Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Year 1 Induction information 2018

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Welcome to your first year in 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 trainees and tutors. There is a full timetable of events listed below. Please read it carefully, and ensure you attend the sessions.

On behalf of 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 17 September

Venue (all day) Link Building, Room 113

9.00–9.30: Refreshments and informal greeting

9.30–12.00: Welcome and introduction to the programme and meet the programme team with Dr Jacqui Stedmon, Programme Director

12.00–13.00: Break

13.00–16.00: Inspiring ideas: our course philosophy with Dr Jacqui Stedmon, Programme Director.

Tuesday 18 September

Venue (all day) Link Building, Room 113

9.00–11.30: Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust induction and registration with Alan Taylor, Annie Mitchell and Michele Thomas. Refer to Self Declaration form (going LIVE soon) 

Please make sure you have completed the online enrolment and photo upload prior to collecting your University card, also remember to bring photo ID with you.

11.30–12.00: Welcome with Professor Bridie Kent, Executive Dean of Faculty and Professor Tim Hollins, Head of School.

12.00–13.00: Break

13.00–16.00: Introduction to reflective practice with Dr Jacqui Stedmon, Programme Director and Professor Rudi Dallos, Clinical Psychology Research Director.

Wednesday 19 September

Venue (all day) Link Building, Room 113

9.00–12.00: Introduction to timetables (coursework, PBL, DL and assessment) with Helen Lloyd

12.00–12.30: Graduate School with Sarah Kearns

12.30–13.00: Dr Patric Bach Student Advocate

13.00–14.00: Break

14.00–14.30: Bridges student interdisciplinary learning

14.30–15.30: Introduction to the library and IT services with Kerri Daymond, Information Specialist

15.30–16.30: Tour of the library with Kerri Daymond, Information Specialist.

Thursday 20 September

Morning Venue Rolle Building, room 213

9.00–13.00: Professional issues 1: Reading time for PI 2 on Friday, private study and group work 

13.00–14.00: Break

Afternoon Venue Rolle Building, Room 213 and break-out rooms 106 and 119

14.00–17.00: Introduction to HCPC and service user/care perspective with clinical tutors and members of SRCCG

19.15–21.30: Faculty of Health and Human Sciences welcome party, Graduation Marquee Plymouth Hoe.

Friday 21 September

Morning Venue Babbage 007

9.00–12.00: Introduction to PWID strand and history of services with Helen Lloyd and Service User Drama Group (with refreshments at 10.45)

12.00–13.30: Lunch with Psychology Postgraduate Students in Link Building room 301 (third floor) (lunch provided)

Afternoon Venue Link Building, Room 113

14.00–17.00: Professional Issues 2 with Kim Bowen-Jones, Consultant Clinical Psychologist (reading from Thursday)

A Postgrad welcome party will be arranged at the beginning of term for all psychology postgraduate, research students and academic staff. You will be informed when and where it is to be held.

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.

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Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

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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