Use of Email
Sources of Support
General guidance for Research Degrees / UCL Registry
Essential Information for Research Students
Location of Seminars:
Unless otherwise indicated on the timetable, all seminars are taught in Room 544, 5th Floor, 1-19 Torrington Place.
Programme information such as changes to the timetable will be circulated via email by the Programme Administrator and it is vital that all students regularly check their email accounts.
Click here for a copy of the current PhD Student Handbook which continues full and detailed information on the MPhil/PhD programme.
The UCL Library has an informative website highlighting the complete range of resources on offer.
The UCL Library's online catalogue is called eUCLid and can be used to search book location and availability. The library website also has access to Electronic journals , including some of the latest editions of the International Journal of Psycho-Analysis.
The Psychology section of UCL's Library is to be found in the Science Library located in the DMS Watson Building .
PsycInfo may be used through the UCL network, either from a Computer Cluster Room or the UCL library.
University of London
Students also have access to the Senate House Library in Malet Street and can search online the catalogues of other libraries within the University of London .
Other useful links:
Institute of Psychoanalysis Library
University of London Library (Senate House)
Birkbeck College Library
Desk space for PhD students
There is an office for MPhil/PhD students on the Psychoanalytic Studies programme at the Anna Freud Centre. All Full-time students are assigned a computer here, although using these machines is optional and some students prefer to work from home.
Anna Freud Centre
21 Maresfield Gardens
Tel: 020 7794 2313
UCL's Information Systems (IS) offers computing facilities to all students and manages 16 'cluster' rooms at various locations throughout the campus. Click here for a location map . There is a computer cluster room (Room 120) on the 1st floor of 1-19 Torrington Place .
To use these computer services you must register with IS to obtain a User ID and this can be done either when you enrol or at the IS Helpdesk located in the basement of 136 Gower Street ( Language School , basement level). Because computing resources are in constant demand, IS operates a workstation-booking scheme and advises you to book in advance using the on-line booking system located in each of the cluster rooms.
USE OF EMAIL
UCL Email Address:
All students are entitled to establish a UCL e-mail account (via ISD), although students who already have other e-mail arrangements may prefer to retain these. It is strongly advised that students do obtain an e-mail account which they check regularly, as this is the main method for circulating information to the student group as a whole, and for communicating with individuals. All students should therefore inform the Programme Administrator of their e-mail address as soon as possible, and should also let us know if there are problems in accessing the account for a time, as we will otherwise assume that e-mail information has been received.
Please note: having a UCL email address with a username and password is essential for accessing PEPWeb from home, and also your student records on Portico (see below)
Please remember that passwords automatically expire after 150 days, unless they have been changed. Warnings are sent to your UCL email address during a 30 day period, prior to your password being reset. You can find out more about your UCL email on the ISD website
Passwords cannot be issued over the phone unless you are registered for the User Authentication Service. We strongly advise that you register for this service. If you have not registered you will need to visit the IS Helpdesk in person or ask them to post a new password to your registered home or term-time address.
Access to PORTICO is available to everyone across UCL – both staff and students alike – via the web portal You will need to log-on using your UCL user id and password, which are issued to you once you have enrolled. These are the same as the ones used for accessing UCL restricted web pages, UCL email and UCL Library’s e-journals catalogue. If you do not know them, you should contact the IS Helpdesk
In PORTICO you can edit your own personal data e.g. update your home and term addresses, contact numbers and other elements of your personal details; view your assessment progress and results online.
Within the Psychoanalysis Unit
Both Prof. Juliet Mitchell and the Graduate Tutor, Dr Patrick Luyten are available to meet with students. Both Prof. Mitchell and Dr Luyten are available on Thursdays (fortnightly). To make an appointment either contact them directly by email or via the Programme Administrator, Sophie Bennett
The Graduate School
See the Graduate School website for details of the College support available to students. (Includes Faculty Office, Dean of Students, Counselling Services, Advisors to Women, etc)
UCL Disability Services
The Disability Centre is staffed by the Disability Co-ordinator, the Disability Support Officer and the Disability Support Assistant. The Centre is open for information advice and support to all UCL students Monday - Thursday 10.00 am - 4.00pm during term time, and by appointment on Friday and during vacations.
The Dyslexia Assessment and Support Centre
The UCL Dyslexia Assessment and Support Centre provides a free diagnostic assessment service for UCL students. Current assessment reports are required when applying for the DSA (Disabled Students' Allowance) and for special examination arrangements. Specialist tutorial support for students with dyslexia is also available.
It is the responsibility of students with disabilities or dyslexia to discuss this with their supervisor early in the programme so that where applicable, special provision can be considered. UCL policy is highlighted in the manual Information for Students with Disabilities which can be downloaded from the UCL Disability Services website.
UCL Education and Information Support Division Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching runs short courses for students in academic literacy and writing consultations.