Many congratulations on securing your place to study at the University of Bath; I wish you continued success during your time with us.

As Director of Studies (DoS), responsible for the academic and operational management of the BA (Hons) Education with Psychology programme, I’d like to take this opportunity to personally welcome you to the University and to the Department of Education. Below you will find some information about the induction programme that has been arranged for you.

Welcome Week

Welcome Week runs from Monday 24 September to Sunday 30 September. On Tuesday 25 September you will have an introductory meeting with all new students in the Department. This will give you the opportunity to meet fellow students, find out more about the course, ask questions, and to get to know the staff.

Support available in your Department

Although exciting, many students find that the transition to study at a new institution can be challenging. We are here to support you so please let us know if you are having any difficulties or have any concerns and we will do our very best to assist you through this transitional period. You can contact your Director of Studies, Dr Sam Carr (s.carr@bath.ac.uk) or Course Administrator, Alison Mayes (education-ug@bath.ac.uk) for support.

All incoming students will also be allocated a Personal Tutor who will be responsible for providing pastoral and academic support. You will also have a Peer Mentor who is a current student in the Department and will be able to share experiences with you, and answer any questions you may have about being a student here at Bath. You will have an opportunity to meet both your Personal Tutor and Peer Mentor during Welcome Week.

Department pre-arrival information

Pre-arrival reading

We’ve put together some suggested texts to help you to read around the area of Education with Psychology before you commence your studies with us:

  • Burman, E. (2016). Deconstructing developmental psychology. Routledge.
  • McDevitt, T., Ormrod, J., Cupit, G., Chandler, M. and Aloa, V. (2013). Child development and education. Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.: Pearson Australia.
  • Woolfolk, A. and Margetts, K. (2013). Education Psychology. 3rd ed. Frenchs Forest NSW: Pearson.

Please note that these texts are only a recommendation and you are not required to purchase or read the full list.

You can find more information about Welcome Week and things you can do in preparation for your arrival at Bath. These pages will be updated as the time draws closer to Welcome Week (particularly during September). Therefore, please do continue to visit these pages ahead of your arrival.

I very much look forward to meeting you at the end of September. In the meantime, if you have any queries or concerns please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

With very best wishes,

Dr. Sam Carr
Senior Lecturer in Education
Director of Studies for Education with Psychology
Department of Education
University of Bath