Resources for all students
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 -
- Wednesday: 9.30am - 12.30pm
- During exam periods, Monday to Friday: 11.00am - 12.30pm and 2 -
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
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.
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
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
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.