Preparing for University Psychology

The details
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
13 May 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC C831 Cognitive Science,
BSC C832 Cognitive Science (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C833 Cognitive Science (Including Placement Year),
BA 63C2 Psychological Studies,
BA C801 Psychology (Including Year Abroad),
BA C802 Psychology,
BA C807 Psychology (Including Foundation Year),
BA C810 Psychology (Including Placement Year),
BSC C800 Psychology,
BSC C803 Psychology (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C811 Psychology (Including Placement Year),
BSC C812 Psychology (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C806 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C808 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience,
BSC C809 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Placement Year),
BSC C813 Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C814 Psychology with Economics,
BSC C815 Psychology with Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C816 Psychology with Economics (Including Placement Year)

Module description

No information available.

Module aims

This module aims to provide and enhance a variety of skills and techniques that allow first year undergraduate Psychology students to get the most from their degree.

Module learning outcomes

After taking part in this module, students should be able to:

Understand the main differences between school/college and University education and appreciate both the opportunities and responsibilities of University education

Understand the difference between academic writing and informal writing

Critique written work in terms of its meaning, writing style and structure

Appreciate the role of good structure in well written essays and lab reports

Use lectures, handouts and other modalities effectively to guide and support their learning.

Access online resources to aid learning

Work in groups during the module, but also afterwards to aid study, coursework and revision

Talk competently in front of fellow students and listen appropriately to them, both during talks and as part of a discussion group

Allocate time appropriately across the variety of tasks that University comprises

Understand plagiarism and cite/reference others' work appropriately

Plan revision and use a variety of methods to optimise exam results

Module information

We have identified key areas that many students find challenging, but that are a central part of successful students' approach. The module will introduce these skills in the first two teaching weeks of the Degree Course, with an extra Revision session timetabled towards the end of the Spring term.

Learning and teaching methods

The module employs a variety of teaching modes (Lectures, labs, small group tasks).


This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Practical   Formative assessment Poster     

Overall assessment

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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Steffan Kennett, email:
Dr Steffan Kennett, Dr Geoff Cole, Dr Marie Juanchich, Dr Maria Filippetti, Dr Veronica Lamarche, Dr Gillian Sandstrom



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 75 hours, 17 (22.7%) hours available to students:
58 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


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