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Welcoming New Students

Every year we hold induction programmes for new students. These are compulsory and contain orientation events to get students on their way.

Induction Programmes for New Students

Welcome week for new students commences on 22nd Spetember 2014


QUB Welcome Week '14

In addition to the Induction Programmes happening in the School of Psychology, many events are taking place throughout the University during Welcome Week.

Details of what's on are available on the Student Guidance Centre's Welcome Week website.

Welcome for New Students

Finding Your Way

These maps will help you find the locations of Welcome Week events and Level 1 lectures‌

Contact Info

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our main office on 028 9097 5445 or alternatively at

You can also tweet us via @QUBPsych


Timetables for undergraduate students

Book lists

A full reading list for each Psychology module will be published in a module handbook, this will be made available to you soon.

The core text for PSY1001 Introductory Psychology 1 will be:

Martin, N., Carlson, N. & Buskist, W. (2013). Psychology (5th ed.). Harlow: Pearson Education Limited.

ISBN: 9780273755524

Other texts will be required, but if you want to make a start with some background reading this would be an ideal book to start with.

This is available from a number of retailers:


The Blue Book

This Handbook is designed to help students enrolled on undergraduate programmes in the School of Psychology orientate themselves to their studies and contains important information about the University and the School. It contains the essential information you need to begin your studies.

The Blue Book’s friend is the companion book to the School of Psychology’s Blue Book. The Blue Book contains vital information; its Friend contains more detail and study guides to flesh out the information provided in the Blue Book. The Blue Book’s Friend is only available on-line and is updated regularly. Its format is based loosely on the major headings used in the Blue Book.

Please note,  the Blue Book's Friend for 2014-15 are in currently in final preparations. They will be published on this page soon. Please check back here closer to Welcome Week.

The Postgraduate Conference

On Friday 26th September we will be holding our 5th Annual Postgraduate Conference in 0G.533 9:30am - 5pm. All Postgraduate students are welcome.