Use of Email
Sources of Support
Location of Seminars: Unless otherwise indicated on the timetable, all seminars are taught in Room 544, 5th Floor, 1-19 Torrington Place.
Contact: Programme information such as changes to the timetable will be circulated via email and it is vital that all students regularly check their email accounts.
Information such as handouts will be distributed via the student pigeonholes located in Room 539.
Students should check their pigeon holes frequently, and periodically consult the Psychoanalysis Unit noticeboard outside Room 539 for details of forthcoming events and conferences, and general announcements
The Student Handbook contains full and detailed information on the MSc, Assessment Guidelines, Student Support, etc
The majority of the essential texts for the programme are available from either Moodle or PEPWeb (see below). In addition, there is a fairly extensive library belonging to the Psychoanalysis Unit staff, from which students may borrow books and journals for photocopying by arrangement with the MSc Programme Administrator (please do not borrow books and journals for longer than this, unless the their owner has personally agreed, as we use them very often ourselves and many have been lost through this).
Moodle is a virtual learning environment and can be used to access course material online. The essential texts for the programme are downloadable from the MSc Moodle page. Simply Log-in using your UCL Email username and Password (see section on Use of Email below) to access the texts.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing / PEPWeb
UCL library has a subscription to the Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP) Website which is a digital archive of many of the major works of psychoanalysis. You will find many of the set readings are available here as the latest version (1871-2006) contains the full text of thirty-four premier psychoanalytic journals, complete versions of fifty-six classic psychoanalytic texts and all twenty-four volumes of the Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud.
PEPWeb is accessible from the UCL Library web pages, from the A-Z listing of databases - search under ‘Psychology’ and then ‘P’ and a link to Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing will appear. Also available from MetaLib.
If you are logged on using a UCL computer or through a Remote Cluster WTS connection off-site you will be able to login to PEPWeb automatically.
If you are accessing PEPWeb from home via the UCL Library webpages you will be asked to provide your UCL user-id and password (your UCL email info available from Information Services given to you at enrolment). Please make sure you keep your password up to date as they expire after 150 days. You will be sent reminders to your UCL email. If you do not update your password when prompted you will be unable to access PEPWeb from home.
The student photocopier is situated in the Photocopy Room on the 4th Floor. Cards can be purchased from the MSc Programme Administrator in Room 539. A 200-unit copy card costs £10 and a 400-unit card costs £20. Students are given a free copy card at the start of the academic year.
The UCL Library has an informative website highlighting the complete range of resources on offer, click here .
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 .
Institute of Psychoanalysis
Institute Library website
As well as having access to University and College library facilities, students are granted reference-only access to the library of the Institute of Psycho-Analysis (Byron House, 112a Shirland Road, London W9 2EQ) between the hours of 12:30pm – 8.30pm Monday to Thursday inclusive. This extensively stocked library, with knowledgeable staff, is generally more appropriate to the reading requirements of this course.
Students wishing to use the Institute library should contact the Librarian, Saven Morris (email@example.com) before their first visit, as he will organise a short introduction to the Libraries facilities. You will also need to have the keypad entry code for the building and library - please contact the MSc Programme Administrator for further information. This code should be kept confidential, and a student should let nobody else into the building. It is very important that students bear in mind that the library is housed in a building where psychoanalytic clinical work and professional meetings are taking place, so that quiet and considerate behaviour is expected. The library staff may be able to help with straightforward questions, but this (like access to the library in general) is granted as a favour to the programme, and should be appreciated as such. For instance, please do not ask staff to do searches or copying for you, their time is already fully occupied, and they have other tasks in addition to library duties.
Institute of Psychoanalysis Library
University of London Library (Senate House)
Birkbeck College Library
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (P-E-P)
Within the department
There is a student computer and printer in Room 534 in the department. It can be used for internet access (including PEPWeb and Moodle), word processing and printing.
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 .
Use of E-mail
All students are entitled to establish a UCL e-mail account (via IS), 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. Students will also find that it is the quickest and easiest way of contacting the Programme Director and Programme Tutor or sending material to the MSc Programme Administrator. All students should therefore inform the MSc 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)
UCL Email Address
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 web at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/
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 for the User Authentication Service 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. More information can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/isd/servicedesk.
PORTICO: THE UCL STUDENT INFORMATION SERVICE
Access to PORTICO is available to everyone across UCL. You will need to log-on using your UCL user id and password, which are issued to you once you have enrolled. If you do not know them, you should contact the IS Helpdesk as soon as possible:
Name: ISD Service Desk
Phone: 020 7679 5000 (Ext: 25000 within UCL)
Location: DMS Watson Library (ground floor)
As a student you can take ownership of your own personal data by logging on to PORTICO.
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;
- complete online module registration – i.e. select the modules you would like to study, in accordance with the rules for your programme of study (subject to formal approval & sign off by the relevant teaching department and your parent department);
- view data about programmes/modules - i.e. information on programmes/modules available either in your home department or elsewhere to help you choose your optional modules / electives.
- view your own examination results online;
As before, any continuing student requiring official confirmation of their results, or any graduating student requiring additional copies of their transcript, should refer here for information regarding obtaining an official transcript.
On-line module registration – for Flexible/Modular students.
This facility enables flexible/modular students to choose their modules in accordance with the rules for your programme of study.
***Flexible/modular students must select only the modules they wish to study in that particular academic year - your fees will be calculated based on a pro-rata basis based on your selections in Portico.
Please see the booklet – Module Registration Student User Guide for more information.
All of your selections are subject to the approval of the teaching department for the module and your parent department. You will receive an automatic email to your UCL email address if any of your selections are rejected and you must ensure that you respond to this by contacting the departmental office in your parent department, whom you should also contact if you wish to amend a selection at any time.
Sources of Support for Students
Within the department
Working alongside the Programme Director (Prof Mary Target), Ms. Ruth McCall is personal tutor to all students. Ms. McCall is available to meet with individual students to discuss progress, dissertations, future plans etc, on Fridays and Saturdays. Students will meet with their personal tutor at the beginning of each term. Appointments can be made directly with the tutor via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or through the MSc Programme Administrator.
Professor Fonagy and the seminar coordinators can also be consulted if students wish, this should be arranged through the personal tutor in the first instance. Dissertation supervisors will also give some tutoring with the area of the dissertation, but their time is limited to approximately 3-4 meetings.
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 tutor 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 Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT) runs short courses for students in academic literacy and writing consultations.
Potential sources of personal therapy for students
There is a well-established Student Counselling Service within UCL.
The London Clinic of the Institute of Psychoanalysis (attached to the Institute of Psychoanalysis )
112A, Shirland Road
London W9 2EQ
Tel: 0207 563 5002
Fax 0207 563 5003
Mrs Judith Lawrence (Secretary)
37 Mapesbury Road
London NW2 4HJ
Tel: 020 8452-9823
Have a clinical service and will organise an assessment and psychotherapy. There is also a Reduced Fee Scheme providing 3 times a week psychotherapy, usually with a student. A commitment of a minimum of two years is required.
The Brandon Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy for Young People
(formerly the London Youth Advisory Centre)
26 Prince of Wales Road
London NW5 3LG
Tel: 020 7267-4792
Fax: 020 7267-5212
Provide a psychotherapy/counselling service once weekly for ages 12-25. People are asked to make a contribution if they can afford it.
1 Daleham Gardens
London NW3 5BY
Tel: 020 7435-7696
Fax 020 7431 1495
Offer a full analysis mainly with students 4 times a week for at least 2 years. There is a sliding scale for payment of fees.
Times: Administrator available Mon-Thu 10.00-14.00, visits by appointment only.
Client Group: People with emotional and psychological difficulties aged 18 and over, living in Camden .
Languages Spoken: Hebrew, Polish, and Spanish.
1 Daleham Gardens
London NW3 5BY
Tel: 020 7431-2693
Fax: 020 7431 7246
Will provide a list of members through which group therapy can be organised.
19 Abbeville Mews
88 Clapham Park Road
London SW4 7BX
Have a clinical service offering a consultation and therapy. They also have a low fee scheme which is for 3 times a week psychotherapy for at least 2 years. This may be with a student.
32 Leighton Road
London NW5 2QE
Tel: 020 7482 2002
Fax: 020 7482-4222
Offers a training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy leading to British Confederation of Psychotherapists registration. The Clinic offers psychotherapy and has a reduced fee scheme where fees are appropriate. Short-term therapy is available for example for students in the country for one year only. Contact the Clinic Secretary.
23 Magdalen Street
Tel: 0207 378 2002
Fax:027 378 2010
Offer a clinical service for counselling and psychotherapy , usually once a week. They also offer a low cost clinic for students as well as a sliding scale based on income. To apply to be seen in the low cost clinic you must be a fulltime student.
London SE1 9RT
Will supply a list of CAT therapists working privately.