These resources are primarily for current students. However, you may find them useful if you are considering studying here. Current students will also find a lot of general information relevant to their studies on the Student Homepage and Blackboard.
Please find useful information on Psychology Course Information on Blackboard blackboard@newcastle
To request an extension to a coursework deadline or to request an exemption from a practical, please complete a PEC form (Personal Extenuating Circumstances form). This form can be downloaded from the following link PEC1-Form (PDF: 443KB). Once you have completed this form, you can forward the form as an attachment to email@example.com or by hand to the School Office. If your request is due to a medical problem you must provide a medical certificate. You must type your PEC application.
Extension request forms will not be accepted more than 7 days after the original assessment deadline (work submitted within 7 days but without an approved extension, will be given a maximum mark of 40%). If work is submitted after 7 days from the deadline (without an extension) the recorded mark will be zero. Non-submission of work will result in a mark of zero as per University Regulations. The maximum allowable extension will be for 14 days, beyond which a concession would be required.
Further information and the form can be found on the following PEC procedure (this is a way of telling the School about the problems and requesting a number of different types of adjustment - such as extensions, exemptions, deferrals, concessions).
Think you know it all about study skills? Think you know what to expect when it comes to studying at university?
Some aspects of teaching and learning will be familiar to you, but you will also gain new experiences as you take more responsibility for your own academic development.
The web page links below are designed to work together to help you get the best out of your study time once you start at university. There are six different pages - each highlighting a different skill. Each contains key information, hints and tips.
The following texts are recommended if you want to find out more about improving your study skills.
Psychosoc is the Psychology Society! We organise frequent social events such as day trips, nights out, weekends away and an annual ball. The Society is open to anyone and not just Psychology students. Contact Lydia Neave for further details.