personal tutor's office and sign up in advance for a meeting between these times.

Personal tutor lists will be on the DLE 0191X Programme site under tutorials.

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

NOTE: Some tutors may need to make alternative arrangements, so keep checking your University email account for any messages. If you are unable to meet your tutor this week, please email or phone them (contact details are in the Stage 2 Handbook) to arrange an alternative time.

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

Friday 21 September

Venue Link Building room 106-107

12.00–14.00 Drop-in session

The drop-in session allow you to learn more about the Student Portal and to practice using it. Simply go to this venue and a member of staff with help you to get started.

You are also advised to check the 0191X DLE programme site for group allocations for workshops and tutor groups etc. Please make a note of the weeks in which your groups start.

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.

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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