Welcome from the Head of School
On behalf of the School of Psychology, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you as a new undergraduate student and congratulate you on achieving such excellent results in your examinations. We are delighted to welcome you into the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, and we sincerely hope that you continue to excel in your academic studies at the University of Liverpool.
This web page has been prepared to help you in your first few days at Liverpool. It contains important information about induction, including essential presentations that you should attend to ensure that you get the most out of your academic and social activities at University. It also contains information about the modules that you will be taking in your first year. It is recommended that you read this guide very carefully in order that you have all the information you need to make your first few days at the University as easy as possible.
If you have any questions before your arrival, please contact one of my colleagues using the details provided in this web page and they will be happy to help you. I wish you success with the year ahead and hope that you find your studies rewarding and stimulating.
I look forward to meeting you in September.
Dr Kate M Bennett
Head of School
School of Psychology
- Register online
- View your personalised programme of events (Welcome Week Timetable)
- View your programme details
- View your programme timetable
- Your Academic Advisor
- The University Welcome Week pages
- Student Support Services
- Your programme handbook
- The Liverpool Guild of Students (Student Societies)
- Introducing PsycSoc…
- Need more information?
What to do next
You now need to register with the University. Details on how you can register are included in the ‘Your Registration’ document that you received as part of your Welcome Week pack. It can also be found online or via your Liverpool Life account.
View your personalised programme of events (Welcome Week Timetable)
There are a number of events and activities taking place over Welcome Week. They will introduce you to the School of Psychology and to the University as a whole, and will provide you with a foundation to ensure you gain maximum benefit from your time at Liverpool. Other events and activities are designed to introduce you to University life and to help you to get to know the campus.
View your programme details
View the details of your programme and the modules you will study during your programme.
Joint Honours, Honours Select and Combined Honours
If you are studying more than one subject, don’t forget to check what’s happening in your other department. See the full list of department welcome pages.
View your programme timetable
Your academic timetable can be found on Liverpool Life during Welcome Week.
More support and information for starting your course
Your Academic Advisor
All students at the University of Liverpool will be assigned a named academic member of staff as their Academic Advisor. Their role is to develop a relationship with you, to provide information, advice and guidance on academic matters and to direct you to further sources of information on academic matters as well as the wide range of information, advice and guidance on non-academic matters available to students at Liverpool.
A list of students and advisors will be posted to VITAL (the University of Liverpool's virtual learning environment to which you will be automatically enrolled) and students will be also advised on arrival.
The University Welcome Week pages
The University of Liverpool Welcome web page provides useful and up-to-date information on Welcome Week including all the contents of your Welcome Pack in electronic format.
The University Welcome Week video
Student Support Services
Your first few days at University can be quite confusing and it may take time for you to settle into your new surroundings and life as a student. It may also be your first time away from home.
At the Student Service Centre the specialist teams are available to help with any practical, emotional or general issues. They can also direct you to the most appropriate services across the University.
Your programme handbook
A programme handbook will be given to students on arrival and is also available on VITAL in the module 'Psychology UG Year 'X' 2017-18' in the 'Information and Procedures' folder.
The Liverpool Guild of Students (Student Societies)
Liverpool Guild of Students (LGoS) is the Students' Union for the University of Liverpool.
PsycSoc is YOUR psychology society, here to ensure you get the most out of your degree by providing the academic support you need as well as hosting exciting social events throughout the year. This page outlines just a few of the events we have planned this year as well as details of how you can get involved.
Freshers scribble party/bar crawl and theme party
The scribble party/bar crawl is the first event for PSYCSOC and will be a big one! The idea is simple, wear white and bring your sharpies to scribble all over everyone there! We will be guiding you around some of the best bars that Liverpool has to offer, ensuring drink deals and a good night all round. The second event will be a theme party where everyone can dress up, get discounted drinks and have another great night out. There will be a prize for the best outfit!
A slightly more chilled night is promised for those who prefer a quieter night and/or do not drink, with the opportunity to socialise with other members of psychology. A night of team games and fun activities, for example bowling, perfect for both those who don't drink alcohol and those who need a freshers week break!
Although it is still in the early stages of planning, we are very excited about the academic programme we have for this year. We are in the process of arranging a careers fair, a book fair and talks from both high profile psychologists and recent graduates to help you get a taste of what to expect in several different psychology professions as well as providing advice on how to become a professional psychologist. In addition to this, we have strong links with the British Psychological Society to provide opportunities for you to attend relevant conferences as well as chances to network with psychologists in fields that you may wish to pursue. We are here to support you in your degree all year round, from booking study space so you always have somewhere quiet to work to liaising with lecturers.
There will be a Psychology netball team for everyone to get involved with and the team will have the chance to compete against other society teams. We plan to hold other sporting events too.
To round off January exams we will be hosting a trip to Prague for a well-earned break! Prague is one of Central Europe’s most popular tourist destinations with countless bars and clubs (including the largest nightclub in Europe!) and is known for its beauty having retained most of its magnificent historical buildings.
To get involved all you need to do is purchase your membership. We aim to provide discounts and promotions from various clubs and restaurants in the city. There will also be a number of freebies for those who sign up for membership!
Membership price - £6 for the year
Membership can be purchased online at
For more information:
And come and find us at the Fresher’s Fair!
Need more information?
The Student Experience Team
Debbie Burns, Sharon Clayton, Sarah Elsdon, Amy Hart, Helen Hubbard, Pauline Hughes, Debbie O’Brien, Karen Wayman
Located on the ground floor of the Eleanor Rathbone Building in Room G54 is the Student Experience Office for the School of Psychology.
This friendly and helpful team can provide information about the University and the course, can signpost you to where you need to be and put you in touch with other members of staff.
For current students, the office is a good place to find answers to any queries you may have; especially in those important first weeks, and also to chat in the first instance about submitting and collecting coursework, deadline extensions, mitigating circumstances, suspending from your course or to discuss matters if you’re thinking of leaving.
Office Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 9am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
Outside of opening hours but during the working day, queries will still be answered by telephone on 0151 794 9820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an urgent enquiry and the office is closed please see the staff in room G.52 who will be happy to assist you.
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