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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology course preparation

To help you feel prepared for your university studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now. Open the links below to find out more:

Suggested reading and Ted Talks

You will be given lots of information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access, when you begin your studies in September.

In the meantime, there are some suggested books you might like to read before starting your degree if you can. We don’t recommend rushing out to buy texts before you arrive but if you can pick some up second hand, borrow from a library or access online, we suggest:

Sport and Exercise Psychology
Suggested articles

Useful websites and podcasts

Over the summer months you can prepare for your studies by familiarising yourself with online resources such as:

Useful websites
Useful podcasts
Other useful resources

Things to do over summer

Psychology is about understanding the present to improve the future, and the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of Psychology for all levels of society. These recent developments can prove crucial throughout your degree and may open up opportunities for your future career. Below are some quick activities that will help you feel more prepared for your next step into Higher Education.

  • Has the pandemic affected people equally? Consider how a person’s class, ‘race’, gender, age, employment status has affected their experience of the pandemic.
  • Are we ‘all in the same boat’?
  • What impact has the pandemic had on everyday life; wellbeing and mental health?
  • How has the pandemic impacted sport, exercise, and fitness? Are there long term implications?
  • As we return to a ‘new normal’ some may feel uneasy about returning to old routines. How can we ensure everyone is supported during this transition?

Here are a few other activities to keep you busy over summer:

Additional ways to prepare

Preparing to start

This session examines how to make a successful transition to university. From planning your results day, accommodation and commuting tips, extra support available to you and general advice on uni life.

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Find out more about who you are

The following information provides an insight into what to expect when coming to university along with some good advice on how to navigate some of the potential challenges you may face.

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