Study Support

The Psychology department has a student-centred approach and is committed offering you advice and support throughout your studies. 

Academic Tutor System

You will be allocated your own Academic Tutor who you will meet with on a one to one basis each term.  With an understanding of your progress through your ongoing assessment, your tutor will be in a good position to provide guidance and support with your studies. 

Individual Development Plans

Your Academic Tutor will work with you to produce a plan to help you make the most of your studies.  Identifying your strengths and weaknesses as you progress through the degree programme, you will be shown how to tackle any study areas that you may need help with and will be supported in following the path most suited to your individual preferences and skills. 

Support across the department

You will have an overall Part I tutor, a range of first year (PSYC101 and PSYC102) module tutors, plus seminar and practical class staff who are all available to support you academically, in addition to your Academic Tutor.  Lancaster University is committed to a minimum amount of contact time that you will have with your tutors and also sets out guidance for contact outside of normal teaching - students are given details about the hours and how to make contact when they begin their studies with us.

Student Learning Advisor

You can get additional writing and study support from Robert Blake, the Student Learning Advisor for the Faculty of Science and Technology (which Psychology is part of).  Robert offers one to one consultations for topics such as academic reading and writing, note taking strategies and preparation for exams.  If you think you have a disability that is affecting your work, such as dyslexia, additional study consultations are available.

Student Representation

One of the remits of the committee is to provide consultation and advice should you experience difficulties with your studies.  Student members are elected to meet with all of the staff and tutors on your Part I course at least once a term to raise any matters that need response or change.

Faculty Academic Support

During your time at Lancaster you will be challenged academically. Providing support to our students to help you to become the very best is a key part of our ethos. We want you to achieve your full potential through effective study practices and good scientific writing.

Your student learning advisor offers drop in sessions, 1-1 meetings and workshops for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Get in touch for:

  • Consultations on writing reports, essays and your dissertation
  • Reading, writing and exam techniques

International students

We have courses, workshops and drop-in sessions to help you with study, grammar and writing at Lancaster.

Students with disabilities

If you think you have a disability that affects your study such as dyslexia, you may find it helpful to arrange a study consultation.