Departmental Undergraduate Handbook
A Welcome from Professor James Tresilian, Head of the Department of Psychology
"Welcome to the Department of Psychology. At Warwick, we aim to offer our students the best possible education. The University of Warwick is one of the UK's leading institutions, offering a superb intellectual environment to all its students and staff. The Psychology Department's mission is to educate our students in the scientific study of the human mind, brain and behaviour. Our students acquire a broad range of skills that make them attractive to a wide range of employers. Our teaching is firmly led by our research. Many of our staff are international leaders in their field, bringing a level of expertise and dedication to their teaching that guarantees a uniquely enriching experience for our students."
This Handbook is an informal summary of departmental and relevant university procedures. It introduces the Psychology Department, its members, practices and procedures, with advice on how to make the most of your time here. It is designed to help new students as well as to be a useful point of reference throughout your time here.
New first years students should pay particular attention to the Information and Orientation section as this has a general guide to the department, the people in it, and how to find your way round. There is also a list of what new students need to do in the first week.
On the Department's web pages, under the 'undergraduate resources' link you can find other important documents such as Writing and Assessment in Psychology, and the relevant Module Outlines. You should read all documents carefully as you progress though the course.
Changes to regulations and procedures may be made during the academic year, and information in the Handbook may be superseded. We shall advise you of any changes via email, the web site and notice boards. We have tried to ensure that the information in this Handbook is accurate and up-to-date. If there is any inconsistency between University procedures as described on the University Calendar and the University Course Regulations (which are both available on the University Website) and the information in this Handbook, then that published by the University in the Calendar should be taken as correct.
This Handbook is produced for you, as a student in the department, and corrections or suggestions for improvements are welcome. Bring or send these to Dr Martin Skinner (H116).