Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Year 1 Induction Information 2017

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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 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 18 September

Venue (all day): 8 Kirkby Place, room 001

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, refer to Induction Week Information Booklet, see link below.


13.00-16.00 Inspiring Ideas: Our Course Philosophy with Dr Jacqui Stedmon, Programme Director

Tuesday 19 September

Venue (all day): 8 Kirkby Place, room 001

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, see link below.   Please make sure you have completed 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


13.00-16.00 Introduction to Reflective Practice with Dr Jacqui Stedmon, Programme Director and Professor Rudi Dallos, Clinical Psychology Research Director

Wednesday 20 September

Venue (all day): 8 Kirkby Place, room 001

9.00-13.00 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 FOR LUNCH

14.00-14.30 Bridges Student Interdisciplinary Learning

14.30-17.00 Professional Issues 1: Reading time for PI 2 on Friday, private study and group work

Thursday 21 September

Morning Venue: Smeaton Building, room 203

9.00-13.00 Introduction to PWID strand and history of services with Helen Lloyd and Service User Drama Group (with refreshments)


Afternoon Venue: Rolle Building, Room 214 and Break-out Rooms 213 and 313

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 22 September

Venue (all day): 8 Kirkby Place, room 001

10.00-11.00 Introduction to the Library and IT Services with Joanna Triplett, Information Specialist

11.00-12.00 Tour of the Library with Joanna Triplett, Information Specialist

12.00-13.30  LUNCH WITH PSYCHOLOGY POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS in Babbage 410 (lunch provided)

14.00-17.00 Professional Issues 2 with Mike Hodgkinson, Head of Service, Cornwall Foundation Trust (reading from Wednesday)

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 25th September is University week 9.

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