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Psychology: New postgraduate students

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Postgraduate taught students

We will be updating this page regularly as new details of induction and welcome activities are released. Please ensure you check back here frequently for updates, as well as your personal email account, new University of Exeter email account, and your My Timetable for the most up-to-date information from us. (Please note you need to register with the University and activate your IT account to access My Timetable.) If you have any questions about your induction or starting your studies, please contact your Info Point using the details on this page.

Congratulations on obtaining a place on an MSc programme in Psychology.

If you have not yet accepted the offer of a place on the MSc programme and paid the required deposit, please do so as soon as possible so that full preparations can be made for your arrival in Exeter.

Welcome to the Department of Psychology at the University of Exeter!

You are joining one of the top universities in the country, a member of the Russell Group of top research-led universities, with an outstanding record of employability. As a consequence, you can expect our standards to be very high, our teaching to be excellent and your experience to be one of the best available in higher education.

What you will experience here is a step up from what you have experienced before at undergraduate level. You will learn advanced skills, taught by people who are world leaders in their areas of knowledge—Researchers who know exactly what it's like to establish a new finding, discover a new effect, or construct a new theory. They will expect you to learn to operate at the same level as them, and eventually to be capable of doing what they do.

I encourage you to make the best of this year by engaging with your tutors, lecturers and other members of staff. Become part of the discipline and attend our seminars and talks and you will feel the full benefit of studying at Exeter.

We look forward to working with you.

Professor Celia Morgan, Head of Psychology

Getting started in Psychology

On Thursday 16 September you will have some scheduled induction meetings to get to know the department.

The purpose of academic induction is to introduce you to your academic programme, complete any necessary pre-registration tasks, and meet fellow students and academic staff.

Please note that event times and locations are subject to change - please check your timetable in iExeter for the most up-to-date information and to access online events. 

Time

Event

Location

Who should attend?

13:00-14:00

Welcome and Introduction to MSc Programmes in Psychology
Hazel Mycroft and Tim Fawcett - Directors of Education

Introduction to the Students' Guild

Introduction to the Postgraduate SSLC (Student-Staff Liaison Committee)

Newman Blue, Peter Chalk Centre All students
14:00-15:00

Introduction to MSc Animal Behaviour

Dr Lisa Leaver (Programme Director)

Coffee and cake

WSL 234, Washington Singer Building MSc Animal Behaviour students only
14:00-15:00

Introduction to MSc Psychological Research Methods

Dr Aureliu Lavric (Programme Director)

Coffee and cake

WSL 219, Washington Singer Building MSc Psychological Research Methods students only
15:00-16:00

Introduction to MSc Psychology (Conversion)

Dr Lamprini Psychogiou (Programme Director), Sally Palmer

Coffee and cake

WSL 219, Washington Singer Building MSc Psychology (Conversion) students only
15:00-16:00

Introduction to MSc Social and Organisational Psychology

Dr Matt Gobel (Programme Director)

Coffee and cake

WSL 105, Washington Singer Building MSc Social and Organisational Psychology students only

Info at Washington Singer: Your Psychology Hub

If you have any Psychology-specific enquires please contact Info at Washington Singer by email psychology@exeter.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)1392 724626.

Psychology is based in the Washington Singer building on Perry Road. You can take virtual tours, complete with 360º panoramas, to see what the campus really looks like. 

For essential information relating to Psychology please go to our ELE (Exeter Learning Environment) page.

General enquiries

For all general and IT enquiries please contact SID (Student Information Desk) online or via the iExeter app: log on to iExeter, click on the ‘SID Helpdesk’ tab and select the link to ‘log a new enquiry’.

There is a huge range of information available about accessing support at Exeter – please see the student services directory

Psychology ELE Hub

For essential information relating to Psychology please go to our ELE (Exeter Learning Environment) page.

Access and wellbeing support

If you have declared a disability on your application form pre-arrival or on a medical form, we would advise you to contact AccessAbility and Wellbeing services by logging an enquiry through the SID helpdesk. They will ensure that you get the additional study support you require e.g. extra time in exams, specific software etc.

Wellbeing services offer mental health support and counselling, as well as self-help resources you can access here.

Services and support

Societies

If you are interested in joining any societies, you can look out for the Psychology Society during Freshers’ Week.

You can access your timetable via MyTimetable or in the iExeter app. Our How MyTimetable Works guide explains how to understand your timetable, check if your classes are online or on campus, and access your online classes.

The new students guide includes everything you need to know about starting University, with a handy checklist of tasks to help you through your first term.

» New students guide

Can you commit to one hour a week chatting to prospective students on your smartphone? Do you enjoy talking/writing? If yes, apply to become a Unibuddy Ambassador for the University of Exeter.

  • Share your experiences of University life
  • Build professional skills
  • Improve your CV and increase employability prospects
  • Support students just like you
  • Earn while you learn

Unibuddy is a social platform that connects current students with prospective applicants from around the world. Through informal chats, blogs and videos, Unibuddy ambassadors offer support, guidance and information to help applicants make the right decisions about higher education.

As a Unibuddy ambassador you will:

  • Answer questions from students about study, life and your experience at university (one hour per week at the standard ESA (Exeter Student Ambassador) hourly rate).
  • Help students find the right information and contact details for particular departments/people at the University of Exeter.
  • Check your account on a daily basis and answer questions in a timely manner.
  • Keep conversations going and build up a friendly relationship with students by asking questions and being engaging.
  • Provide a real insight into the University of Exeter experiences through chats, blogs and videos (a minimum of two pieces of content per month).

To be a successful Unibuddy you will:

  • Be a confident communicator who enjoys producing engaging content.
  • Have a positive outlook on university life and study.
  • Be flexible and willing to respond to questions quickly and efficiently.
  • Adopt a mature and professional approach to conversations.

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please express your interest to PGunibuddy@exeter.ac.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

Additional information

It is very important for this programme that you are ready to start your studies on Monday 20 September as the content progresses quickly, particularly in statistics and biological psychology, making it difficult to catch up on, and any students starting late will miss out on some of the support sessions. If you have any concerns about this, please contact us by email: psychology@exeter.ac.uk or telephone: +44 (0)1392 724626.

On this programme you will also take some modules in the Graduate School of Education, part of the College of Social Sciences and International Studies - please also familiarise yourself with the College's induction webpages.

College online induction

This induction course for CLES students is all about helping you to feel confident and happy during your first couple of weeks with us.

Welcome from Professor Richard Winsley

Richard is Associate Dean for Education in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.