Department of Psychology
STAFF CONSULTATION TIMES 2023-2024
Staff offices are located mostly in the John Hume building, which is located on the North Campus. Ms. Caroline Edwards is responsible for the administration of the undergraduate and MSc degrees. Students may call to the Departmental Office concerning any matter on Monday to Thursday: 10.00 to 11.30 and 14.30 to 16.00. You may also contact the office by telephone 01-708 4765. The office is closed all day Friday.
If you wish to talk to one of the lecturing staff, you can do so during the specified Consultation Hours. These Consultation Hours should be thought of as “Student Time” when you can talk with lecturing staff about the content of their modules, seek clarification or discuss difficulties with the material. If you want to consult a staff member outside those times, or online via Teams, you should email them to make an appointment. Lecturers cannot deal with detailed academic matters pertaining to the content of lectures, tutorials, practical assignments, or examinations over email or by telephone. Contact with lecturers by telephone or email should only be made to arrange appointments to meet in person or via Microsoft Teams. Under no circumstances should a lecturer or teaching assistant be contacted outside of the University setting.
Under normal circumstances, face-to-face meetings are generally preferable to ensure that students are engaging fully with the learning process, which relies heavily on the Socratic method of enquiry and investigation. However, face-to-face meetings are not always feasible, as has been the case over the past two years. Furthermore, not all lecturers or students may be in a position to meet in a face-to-face setting and may be available for online consultations only. In the event that you or your lecturer cannot meet in person, you can schedule an appointment for an online consultation. This will likely take place over Microsoft Teams, to which all students have access. Remember that you are a full-time student and so should be available during the week to meet in person or online with your teaching assistants and lecturers during the appointed times.
Staff Consultation Times 2023-2024