Resources for all students

Be heard

NSS survey

Complete the National Student Survey - an independent national survey for final year undergraduates. It’s quick to complete and you’ll be helping us improve your student experience.

These resources are relevant to all students. We also provide important documents for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including your handbooks. Please take time to familiarise yourself with all of the resources available. You can also take a look at the University's study resources.

Department office opening hours

Opening hours for the departmental administration office (4.305) are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9.30am - 12.30pm and 2.00 - 4.15pm.
  • Wednesday: 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • During exam periods, Monday to Friday: 11.00am - 12.30pm and 2 - 3pm.

Assignment coversheet

Online payments

Student support

  • Academic problems

    Your first point of contact should be your class teacher. If problems persist, you can speak to the person in charge of the module or course and then to your course director. If none of these people can deal with the problem, then you should contact the relevant administrator.

    Postgraduate taught students should raise any issues with their module director or with the Course Director of the MA they are registered on for wider academic issues.

    If you are a research student then you should discuss any problems with your Supervisor. If this does not help, then please speak to one of the people on your research committee or the Director of Research Students.

  • Personal problems

    If you have personal problems please feel free to discuss them with any member of staff that you feel comfortable with. If you do not know who you would like to speak to, the Department has an advising team. All students are free to contact the following members of the team:

    The team members listed below work with students in specific years and subjects:

    Research students should contact their supervisor in the first instance, but can also contact Professor Robert Borsley, Director of Research Students.

    If you need to speak to someone as a matter of urgency, please contact the Undergraduate, Student or Graduate Administrator to find out who is available on a particular day.

As a first year student you'll also have a student mentor who you can talk to.

Plagiarism and other academic offences

Plagiarism is a serious academic offence. Make sure you familiarise yourself with our policies when you start your course.

Further information is included in your undergraduate or postgraduate handbook.

Research ethics and ethical approval

If you plan to do a research project involving human participants (eg involving tests, questionnaires, interviews, reaction time experiments, etc) then you must obtain ethical approval before starting data collection.

This applies to undergraduates performing research for coursework, MA and MPhil students and PhD candidates.

Staff duties and responsibilities

Student surveys

Several different surveys are conducted each year and we encourage all students to complete them as they provide us with valuable feedback and inform improvements that we make.

Our Department runs annual undergraduate surveys for both individual modules and individual courses. There is also an annual University-wide student survey, as well as the National Student Survey.