Facilities and features
Student-trainees are offered the resources of the Psychology Division as well as the University, including access to the Library, academic skills support such as CLASS, and mental health and wellbeing support. In addition, the NHS Talking Therapies Team liaises with the NHS Talking Therapies Service to provide clinical practice supervision; the NHS Talking Therapies Team provides teaching, facilitation of learning, observation and supervision in relation to students’ knowledge and skill development within the practice area.
For clinical practice and supervision, the workplace is intended to provide trainees with opportunities to develop the specific knowledge and skills required of low intensity workers in applied settings.
The DMU PWP Link Tutor assigned to the student-trainees supports their clinical work, for example, by visiting them on placement and facilitating the development of their clinical skills. The DMU PWP Link tutor aids the student and the clinical supervisor in their roles, such as, in addition to the above, scheduling regular visits to meet with supervisors and Service Leads. Also students are assigned a Personal Tutor who supports their academic work on the programme, who is a point of contact for pastoral support, and who is involved in placement support.
On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available.
As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub.
The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.
Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.
There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.
You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.