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Before you arrive - visit Welcome to Warwick pages to enrol and register for an IT Account

Welcome to the Department of Psychology! We are sure that the next twelve months will be exciting, challenging and rewarding. During the first few days, there will be a number of important meetings where procedures will be explained in detail. In the meantime, here's some information to get you started. Please note this information is being updated constantly over the month of September, so do check back to see if there have been any changes and/or additions:

Location
Welcome Week Induction Events
Staff
Personal tutor
IT Systems
Modules
Timetable
Reading Lists
Handbooks
English Language Classes
Recommended Computing Specifications
Library

Location

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  • The Psychology Department is located on the first floor of the Humanities Building and on the first three floors of the Annex to the Humanities Building. Room numbers are prefixed by 'H' for Humanities. See Campus Maps for more information.
  • The Psychology Department Postgraduate Programmes Office is in room H1.46 on the 1st floor at the ‘Annex' end of the Humanities Building.
  • Academic staff, research staff and research students have offices on the first floor of the main part of the Humanities Building as well as in the 2nd floor Annex. Labs are on the ground floor of the Annex and there are research rooms on the 3rd floor.
  • Students and staff have a joint
    Common Room (H1.45) with microwave and refrigerator, and free tea and coffee.
  • You can also get light refreshments in nearby cafés in the Library and in the Arts Centre.
Common Room

Welcome Week Induction Events

As part of Welcome 2021, the main Induction Events and Q+A sessions for each course will be taking place on the following days:

MSc in Behavioural and Data Science - 29th September 2021

MSc in Behavioural and Economic Science (Science Track) - 29th September 2021

MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology - 1st October 2021

MSc in Psychological Research - 29th September 2021

Any core Induction Events for your course will soon be pre-populated in your Welcome timetable. These will cover:

From early September, you will then have the opportunity to add more University-wide events and create your personalised Welcome Week timetable. You can find more information about Welcome 2021 on the main Warwick page.

Staff

Course Directors

Dr Claudie Fox

Director of PGT Studies

Programme Director, MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology

Email: Claudie.Fox@warwick.ac.uk

Room: H1.26

Working days: Monday, Thursday, Friday

Professor Thomas Hills

Programme Director, MSc in Behavioural and Data Science

Email: T.T.Hills@warwick.ac.uk

Room: H1.34

Professor Elliot Ludvig

Programme Director, MSc in Behavioural and Economic Science (Science Track)

Email: E.Ludvig@warwick.ac.uk

Room: H1.21

 Dr Friederike Schlaghecken

Programme Director, MSc in Psychological Research

Email: F.Schlaghecken@warwick.ac.uk

Room: H2.48

Key Admin Staff

Angela Gibson

Academic Programmes Manager (secondment until January 2022)

Email: A.Gibson@warwick.ac.uk

Room: H1.42

Tom Freeman

Postgraduate Programmes Officer

Responsible for: MSc in Behavioural and Economic Science (Science Track)

Email: Thomas.G.Freeman@warwick.ac.uk

Room: H1.46

Nicky Grant

Postgraduate Secretary

Responsible for: MSc in Behavioural and Data Science, MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology, MSc in Psychological Research

Email: N.Grant@warwick.ac.uk

Room: H1.46

Working days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Other people to look out for

Professor Derrick Watson

Head of Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Fiona MacCallum

Deputy Head of Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find room locations and contact details for other academics and staff in the department on the Psychology Department's People pages.

If you have any issues not covered during Welcome Week, please drop by the Postgraduate Programmes Office in H1.46 Humanities (generally staffed 9:00 - 16:00 Monday - Thursday, 9:00 - 15:30 Fridays) or email us at: PsychologyPG@warwick.ac.uk.

Personal tutor

All students at Warwick are assigned a personal tutor when they start their course. Personal tutors can help you with any issues that affect you personally and provide academic support as needed. You should feel free to arrange to speak with them any time you feel you need to. Your personal tutor's details, including their contact information, will appear on your Tabula profile closer to the start of term.

We are currently hoping that personal tutors will be able to arrange an initial face-to-face meeting with their tutees during the first week of Term 1, and will announce more details closer to the start of term if that is possible.

IT Systems

As a reminder, your Warwick IT account is only available once you have:

1 Enrolled

2 Registered online

Once you have done that, on any computer linked to the internet you will have access to:

Modules

Each course consists of a number of core and optional modules. You will be able to start registering for any optional modules about a week before the start of term through MyWarwick.

Each module is usually run by one or two academics and consists of a mixture of lectures, seminars, and practical classes. The course pages on our website provide an indicitive list of available modules on each course, and you will be able to find more specific information on most modules, including content and assessment methods, on their departmental and Moodle pages.

Module information for modules run by WBS will be available on their unique portal, my.wbs.

Timetable

Once you have registered for your modules, you will be able see most of your personal timetable, including lectures, seminars, and practical classes, on Tabula.

Timetabling information for modules run by WBS will be available on their unique portal, my.wbs.

Note: Lectures run from 5 minutes past the hour, to 5 minutes to the hour.

Timetables for the following courses for TERM 1 ONLY can be found below. Please be aware that, where there is more than one seminar slot for a module, you will only be assigned to one of these:

Behavioural and Economic Science (Science Track)

Behavioural and Data Science

Clinical Applications of Psychology

Psychological Research

Questions regarding timetabling and seminar allocation for Psychology modules should be directed to psychologyPG@warwick.ac.uk

Questions regarding timetabling and seminar allocation for non-Psychology modules should be directed to:

WBS - TBA

Economics - economics.pgoffice@warwick.ac.uk

Reading Lists

At this time, the only course with a suggested reading list is Behavioural and Economic Science (Science Track), which can be viewed here.

Suggested reading lists for Psychology modules can be found on their departmental and Moodle pages.

Handbooks

The course handbooks cover a lot of valuable information and procedures relating to your course, and should be read through to familiarise you with these details.

Handbooks can be accessed below once available:

Behavioural and Economic Science (Science Track)

Behavioural and Data Science

Clinical Applications of Psychology

Psychological Research

They will also be available on each course's page on the Psychology website in due course.

English Language Classes

For students on the MSc in Behavioural and Economic Science (Science Track) and the MSc in Behavioural and Data Science, the department is hoping to offer in-sessional English Language classes during Term 1. These classes are designed for international students that have limited previous experience of writing and speaking English in an academic setting, with the aim of providing them with key skills which will enable them to succeed in their studies. The classes are not suitable for near-native or very advanced speakers of English.

The classes seek to provide input on both writing and speaking skills in English (the main emphasis is on the former). On the writing side, they will look at structuring and writing reports, talking about data and statistics, creating an objective and dispassionate academic style, positioning with regard to the reader, sentence and paragraph structure within the academic field. If students would like, they can also cover discussion and presenting in English skills.

More information on whether we can provide these courses and how to register your interest for them if so will be provided in due course.

Recommended Computer Specifications

With the ongoing impact of Covid-19, it will be more important than ever for incoming students to have their own personal, portable computing device, to enable them to flexibly work both in and out of lectures, seminars, etc.

You can find the department's recommended specifications and advice here.

Please be aware that a mobile phone, iPad, tablet, etc., is NOT sufficient for the purposes of studying, and you will struggle to participate in your studies if you only have one of those devices.

If you are a home fee-paying student or a Sanctuary Scholar who is struggling to meet the cost of the IT equipment you need to undertake your course, then you may be eligible to apply for a non-repayable IT Support Bursary of £600. You can find more information about this at: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/academicoffice/funding/hardshipfunds/ftfunds/itbursary/.

Library

The Library can be found on central campus, opposite the Physical Sciences building, and houses a number of facilities for both undergraduate and postgraduate students to make use of, including computing facilities, private study rooms, and meeting areas.

Please watch the following video to learn more from the department's Academic Support Librarian, Sam Johnson, about features of the Library which Psychology students may find particularly beneficial.

Please note: you will need to log in with your Warwick account to view this video.

Dates:

Welcome Week:
Monday 27th September
Lectures begin:
Monday 4th October
Term dates

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