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2 First Year Psychology Student Induction Dr Julie Castronovo Year 1 Tutor

3 Welcome! Official welcome from our Head of Department Prof Marie Reid

4 Hull University Union

5 Dr Jo Horne

6 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:

7 Welcome Julia Goodall Careers and Employability Service

8 Too much information… University of Hull Careers and Employability Service

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10 hull.ac.uk/careers University of Hull Careers and Employability Service #hullunicareers University of Hull Careers & Employability Service

11 What we do… University of Hull Careers and Employability Service One to one support Appointments with your Careers Adviser Advice and guidance by 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 Department

12 What do we do? University of Hull Careers and Employability Service Jobs and internships - Free elective module Information – online and printed Student careers ambassadors Hull Employability Awards E-mentoring opportunities

13 Key messages University of Hull Careers and Employability Service 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 discipline. Welcome clip on youtube.com

14 Upcoming events – University of Hull Careers and Employability Service 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

15 Psychology Society Societies Gold Award Winner at the HUU Awards 2013 Societies Silver Award Winner at the HUU Awards 2014

16 Psychology Hull Year 1

17 Year One Modules – BSc Psychology (if not on a ‘with’ course) Semester 1 Semester 2

18 Year One Modules – BSc Psychology (if not on a ‘with’ course) Semester 1 Semester 2 DEAR Design Execution Analysis of Research Includes Practicals A CADEMIC S TAFF Dr Shane LindsayDr Emily Mather (Module Manager)

19 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 intelligence A CADEMIC S TAFF Dr David SmithDr Graham Dean (Module Manager T&E 1)(Module Manager T&E2)

20 Year One Modules – BSc Psychology (if not on a ‘with’ course) Semester 1 Semester 2 A CADEMIC S TAFF Dr Julie Castronovo (Module Manager) Help students become more effective & competent learners in academia: - Essay writing - Critical analysis of research - Exam Techniques - Literature Search - Employability -... Dr Myfanwy Bugler

21 Year One Modules – BSc Psychology (if not on a ‘with’ course) Semester 1 Semester 2 Pioneers of Modern Psychology: Introduction to people and ideas that have shaped modern psychology A CADEMIC S TAFF Prof Paul Wilson (Module Manager)

22 Online Teaching Material - Modules’ handbook - Lecture slides - Modules’ announcements -...

23 eBridge sites Ensure you are familiar with eBridge

24 Online Teaching Material Each module’s reading list

25 Each module’s reading list

26 PASS Scheme 2 nd and 3 rd Year student volunteers work in small teams to help 1 st 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. Peer Assisted Study Sessions Dr. Emily Mather is the Psychology PASS Academic Co-ordinator.

27 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 unbalanced.

28 The PASS experience Please come along and try it out - your attendance and co- operation 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!

29 DEAR 1 and PASS groups To find out which DEAR and PASS groups you have been assigned to, please your personalised timetable online

30 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.

31 Timetable – Semester 1

32 Your S1 Psych modules will be in.... Theory & Exploration Pioneers in Modern Psychology DEAR1 PASS Learning and Working

33 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.

34 For more info on Clinical Psychology Doctorate  Visit the Clinical Psychology website:  Dr Jo Beckett Lecturer in Clinical Check Induction site for slides on the Clinical program:

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36 Lectures: basic rules PREPARE RESPECT

37 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 Permitted). Absence: – In case of illness, – 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

38 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.

39 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

40 Coursework submission Deadlines for assessments 1 working day late: 10% of possible marks are automatically deducted 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.

41 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:

42 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

43 Disabilities Tutor Dr. Jason Tipples 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 department.

44 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 Lecturer Fen 170b Jade Norris PhD student Fen 153 Laura Purdon Postgraduates Admin AS1 126 Chun Yang Technician Fen 166

45 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.

46 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 here. 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.

47 Selling and buying books You can buy and sell books within the Psychology Department. Service available via intranet. Very easy to use, student selling the book. Webpage:

48 Exclusive Value Pack for Year 1 Psychology 6 essential textbooks for year 1 and beyond, selected by your teaching team Price: £ in the Student Union

49 How Much Do You Save? SAVE £52 when you purchase this value pack for £ GET £48 in credit to spend on anything else at Waterstones Exclusive to Hull Waterstones

50 in the Student Union

51 etiquette

52 Different sorts of academic staff at uni: – Lecturers – Senior Lecturers – Professors – Administrative staff – Postgraduates Academic Staff are involved in teaching & research Most effective way & more frequent of communicating: s

53 etiquette Rules to follow: Informal s are meant for s to your friends, colleagues, university staff Formal s: applications for jobs, interviews, internships, etc. When ing someone you don’t know, formal s = safe option (few people are offended by somebody being too polite!)

54 etiquette: informal s Start the by greeting, addressing the person you’re writing to: Dear Julie, Dear Dr Castronovo, Hello Julie, Hi Julie, Bonjour Julie, Hello all,

55 etiquette: informal s Start the by greeting, addressing the person you’re writing to: Hiya! Hey! Yo Julie!

56 etiquette: informal s Short & to the point! Politeness = NOT an option “Please” “Thank you” “Can I have” “I want...” “Give me...”

57 etiquette: informal s 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.”

58 etiquette: informal s Provide enough details: your name, year, module... “ 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 (w5)?” “What is the reference, you talked about?” Who? Level? What? Which module?

59 etiquette: informal s Sign off with your name Use some closing salutation “Best wishes,” “Best regards,” “With kind regards,” “Cheerio,”

60 etiquette: formal s Previous rules, but applied in a stricter manner You must address the Sign off with a closing salutation & your full un-contracted first name and surname “ Dear Dr. Smith” “Dear Professor Smith,” “Dear Sir or Madam,” Golden rules if you are applying for a job!! “ With kind regards, Michael Jones”

61 etiquette: formal s Please consider which address you use Funny address: – Lack of credibility – Your identity is not seen – Could be dismissed as spam

62 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 mentor.

63 Wednesday 1 st October – 15.05Year 1 InductionAS3 Large Lecture Theatre Thursday 2 rd October – 17.00University UG RegistrationStaff House By arrangement (see welcome letter) Meet personal supervisorApplied Science/Fenner Friday 3 rd October By arrangement (see welcome letter) Meet personal supervisorApplied Science/ Fenner Week One Timetable

64 Thursday Night at 6.30 onwards Old Grey Mare on Cottingham Road (across from Uni Main Entrance)

65 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

66 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

67 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: 10 th Oct Election week: Oct For more information, go to Or contact: Dr. Kazuyo Nakabayashi Chair of Student Staff Committee


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