Admin Support

Catherine Beckham & Jessica Gittins

Psychology Admin Team

Your experienced admin team, here to support you throughout your time as a student. Based in the Psychology Main Office (1.11 P5) the admin staff can help with a range of queries and if they can’t help they will find out who can and point you in the right direction. So if you are not sure who you should talk to or what you should do about anything this is your ‘one stop shop’ for help and support.

We have an open door policy between 10am and 4pm so please pop in and say hello.

Student Undergraduate Handbook

Most of the information you will need as a student can be found in the Psychology Undergraduate Handbook

Psychology Handbook 2019-20


Special Circumstances

We know that sometimes things happen that affect your studies but it is important that you let the department know about this so that they can do what is necessary to support you in your studies. The university has a Special Circumstances Form that you should complete if you have circumstances affecting you that may affect your performance.

More information on Special Circumstances and to download a form (hard copies are available from the Psychology Office) -


Student Support

Student support have a free and confidential advice service who can help with a  wide range of issues from money management to what to do if you want to change course or withdraw


The wellbeing service can support your wellbeing and help to provide the skills to manage issues at university and beyond.  You need to register for this service and there is more information and an online registration form on their website




The university takes deadlines for coursework very seriously and late submissions will be awarded a mark of zero.  If you have genuine circumstances affecting your ability to submit on time you can request an extension.  Forms and available on


Timetable / Seminar / Attendance Queries

The admin team manage the timetable, seminar allocations and attendance records so if you have any questions regarding these please get in touch.

Your timetable is available through your student record.  Attendance is compulsory and if you cannot attend you should let the module coordinator and the Admin office ( know by email.

You should use your Abercard to swipe in to record your attendance at lectures and seminars.  Please make sure you record your attendance between the right time frame for it to count (10 minutes either side of the lecture slot).  If you do not have your card we are unable to update your attendance afterwards to please try to have your card with you at all sessions.

It may be possible to change your seminar group to another day time but this is dependent on space available as well as module specific requirements such as group work.  If you need to swap seminar groups you should try to do this as early in the term as possible.

Details on timetabling are available here:


Registration / Exam Queries

The admin team also coordinate registration, pre-registration at Easter as well as exams.  Your personal tutor or staff in the office can help with queries you may have about changing modules, scheme or withdrawing from university.

Information on Registration, including how to change modules and/or scheme, can be found here

You can change module or scheme through your student record but should talk to a member of staff in the department before you do so.

Information on exams and assessments can be found here: