Guidance for Students

All important information about your programme can be found in the psychology student handbook – Essential Reading for Psychology StudentsIn addition, for each module that you take as part of your programme, there will be a module handbook; this will be provided to you in Week 1. It is important to read these handbooks as they will explain the module, its learning outcomes, assessments and the feedback you can expect to receive.

All teaching and learning materials will be made available to you via SULIS, the University virtual learning environment, so please make sure that you can log on to this site.

Course Directors

While queries about individual modules should be directed towards the Module Leader, Course Directors will be able to answer any queries about the programme as a whole. The Course Director for each programme is as follows:

BSc (Hons) Psychology – Dr Elaine Kinsella

BA (Hons) Psychology and Sociology – Dr Paul Maher

MSc Psychological Sciences – Dr Jenny Roth

MA Psychology – Dr Ann-Marie Creaven

Psychology Administrative Office (E1-026)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 4pm

Wednesday: 11am to 1pm

Late Submissions or Missed Teaching Sessions

If you do not submit your course work on time or miss mandatory teaching sessions, a penalty may be applied to your grade. This is explained in each module handbook. However, if you have a good reason (such as illness) for missing a session or a late submission, you should submit an ‘M-form’ along with evidence of your extenuating circumstances. The M-Form can be completed online (deadline for M-form submission is Week 14, Friday, 6th May 2022 at 5pm). To add a new M Form, click on the blue + on the page and it will bring you to a form to fill out.

Script Viewing Days

Following exam grades being issued, students can request to view their exam script. Some students find it helpful to review their answers to exam questions outside the exam room. Students should be aware, however, that markers do not write student feedback on exam scripts. A grade is written on the front page of each exam booklet, and the marker may write brief examiners' notes in the margins of the script.

Viewing days for scripts are Tuesday 28th June and Wednesday 29th June 2022 (proposed dates - may change). To request a script viewing, please complete the form here and return it to the Departmental office, E1-026 or email psychology@ul.ieno later than Friday 24th, June by 4pm.

Assignment Submission Procedures

Please refer to your module handbook in relation to ELECTRONIC and/or HARD COPY assignment submission requirements.  

HARD COPY assignments may be required if your Module Coordinator has specified to submit a hard copy assignment. Please note that essay/assignment boxes will be provided up to days in advance of the deadline.  The deadline time is strictly 4pm and the essay/assignment boxes are located outside E1-022. Students must sign their name on the sign-in sheet provided once essay/assignment has been placed into essay box. Hard copies are NOT required for first year modules.

ELECTRONIC COPY assignments must be submitted on Sulis: the Subject Line must read Module Code, Assignment Title & Student ID, e.g. PS4031, Case Study, ID:0236597

For hard copy assignments, late assignments will be noted for the module leader. Please note that late assignments must be hand-delivered to E1-026 during office hours. Do not place an assignment into the submission box after the deadline. Do not leave assignments under module leaders' doors. Failure to submit one or either copies will incur a daily penalty of 5%.

Under no circumstances should you ask a member of staff to print or photocopy any part of your assignment. All coursework must be accompanied by the Coursework Cover Sheet.

Student references

Current and past students may wish to ask staff in the Department for a reference for further study or employment. If you wish to do so, please follow the guidelines here