Welcome

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 undergraduate Psychology programmes, I’d like to take this opportunity to personally welcome you to the University and to the Department of Psychology. 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 Monday 24 September you will have your first of several introductory meetings 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 any of the staff below 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 two (and occasionally three) Peer Mentors who are current students 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 Mentors during Welcome Week.

Department pre-arrival information

Pre-arrival reading

There is only one textbook that we recommend you buy to support your first year of studies:

  • Holt, N., Bremner, A., Sutherland, E., et al. (2015). Psychology: the Science of Mind & Behaviour. (3rd Ed). Berkshire: McGraw-Hill

You will be asked to select your optional unit choices during Welcome Week via our Student Record system. You will find out more information about how to do this during your Departmental induction talks. However, you may like to look at the Programme Catalogues online before you arrive, so you can see the options available on your programme. The catalogue for the forthcoming academic year is available from the second week of August.

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. Nathalia Gjersoe
Director of Studies for Undergraduate Psychology programmes
Department of Psychology
University of Bath