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									         Welcome to the School of Psychology
Welcome to the start of your BSc Counselling and BSc Counselling and Mentoring
Degree commencing at the University of East London. This booklet tells you
about the events taking place in Induction Week and includes your provisional
timetable for Semester A.

We begin the academic year with a week of special sessions to introduce you to
your programme, your School and the University. This is the beginning of your
induction to Higher Education, a process that will continue through your first
year with us. The activities are designed to help new students settle in before
teaching begins and before the other students return. During this week you will
meet the First Year Tutors and other key members of staff who will support you
during your time at UEL, as well as your fellow students, so attendance is
essential!

                   Induction week is
    Monday 17 September to Friday 21st September 2012.
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During induction week you will receive a large amount of information. You do not
need to remember it all but you do need to become familiar with the booklets etc
that you are given so you know where to find information when you need it. If
you would like any clarification or further help, please do not be afraid to ask. It
is very likely that other students will have similar questions and your tutors will
be happy to help. Please check that you know when and where to attend by
reading the programme below. Please remember to bring this booklet, writing
materials and a diary with you.

Qualifications check

Important: All students must bring with them evidence of their academic
qualifications that they referred to on their application form, unless their
application was processed by UCAS.

                                  Programme

Monday 17th September

If you are a Combined Honours student only (ie you are taking a BSc Psychology
+ another subject), the first session to attend is at the Docklands campus on
Monday 17th September. You will receive information about this from the
Combined Honours School and see the details at www.uel.ac.uk/firstweek. For
the Docklands campus, take the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Cyprus station.




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Tuesday 18th September

If you are taking the Single Honours BSc Psychology (or BSc Developmental
Psychology or BSc Forensic Psychology) the first session is at 9.30 on Tuesday
18th September in room CC.1.01 at the Stratford campus, where the School of
Psychology is located. Combined Honours Psychology Major students also atten.
Please arrive between 9.00 and 9.30 – talks will start promptly at 9.30!

Aims:
    To welcome students to the School of Psychology
    To provide an overview of the degree programmes
    To inform students about the key support services

TIME       EVENT                 LOCATION   CONTENT
9.30      Introduction to the   CC.1.01    You will be welcomed by a member of
10.15      School of                        the Vice Chancellor’s Group, the
           Psychology                       psychology Field Leader, your
                                            Programme Leaders, Year One Tutors
                                            and other staff.
10.15     Outline of the        CC.1.01    The content and structure of the degree
10.45      Psychology degree                programme will be described.


10.45  11.15        Coffee break

11.15     Library information   CC.1.01    The specialist librarian for Psychology
11.30                                       will tell you about the library and other
                                            facilities in our library and learning
                                            centre.
11.30     Introducing the       CC.1.01    The functions of the Psychology
11.45      Psychology                       Helpdesk will be outlined so that you
           Helpdesk                         know how to get the most from this
                                            valuable resource.
11.45     Study and language    CC.1.01    Students will receive advice on the
12.00      skills                           support available for developing study
                                            skills and language skills.
12.00     Progress bursary      CC.1.01    Our bookshop representative will explain
12.15                                       the bookshop benefits available to
                                            students as they progress through their
                                            first modules.

12.15  1.15         Lunch break

1.15      Introduction to the   CC.1.01    Speakers from the Student Union and
1.30       Student Union and                Student Services will provide information
           Student Services                 about services to support you with
                                            careers, childcare, counselling & health,
                                            plus our sport facilities and activities.
1.35      UEL IT, email and     CC.1.01    This session introduces the computing
1.50       introduction to UEL              and other IT facilities available at UEL,
           plus.                            including a guide to using the email
                                            system and UEL plus.


1.50      Q&A Session           CC.1.01    A chance to ask the Year Tutors any
2.00                                        questions about today’s sessions.
2.00      Qualifications        AE.3.18/   Students who did not apply through
4.00       check                 AE.2.06    UCAS have their qualifications verified so
                                            that they will be able to enrol.

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Wednesday 19th September 2012

BSc Counselling & Mentoring

Aims   of the day:
       To introduce key reading material at level 1
       To introduce the tutorial system and student contract
       To work together in teams to complete orientation exercise


 TIME          EVENT               LOCATION      CONTENT
 11.00        Introduction to     UH.1.36       Students will be introduced to the
 12.00         the BSc                           Programme.
               Counselling and
               Mentoring

 12.00        Introduction to     UH.1.36       Level 3 students will be introduced to the
 13.00         Research and                      year and to Research with the Team.
               Level 3


 13.00  14.00          Lunch Break

 14.00        Orientation quiz    Around the    During this period, students will
 15.00                             campus        complete the orientation checklist and
                                                 quiz provided by the Year One Tutors


 15.00pm               Deadline for completing the quiz

 15.00        Welcome Drinks      Le Café,      After completing your quiz we invite you
 16.00         gathering           ground        for a welcome drink with the First Year
                                   floor,        Tutors, and other members of staff and
                                   Arthur        students.
                                   Edwards
                                   Building



During induction you will start to explore the facilities available at the Stratford
campus. There is a well-equipped Library with IT facilities (and a brand new
library is under construction) and offices where the Student Union and various
support services are based. We have a spacious café in the Arthur Edwards
Building and further catering outlets in other buildings.

The School of Psychology itself has extensive research facilities including a
virtual reality lab, EEG lab, infant observation lab, testing cubicles and interview
rooms with recording facilities which are used for triad practice in skills oriented
modules. Students have access and/or visits to these resources during their
programmes. Psychology students are also supported by a dedicated Helpdesk.
Our orientation quiz will help you to become familiar with these facilities right
from the start.




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Thursday 20th September

TIME        EVENT                      LOCATION      CONTENT
9.30am     Collection of student ID   Enrolment     Students collect their ID card
12.00       card                       centre,       which is essential to gain
noon                                   Docklands     access to UEL buildings, use
                                       campus        the library and the swipe card
                                                     attendance monitoring system.



We strongly recommend that you complete the enrolment process via UEL Direct
before Induction week and so that you only need to obtain your student ID card
at the enrolment centre and minimise delays. You must also complete the
qualifications check, referred to above, in order to collect your card.


Friday 21st September

This final day of induction week is kept free of formal activities, so that students
have an opportunity to prepare for the start of teaching. For example, you might
need to:

       have another look through the information you received this week;
       check that you know where & when your lectures, workshops & tutorials
        will be
       visit the library again so that you are familiar with the psychology area
       borrow or buy a textbook
       obtain materials you will need such as paper, files, diary etc
       make sure your study area is ready to use

We also encourage you to attend Freshers’ Fair. This informal event is organised
by the Students Union and provides an opportunity to find out about student
societies and activities, sign up for those that interest you and meet students
from other programmes in the university. If you find nothing to your taste, you
might like to start something new! For details about further events organised by
the Student Union, look out for posters at the SU offices and on notice-boards
throughout the University. You will hear more about this at the talk by the
Student Union representative during Induction week.




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                          Level 1
                       (new students)
                    Semester A Timetable


Level 1               BSc Counselling & Mentoring and BSc Counselling

Day         Time                Module                           Room

Tuesday     10.00-12.00         GC 1002 Personal                 UH 3.11
                                Development and Skills

            12.00-13.00         GC 1002 Personal                 UH.311
                                Development and Skills
                                Seminar
Thursday    9.00 – 10.30        GC1001 Core Skills and           UH.3.13
                                Processes 1

            10.30-12.00         GC1001 Core Skills and       Psychology Labs
                                Processes 1
                                Practice Skills
Thursday    14.00 – 17.00       PY1107 Individuals,          CC 1.01
                                Development and Social
                                Behaviour
                                Tutorials/Seminars/workshops


                           Level 3
                      (Hackney Cohort)
                    Semester A Timetable

Level 3                           BSc Counselling (single)

Day         Time                Module                           Room

Wednesday   9.00-11.00          GC3004                           RB 1.14
                                Counselling & Mentoring
                                Dissertation
            11.00-12.00         GC3004                           TBC
                                Counselling & Mentoring
                                Dissertation
Wednesday   13.00-14.30         GC3003                           RB G.13
                                Counselling Practice &
                                Development
            14.30-16.00         GC3003                           Psychology Labs
                                Clinical Supervision             (AE building)

Thursday    13.00-16.00         GC3002                           RB G.17
                                Existential & Insight Oriented
                                Approaches




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Show that you are here!        Sign, Sign, Swipe


It is essential for your own progress as well as for University regulations, assessment registers and
financial agreements that you attend the lectures, tutorials etc regularly. It is your responsibility to
establish proof of your attendance by: signing the weekly register at the Psychology Helpdesk,
signing any class registers that your tutors pass around in class, using the swipe card system where
this is available. Further details will be given at induction.


Transport and local information

The closest stations to the Stratford campus are Stratford (10 mins walk) and Maryland (5 mins
walk). To reach these take:

Underground: Central Line or Jubilee Line to Stratford station.
Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Stratford station.
Railway: Great Eastern: London Liverpool Street - Shenfield - Southend services via Ilford stop at
Stratford and Maryland Stations. Silverlink Railways: Richmond - North Woolwich Services stop
at Stratford.
Buses: Bus routes 86, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 473 call at Stratford station. Buses 25 and
69 stop at Stratford Broadway.
By car: UEL Stratford campus is accessible from the A11, A12 and A13. However there is only
limited parking available; there is some parking on streets around the campus subject to meters &
time limits and in the car parks of local shopping centres. Students are advised to use public
transport if at all possible.

Stratford has fantastic local facilities which students can enjoy. There is the newly developed and
extensive Westfield Shopping Centre, with a huge range of shops, cafes and leisure facilities as
well as the more traditional Stratford Shopping centre with its local market. There are multi-screen
cinemas (including The Picture House) and a theatre (the Theatre Royal Stratford) a few minutes
away from campus. There are brand new sports facilities at the Docklands campus as well as the
London 2012 Olympic Park to visit. You may like to visit Hackney Marshes (20 mins walk) or
Upton Park (home of West Ham FC) (10-15 mins walk).




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