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Welcome new intake!

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The course team would like to say a very big welcome to the new students who started on MSc Health Psychology this week, and to thank you for your attention and effort throughout induction day.

We asked you (and the new MSc Forensic Psych students) to draw us a quick sketch of your ideal MSc student. We were delighted with the results. Here is a themed flavour of what you said (as indicated, some things were mentioned repeatedly and there are some humorous suggestions):

Professional

Always being professional

Professional

Focused

Building cv – work experience, voluntary work – in the topic you are studying

Career focused

Develop further analytical and critical skills

Future

Health psychologist and research oriented

More practical knowledge/information

Motivated

100% effort

Commitment

Dedicated

Determination

Driven

Enthusiasm

Hard work

Hard working

Motivated

Motivation

Motivation

Passionate

Positive

Sets & achieves goals

Organised

Attention to detail

Diary

Good attendance

Keeping to deadlines and exams

Manages time well

Organisation

Organisation

Organisation

Organised

Organised

Organised schedule

Plan well in advance of deadlines

Planning ahead to even out workload for each module – don’t leave it last minute

Plans ahead

Prioritisation

Time management

Time management

Time management

Time management

Punctual

Always on time to lessons and meetings with tutors

Punctual

Punctual

Punctual

Punctuality

IT savvy

Doh – don’t forget to back up your work!

Email alert

Laptop

Laptop

Moodle

Outlook – regularly checking emails daily

USB  – save work

Receptive

Approachable

Attention

Building connections

Care

Co-operative

Friendly face

Good communication skills

Learning

Listening

Networking

Notepad

Notes

Study

Reading

Books

Books n stuff

Carry books and work

Further reading on topics

Library

Locate

Lots and lots and lots of reading

Psychology articles

Reading

Lives in library!

The library is very well equipped but we wouldn't recommend aiming to live there.

Research active

Research

Research

Research & statistics

SPSS

Independent

Attempt to do work if it’s not possible refer to handbook, module guide

Being independent

Big step up from undergrad

Independent

Independent

Independent study/critique

Leadership development

Maturity

Own ideas

Use own initiative

Just a quick observation on the notion of the independent postgraduate.  Being independent doesn't mean you have to work entirely alone.  Using your initiative can also include asking for more information or help when you need it.  This might be asking each other but it can also mean approaching a member of staff.  Being co-operative as a group and looking after yourself are important things to remember too. 

Co-operative

Flexible

Team work

Team-work promotion

Self-caring

Adequate relaxation

Confident

Emotionally intelligent

Healthy diet

Life balance

Sleep

Social life

Social support

Sports

Stability

No sleeping!

Sleeping is not encouraged in class but make sure you get enough at other (appropriate) times.

Creative

This last was only mentioned once, but I think it is safe to say that your drawings are evidence of creativity at work.

Looking forward to seeing you in classes next week.


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