MSc Advanced Psychology and MSc Clinical Psychology 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. The sessions in this week 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. The timetable of sessions is listed below. Please read it carefully, and ensure you attend.

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 17th September

Venue: Link Building Room 301

12.00-12.30 refreshments

12.30-13.30  Welcome and introduction to MSc and MPsych Programmes with Prof Tim Hollins, Head of School and Programme Leaders, Chris Berry and Alyson Norman

13.30-14.00 Introduction to the University Wellbeing Services with Nicola Ayer from Student Services

14.00-14.30 University card collection for NEW STUDENTS ONLY.  Students without a student card go to Rolle Building, room 114 and return to Link 301 by 14.30. You must complete online enrolment and photo upload at least 5 days prior to collecting your University card, also remember to bring ID either valid passport and/or driving licence. Cards are only issued to new students, so if you are a returning student please bring your existing student card with you.

14.30-15.00 Logins and emails, please bring your device if you have one.  Book a tutorial meeting for week 1. Return to Link 301

15.00-15.30 Tea and cake

15.30 Campus Tour (optional)  Events Team will meet you at Roland Levinsky Building Reception

It is important that you enrol online and upload a photo prior to attending Induction, because this will enable us to create your computing account and student card in good time.

Please use the links below to enrol and upload your photo. If you have any problems enrolling please contact

A Postgrad welcome party will be arranged at the beginning of Semester 1, for psychology postgraduate and research students and teaching staff. You will be informed when and where it is to be held via email.

Please note the week beginning 23 September is University week nine.

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