Big Welcome and Orientation Week

Welcome to the 2021 / 22 academic year. We have created this page to help you navigate your first week with us at Aberystwyth University. Whether you're returning to study with us or are a new student joining our department, we look forward to meeting you over the course of the Big Welcome and Orientation Week. 

Information for new undergraduate students

Date

Time 

Event

Event Information

Location
(Online or physical location)

28/09/2021

10:00 - 10:15

Welcome to new students

Welcome presentation to new undergraduate students by the head of department, Prof Nigel Holt and by the FELS PVC Prof Neil Glasser

COMPULSORY

Online

28/09/2021

10:30 - 10:40

Introduction to departmental staff

All Psychology staff introduction

COMPULSORY

Online

28/09/2021

10:50 - 11:05 

Introduction to learning and teaching

Introduction to learning and teaching by Dr Gareth Hall

COMPULSORY

online

28/09/2021

11:10 - 11:20

Library Service Introduction

Library Service Introduction

COMPULSORY

online

28/09/2021

11:25 - 11:35

Careers talk for new undergraduates

Careers talk for new undergraduates

COMPULSORY

online

28/09/2021

13:00 - 13:45

Meet your Personal Tutor

Online meet of your personal tutor in your tutor groups

COMPULSORY

Online

28/09/2021

14:00 - 14:30

Welcome for Foundation year students

Welcome for Foundation year students – only for students on C80F scheme

COMPULSORY

Online

28/09/2021

15:00 - 15:30

Welcome session for Welsh Language students

Welcome session for Welsh Language students by Dr Hanna Binks COMPULSORY

Online

29/09/2021

09:00 - 16:00

Psychology Challenge – exploring the campus (individual sessions wiht your tutor, approx 1hr start times to be supplied) 

Psychology Challenge – exploring the campus- further details to be emailed to students

COMPULSORY

In person – start and end at P5 Computer. 

30/09/2021

10:00 - 10:30

Welcome for new International Undergraduate students

Welcome for new International Undergraduate students by Prof Nigel Holt and Dr Trefor Aspden

COMPULSORY

Online

         
30/09/2021 (running weekdays until 8/10/21) 12:00 - 16:00  

Freshers only: Library Tours: Hugh Owen Library 

Must Pre-book a 30 minute slot: 
https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/help/ug/welcome/#talks  

In person

Hugh Owen Library 

 

30/09/2021

13:00 - 17:00 

Meet your year

Meet your year and Peer mentors: Social activity with prize giveaways and activities

COMPULSORY

 

Medrus Mawr 

01/10/2021

10:00 - 16:00 

Thinking like a Psychologist

Thinking like a psychologist: In allocated groups student will go around Aberystwyth town looking for psychology in real world. Discussing findings with staff.

 

Freebies and prizes available

COMPULSORY

 

In person – start and end at P5 Computer.

 

Information for new postgraduate students

Date

Time 

Event

Event Information

Location
(Online or physical location)

29/09/2021

10:00-11:00

FELS PG Welcome

Introduction to research culture, practice and overview of research groups by Faculty PVC

To be confirmed

29/09/2021

13:00- 16:00

Online registration for all PG students

Registration event – all PG scheme leaders to be available

To be confirmed

30/09/2021

09:30 – 11:00

Welcome for Psychology Postgraduate Research  Students

PGR Welcome given by Director of Postgraduate Psychology

To be confirmed

Information for returning students

Date

Time 

Event

Event Information

Location
(Online or physical location)

30/09/2021

11:00 - 12:00

Welcome Back to Psychology (Second year students)

 Mix of synchronous and asynchronous content from HoD and invited speakers (inc Careers Dept)

COMPULSORY

Online

30/09/2021

12:00 - 13:00

Welcome back to Psychology (Final year students)

– Mix of synchronous and asynchronous content from HoD and invited speakers (inc Careers Dept)

COMPULSORY

Online