First Year Psychology - Psychology Intranet

First Year Psychology
Student Induction
Dr Julie Castronovo
Year 1 Tutor
Official welcome from our
Head of Department
Prof Marie Reid
Hull University Union
Dr Jo Horne
British Psychological Society
• BPS is a representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK.
• As undergraduate students studying psychology, you are eligible to join
this society.
• Benefits of membership – The Psychologist, PsychTalk, online access to
BPS journals, discounts
• Cost of student membership:
£25 per year for non-tax payers (£60 for tax payers)
£63 for 3-year membership for non-tax payers (£168 for tax payers)
• Online application forms are available on the BPS website:
Julia Goodall
Careers and Employability Service
Too much information…
University of Hull Careers and Employability
University of Hull Careers and Employability
University of Hull Careers &
Employability Service
University of Hull Careers and Employability
What we do…
One to one support
• Appointments with your Careers Adviser
• Advice and guidance by e-mail and skype
Events (careers fairs, talks, employer presentations)
• Employer presentations
• Skills workshops – CVs, interviews, networking,
• Practice assessment centres, practice interviews and
practice tests
• Specific events & activities in partnership with your
University of Hull Careers and Employability
What do we do?
Jobs and internships -
Free elective module
Information – online and printed
Student careers ambassadors
Hull Employability Awards
E-mentoring opportunities
University of Hull Careers and Employability
Key messages
Register with Careers now –
Try out different opportunities.
Get work experience to enhance your employability.
Do not leave it until your final year.
Most graduate opportunities are for graduates of any
• Welcome clip on
University of Hull Careers and Employability
Upcoming events –
13 October : Teaching - training routes, funding and application process
13 October : Teach First presentation
15 October : Teaching - School Direct presentation
16 October : Working in Education - though not teaching
22 October : Graduate Retail Careers Fair, Leeds Met
23 October : Exploring the food industry - presentation by Blue Earth Foods
23 October : Preparing for a Legal career - event for BAME students
28 October : University of Hull Graduate Recruitment Fair
30 October : Applications session by EY (formerly Ernst and Young)
6 November : WM Morrisons - manufacturing opportunities
6 November : University of Hull Law Careers Fair
6 November: EY- Q and A Session
University of Hull Careers and Employability
Societies Gold Award Winner at the
HUU Awards 2013
Societies Silver Award Winner at the
HUU Awards 2014
Psychology Hull
Year 1
Year One Modules – BSc Psychology
(if not on a ‘with’ course)
Semester 1
Semester 2
Year One Modules – BSc Psychology
(if not on a ‘with’ course)
Semester 1
Analysis of
Includes Practicals
Semester 2
Dr Shane Lindsay
(Module Manager)
Dr Emily Mather
Year One Modules – BSc Psychology
(if not on a ‘with’ course)
Semester 1
Semester 2
Explore 6 core areas of psychology:
- Biological psychology
- Developmental psychology
- The psychology of thinking and language
- Perception, learning and memory
- Social psychology
- Psychology of personality and
Dr David Smith
(Module Manager T&E 1)
Dr Graham Dean
(Module Manager T&E2)
Year One Modules – BSc Psychology
(if not on a ‘with’ course)
Semester 1
Help students become more effective &
competent learners in academia:
- Essay writing
- Critical analysis of research
- Exam Techniques
- Literature Search
- Employability
- ...
Semester 2
Dr Julie Castronovo
(Module Manager)
Dr Myfanwy Bugler
Year One Modules – BSc Psychology
(if not on a ‘with’ course)
Semester 1
Pioneers of Modern Psychology:
Introduction to people and ideas that
have shaped modern psychology
Prof Paul Wilson
(Module Manager)
Semester 2
Online Teaching Material
- Modules’ handbook
- Lecture slides
- Modules’ announcements
- ...
eBridge sites
Ensure you are familiar with eBridge
Online Teaching Material
Each module’s reading list
Each module’s reading list
PASS Scheme
Peer Assisted Study Sessions
Dr. Emily Mather is the
Psychology PASS Academic
Co-ordinator. E-mail:
[email protected]
2nd and 3rd Year student
volunteers work in small
teams to help 1st Year
students in weekly
timetabled sessions.
The student leaders are
not there to re-teach
material; they are there
to help you work
together to develop
your understanding.
PASS Scheme
• The sessions begin from Week 3.
• The sessions are linked to the ‘Theory and
Explorations 1’ module.
• The sessions run on Monday 9.15am, Wednesday
12.15pm, and Friday 10.15am. This information should
be on your timetable.
• Please attend your ALLOCATED slot, not whichever one
you want to attend. Otherwise, group sizes will be
The PASS experience
• Please come along and try it out - your attendance and cooperation makes all the difference.
• The Department of Sport Science started running the PASS
scheme three years ago and there have been significant
improvements in the students’ grades since!
• PASS sessions are relaxed informal gatherings, so you
shouldn’t feel intimidated or afraid to speak out.
• It will also be a great opportunity to meet new people!
DEAR 1 and PASS groups
To find out which DEAR
and PASS groups you
have been assigned to,
please your
personalised timetable
• Your personal online timetable indicates your contact times at classes: you
can always access the latest version from either on campus or remotely.
• Timetables for Semesters 1 and 2 are published online via You should click on the link and log on with
your campus username and password
• Some classes, e.g. workshops, are split into a small groups. You will be
assigned to specific groups. Due to practical constraints, you are unable to
choose which group to attend and need to attend the ones assigned to
you. The groups you've been allocated to should appear on your personal
online timetable.
Timetable – Semester 1
Your S1 Psych modules will be in....
Learning and Working
Pioneers in Modern Psychology
Theory & Exploration
Clinical Psychology Doctorate
• Opportunity to study Clinical Psychology Doctorate
immediately following your UG Psychology degree (only for
BSc Psychology)
• Very limited places: Module marks and appropriate
experience will be used as selection criteria.
• In Semester 1, the clinical team will give a talk about the
program and what students who are considering clinical
psychology need to start thinking about.
For more info on
Clinical Psychology Doctorate
 Visit the Clinical Psychology website:
 Email Dr Jo Beckett ([email protected]), Lecturer in Clinical
Check Induction site for slides on
the Clinical program:
Lectures: basic rules
Teaching Sessions
Attendance monitoring
• Attendance to all teaching sessions (lectures, tutorials, practicals) is
COMPULSORY in Psychology
• It is your responsibility to make sure that you sign the register during
each class.
• Departmental-level (then if needed Faculty-Level) warning letter(s) will
be issued following consecutive unauthorised absences
• Resits can be denied on the grounds of poor attendance (Resit Not
• Absence:
– In case of illness, email: [email protected]
– Need to be away from studies: fill Request to be Absent Form (available on
the intranet)
• To be signed by year tutor for absence less than 7 days
• To be signed by HoD for absence more than 7 days
Teaching sessions
To ensure that there is a constructive learning environment
for ALL students, your lecturers and tutors may:
Exclude late arrivals
Exclude students who are not prepared for their classes
Warn disruptive students that they will be asked to leave if the
disruption continues. Students who are asked to leave a class
as a result of being disruptive will be required to attend a
follow-up meeting to discuss their unacceptable behaviour.
Persistent offenders will be dealt with under the existing
student disciplinary procedures.
Coursework submission
As a student in the Faculty of Science and
Engineering, you are expected to:
• Take responsibility for your assessed work
ensuring it is submitted in a timely fashion and
free of plagiarism and unfair means.
Coursework submission
Deadlines for assessments
• 1 working day late: 10% of possible
marks are automatically deducted.
• 2 -10 working days late: mark will be
capped at 40.
• > 10 working days late: mark of zero.
• Need to apply for authorised
extension in mitigating circumstances.
See Psychology main office.
Support services
Student support services
– Disability Services
– Student Loans and Hardship
– Student Counselling
– Study Advice Service
– and more.....
You can get in touch with them at: [email protected]
Skills Team
Skills Team offer a number of resources and assistance
that you may find helpful during your studies. See
This includes
Study Skills
Information and Digital Literacy skills
Mathematics, Numeracy and Statistics
Exam Techniques
Disabilities Tutor
Dr. Jason Tipples
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (46)6158
Office : Fenner Room 142-A
Dr . Tipples acts as a link between Disability Services and Psychology.
He can apply for special exam arrangements on a disabled student's
behalf, and he facilitates the student's support within the
Health and Safety
Please be aware of fire safety and emergency
procedures and familiarise yourself with these.
Psychology Department First Aiders:
Darren Bird
Computing officer
AS1 121
Henning Holle
Fen 170b
Jade Norris
PhD student
Fen 153
Laura Purdon
Postgraduates Admin
AS1 126
Chun Yang
Fen 166
Personal Supervisor
• You have all been assigned a personal supervisor.
• Meet three times throughout both semesters of Year 1 and at
various points throughout your degree.
• Introduction to the department/discuss Personal Development
Planning (PDP)/Learning and Working tutorials.
• You should all have a note of the day (Thursday or Friday), time
and room of your first meeting this week.
Academic members of Staff
• You can book an appointment to
meet any academic of staff on their
office door or on the online booking
system (intranet).
• You are welcome to sign up to meet
individually with any member of
staff at any point during your time
• You may have a question about
something they have taught you,
want feedback on something they
have marked or just want to chat
about their area of research.
Selling and buying books
You can buy and sell
books within the
Psychology Department.
Service available via
Very easy to use, email
student selling the book.
Exclusive Value Pack for Year 1
in the Student Union
6 essential textbooks for
year 1 and beyond,
selected by your teaching
Price: £286.99
How Much Do You Save?
SAVE £52 when you
purchase this value pack for
GET £48 in credit to spend
on anything else at
Exclusive to Hull
in the Student Union
Email etiquette
Email etiquette
• Different sorts of academic staff at uni:
Senior Lecturers
Administrative staff
• Academic Staff are involved in teaching & research
• Most effective way & more frequent of
communicating: emails
Email etiquette
Rules to follow:
• Informal emails are meant for emails to your
friends, colleagues, university staff
• Formal emails: applications for jobs, interviews,
internships, etc.
• When emailing someone you don’t know, formal
emails = safe option (few people are offended
by somebody being too polite!)
Email etiquette: informal emails
• Start the email by greeting, addressing the
person you’re writing to:
Dear Julie,
Dear Dr Castronovo,
Hello Julie,
Hi Julie,
Bonjour Julie,
Hello all,
Email etiquette: informal emails
• Start the email by greeting, addressing the
person you’re writing to:
Yo Julie!
Email etiquette: informal emails
• Short & to the point!
• Politeness = NOT an option
“Thank you”
“Can I have”
“I want...”
“Give me...”
Email etiquette: informal emails
• Use correct grammatical English
• Avoid text-speak and obscure acronyms
“Would it be possible
for me to come and see
you tomorrow?”
“U there 2mro?
Need 2 c u.”
Email etiquette: informal emails
• Provide enough details: your name, year,
module... Level?
“My name is Russell Sprout. I
am in year 1. Could you please
remind me the reference you
talked about in the last lecture
on Learning & Working
“What is the
reference, you talked
Email etiquette: informal emails
• Sign off with your name
• Use some closing salutation
“Best wishes,”
“Best regards,”
“With kind regards,”
Email etiquette: formal emails
• Previous rules, but applied in a stricter manner
• You must address the email
• Sign off with a closing salutation & your full un-contracted first
name and surname
“Dear Dr. Smith”
“Dear Professor Smith,”
“Dear Sir or Madam,”
“With kind regards,
Michael Jones”
Golden rules if
you are applying
for a job!!
Email etiquette: formal emails
• Please consider which email address you use
• Funny email address:
– Lack of credibility
– Your identity is not seen
– Could be dismissed as spam
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Freshers week and beyond...
• Make the most of your first week here....
 Join clubs/societies
 Enjoy yourself!
• When semester starts...
 Get into good habits!
 Any problems/questions contact your
personal supervisor, myself or your student
Week One Timetable
Wednesday 1st October
13.15 – 15.05
Year 1 Induction
AS3 Large Lecture Theatre
Thursday 2rd October
15.00 – 17.00
University UG Registration
Staff House
By arrangement
Meet personal supervisor
Applied Science/Fenner
(see welcome letter)
Friday 3rd October
By arrangement
(see welcome letter)
Meet personal supervisor
Applied Science/ Fenner
Old Grey Mare on Cottingham
Road (across from Uni Main
Thursday Night
at 6.30 onwards
Meeting us 
Meet with your student mentor
If you have any further questions relating to the course,
please come and see me or another member of staff.
This presentation is available on the Induction website
Student mentors
Amy Bradshaw
Tyler Mills
Emmie Smith
Michelle Tennant
Louise Foster
Emma Latham
Ava Doski
Kyle Ginn
Cassandra Heath
Vanessa Hall
Bianca Oltean
Salka Gustafsdottir
Caitlin Hayton
Michael Odonnell
Student Representatives
• Represent your year group, and sit on our staff-student
committee (4 times a year – refreshments provided).
• Look good on your c.v. and can be enjoyable.
• To nominate someone, please complete the nomination form
( and
return it to the Student Union OR Psychology Office.
• Do not worry training will be provided by the Union
• Nomination deadline: 10th Oct
• Election week: 13-17 Oct
For more information, go to
Or contact:
Dr. Kazuyo Nakabayashi ([email protected]) –
Chair of Student Staff Committee

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