Psychology students on campus

Resources for Current Students

Psychology students

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.

Degree Programme Regulations

Module information


Induction Information

Please find useful information on Psychology Course Information on Blackboard blackboard@newcastle

Coursework Submission Deadlines
(Submission deadline is at 4.30 pm on the date specified unless informed otherwise)

Extension Requests

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) - see under PEC (Personal and Extenuating Circumstances).

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.

PEC (Personal and Extenuating Circumstances)

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).

Study Skills

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.

Study Skills: Further Reading

The following texts are recommended if you want to find out more about improving your study skills.

  1. Cottrell, S (1999). The Study Skills Handbook . London : Macmillan Press Ltd. If you only look at one extra book - choose this one! It is excellent.
  2. Drew, S & Bingham, R (1996). Student Skills Tutor's Handbook . Aldershot : Gower Publishing Ltd. Some sections are useful.
  3. Rowntree, D (1998). Learn How to Study Ð a Realistic Approach . London : Warner. Contains good ideas and insight. The student comments are particularly valuable.
  4. Open University (1998). Key Skills: Making a Difference . Milton Keynes : Open University. Some sections are useful.
  5. A study skills guide for science and technology students is available from the Internet, written by Martin Greenhow, Brunel University . Copies can be downloaded from: It has really good ideas and examples.


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.

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