Congratulations on achieving your place on the BA Education with Psychology programme. I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the University of Bath, and to provide you with some information about the beginning of the semester and the induction programme that has been arranged for you.

Welcome Week for new first year students runs from Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September, and the Students’ Union will also be offering a range of social and recreational activities during the week.

On Wednesday 27 September 2017 we will have an introductory meeting for all new students in the Department. This will be an opportunity to meet some of our staff, and for me to tell you more about the programme. All students will be allocated a personal tutor who will be responsible for your pastoral and academic care, and there will be an opportunity to meet your personal tutor on Thursday 28 September.

You will also have a Peer Mentor who is a current student of the University and will be able to share experiences with you, and answer any questions you may have about being a student here in Bath (a dedicated Peer Mentor Induction session will take place on Friday 29 September). During the week you will receive a large amount of information about the programme and the University, so it will be helpful to bring writing materials with you to take notes as necessary.

Once you have registered and your computing account has been activated, you will be able to access the department Moodle hub, where you can access department and programme information. You will receive further information about the Moodle hub early in Semester 1.

There is no need to conduct extensive reading before beginning the course but you may (out of interest) wish to look at the following examples of texts that will be relevant to the programme:

  • Corcoran, T. (Ed.). (2014). Psychology in Education: Critical Theory-Practice. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers
  • James, A. et al. (2005). Constructing Childhood: Theory, policy, and social practice. Palgrave-Macmillan
  • Jenks, C. (1996). Childhood. London: Routledge
  • Stables, A. (2008). Childhood and the Philosophy of Education: an anti-Aristotelian perspective. London: Continuum

If you have a disability or learning support need, it is important that you contact the Student Disability Service before starting your studies with us, even if you have already declared this on your UCAS application. Additional support and any alternative exam arrangements can take time to arrange, so do contact them as early as possible to ensure you get the support you may be entitled to.

If you have any queries please contact Alison Mayes, our Undergraduate Administrator, on 01225 386653 or email

We wish you a safe journey to Bath and we look forward to seeing you in September.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Sam Carr
Director of Studies for the BA (Hons) Education with Psychology