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Department of Psychology

Applicant Days 2014 Wednesday 19 February Saturday 8 March


Your Applicant Day Congratulations on your successful application to Leeds Trinity University!

Absolutely loved Leeds Trinity, officially my first choice! #LTappday

5 Reasons to come to an Applicant Day

The next step of your journey is to decide whether or not to accept your place. If you’ve seen our prospectus or visited our campus before, then you’ll already be aware of our fantastic facilities, teaching excellence and our strong record for producing highly employable graduates. Our Applicant Days will allow you to experience all of this and more firsthand. You will discover what it’s like to study in a university environment and, more importantly, the incredible benefits, both academically and socially, of studying for your degree at Leeds Trinity University.

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Get the details you need to make an informed decision regarding your offer Take part in course-specific academic sessions run by our lecturers Talk to current students to find out what it’s like studying at Leeds Trinity University Take a tour of the campus, including accommodation and sports facilities Find out why the majority of people who visit us, study with us.

This Applicant Day is for the following courses:  Psychology  Psychology and Child Development

Sport Psychology Forensic Psychology


Jordon - Forensic Psychology

The best part of my course is learning from lecturers who have industry experience, as they bring that experience to their course content.


Department of Psychology Psychology remains a popular degree choice, not only because of its inherent interest and applied nature, but because employers recognise that psychology graduates possess a useful combination of transferable skills. We understand the need for graduates to be able to transfer theory to practice. The two professional work placements offer students the opportunity to do just that, in a real work setting. This, and our carefully designed British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited curriculum, contribute to the successful employment of our students upon graduation.

Meet the Psychology Team Bruce Rainford Head of Psychology

Dr Julie Allen Associate Principal Lecturer

Bruce began his working life as an Occupational Psychologist within Disability Services at the Department for Work and Pensions. He has been a co-editor of the Journal of Occupational Psychology, Employment and Disability since 2000.

Julie has a PhD in the nature and effects of belief bias in reasoning from the University of Plymouth. Her research interests focus on bias in thinking and decision making, critical thinking, and students’ academic skills.

Dr Julian Perara Associate Principal Lecturer Julian has enjoyed a varied career in Psychology; working with the Ergonomics Research Group at Hull University, for Pat Lindley and Dave Bartram at their Occupational Psychology consultancy in Hull, and on various international research projects in the field of children’s drawings. Portugal.

Danielle McDermott Lecturer in Forensic Psychology Prior to lecturing at Leeds Trinity University, Danielle had 7 years’ experience working in the Psychology Department of one of the busiest local prisons in the country which houses male prisoners aged 21 and above. Danielle has also delivered training to Prison Service staff on topics such as Motivational Interviewing and Pro-Social Modelling.

Dr Paul Smith Associate Principal Lecturer Paul is programme manager for the BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology Degree and lectures in Forensic and Abnormal Psychology. He has published extensively on cognitive bias in offenders, gender and aggression, impulsivity and anger.

John Perry Senior Lecturer, Sport & Exercise Psychology John is a BPS Chartered Psychologist and a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist with an academic background in sport and exercise psychology. He has particular expertise in mental toughness, sportspersonship, coping, and psychometrics. John has published and presented his work on these topics internationally.


Your Applicant Day Programme Day Timetable Registration

12:00pm - 1.00pm Once you have booked your place, you will receive a confirmation letter Main Reception

1.00pm - 1.45pm AG32/33 and AS47

1.45pm - 2.15pm

2.15pm - 3.30pm AG32/33 and AS47

which also contains your registration slip. Simply hand over this slip at the registration desk when you arrive. Psychology Welcome Find out more about our Psychology, Psychology and Child Development and Sport Psychology courses and where your degree can take you.

Forensic Psychology Welcome A brief overview of our course and how to get the best from your Forensic Psychology degree.

Coffee Break Grab a coffee and have a chat with our psychology staff and students. Psychology Working with specialists and students from the Department, you will be working in teams to complete a problem solving task.

Forensic Psychology We will discuss the widespread breakdown in public order that occurred across the UK in 2011. We will also consider the psychology Who will do what and why? How of policing riots effectively, and do psychologists explain this and whether psychology can prevent such widespread lawlessness in the future or apply these theories in the “real are we limited in our contribution to world”? “picking up the pieces” afterwards?

Additional Activities 3.40pm Auditorium

Student Life Talk Find out what it is really like to study at Leeds Trinity University from our Student Ambassadors – perfect for any prospective student! The talk lasts approximately 30 minutes and includes a welcome from our Executive.

INFO Hub The INFO hub will be open throughout the day where you will get the 10.00am - 4.00pm chance to find out about Finance, Accommodation, Student Support Main Reception and the Students’ Union. If you wish to speak to a representative from any of these areas, they will be available from10.00am until1.00pm. Campus Tours Take a tour with one of our Student Ambassadors to get a feel 2.30pm - 4.00pm for our campus, including our halls of residence, the Andrew Kean Main Reception Learning Centre, the Media Centre and our sports facilities. Tours last approximately 45 minutes to an hour, and will depart from the Main Reception on a regular basis.


Event Information

Parking Free parking is available on campus for the Applicant Day. Upon arrival, please look out for our Student Ambassadors who will guide you to an available space. For more information about getting to Leeds Trinity University, please see the back page of this guide. Food and Drink The Dining Room and Lounge provide a wide range of hot meals, drinks and snacks, freshly prepared on campus using local produce where possible. They are your main hubs for refuelling on campus, and will be open from 9am until 4pm on the Applicant Day.

Guests You are more than welcome to bring your friends and family to the Applicant Day. If you do, please note that some of the academic workshops are for prospective students only. For any workshops where this is the case, it is indicated on the programme for the day, along with a suggested activity for guests accompanying applicants. Special Requirements If you have special requirements you’d like to talk over, please contact Jane Perekrest (Dyslexia and Disability Coordinator) on 0113 283 7138 or e-mail j.perekrest@leedstrinity.ac.uk. Please call us before you arrive so we can make sure you’re catered for on the day.

If you have any questions regarding the Applicant day, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 0113 283 7150, email enquiries@leedstrinity.ac.uk or visit www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/appdays


Key Dates for your diary 7 May 2014

You will need to reply to all offers made by Leeds Trinity University by 7 May 2014.

31 May 2014 You will need to apply for Student Finance by 31 May 2014 in order to receive your finance before you start university in September.

14 August 2014

If you are studying this year you will receive your exam results on 14 August. Good luck!

22 September 2014 Time to celebrate becoming a student at Leeds Trinity University - ‘Freshers’ Week’ begins!

What happens next? Making your decision When you have received offers from all universities, UCAS will send you an email to say there’s been an update. You will then need to go through UCAS Track to make your replies. You’ll have a deadline shown in Track of when to do this by – how much time you have depends on the time of year, varying from a week to five weeks.

Replying to an offer Firm acceptance -This is your first choice. If it’s an unconditional offer, the place is yours! If it’s conditional, the place is yours if you meet the entry requirements. So just in case you don’t, you can pick a second offer as a backup – your insurance acceptance. Insurance acceptance -The backup choice to a conditional firm acceptance. If you’re choosing an insurance choice, go for a course with lower entry requirements,

but make sure it’s somewhere you’d still like to study. Remember, you will only attend your insurance choice course if you don’t meet the requirements of your firm choice, but you do meet the conditions of your insurance. You can’t choose between your firm and insurance course when you get your results, so make sure you’re happy with your firm and insurance choice by doing as much research into the course and institution as you can. Decline You will then need to decline all other offers. Or if you decide you don’t want to accept any of the offers, you can decline them all and you may be eligible to use the UCAS Extra service. In Extra, you can apply for any course with vacancies and hopefully secure an offer before the summer.


How to find us Leeds Trinity University has great transport links – it’s easily accessible by road, there’s a railway station ten minutes’ walk from campus and plenty of buses from and to Leeds stop directly outside the main entrance.

GPS

If you are using a Sat Nav, our campus postcode is LS18 5HD.

Parking

There is free car parking available on our campus during the Applicant Day. When you arrive, please look out for our Student Ambassadors who will guide you to an available space.

By train

Leeds Trinity University is situated approximately one mile from Horsforth Train Station on the Leeds-York line, with trains arriving every 30 minutes. Telephone 08457 484950 for further information or visit: www.nationalrail.co.uk

Free Leeds Trinity Shuttle Bus

The Leeds Trinity University free shuttle bus will be operating between Horsforth Train Station and our campus every 30 minutes throughout the Applicant Day, from Horsforth Train Station.

By bus

There are frequent bus services between Leeds city centre and Horsforth. West Yorkshire bus routes 97 and 731 travel from Leeds Central Bus Station and both stop outside Leeds Trinity University. For further information on local bus services, please contact Metro on 0113 2457676 or visit: www.wymetro.com

We look forward to seeing you soon Give us a call 0113 283 7150

Drop us an email

enquiries@leedstrinity.ac.uk

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Department of Psychology Applicant Day Guide