What's New

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What's New

Hello and welcome to Psychology Honours!  

This year we are running these courses using the hybrid learning model - you can find out more about hybrid learning and support available here.

Honours Course choices

You can find the document with Honours Options information here. If you would like to change any of the courses you have been allocated to, please contact the Teaching Office (psyinfo@ed.ac.uk) before Friday 25th September 2020. No course changes will be permitted after that date.

Induction lecture and events

A online Welcome to Honours lecture and Q&A happened on Thursday 17th September at 1pm on Learn. You can find the slides here, and the recording here.

An online session focusing on transition to honours and online skills will happen on Monday 21st September at 2pm.

A New PT

Once you’re in Honours things change quite a lot:  You spend a lot of time actually in Psychology; you’re expected to do much more self-directed work (for example, on the mini-dissertation); and the types of things you’re likely to want to discuss with your PT (options in Psychology, dissertation work, career planning) are quite different from what you might have discussed in the past.  For that reason, you’ll be allocated a new, Honours, PT. This allows us to group students so that PTs can specialise in particular Honours or Joint Honours programmes, and it allows you to get to know another member of staff well (so that, for example, you should have access to at least two referees when you leave University).

Feed back to us!

We said above that we’re excited about the new programme but as it is new we are especially keen to hear your views.   There might be teething troubles, or something that looked brilliant on paper might not be so good in practice, or you might have other ideas for improvement. So please feed back to your class reps, or to any of us (see below for who we are and what we do!). If you’re feeling shy, there’s an anonymous feedback box just outside the Teaching Coordinators' office (room G10).

We all hope you have a fantastic Y3!

Writing Clinic

The PPLS Writing Centre is designed to help all of our students grow as writers. We have an ever-expanding database of documents and articles to provide guidance and answer your questions.  We also offer both one-on-one appointments with personalised feedback and group workshops on a variety of topics.Whether you're trying to get started on an assignment or just looking to put the finishing touches on your dissertation, you're sure to find a way to improve your academic writing by paying us a visit. http://writingcentre.ppls.ed.ac.uk/