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This is a WWW document by Steve Draper, installed at http://www.psy.gla.ac.uk/~steve/resources/index.html.
Web site logical path:
Some learning and teaching resources
This is the index page or introduction to the documents in this directory.
They are learning resources tailored for students and staff in the
of Glasgow University,
but possibly useful elsewhere if adapted.
Copying is allowed, comments welcome. Feel free to use them, but they have
not been extensively checked and tested, and are not the last word on their
List for students and staff
- Library reading lists
- "Let's talk about X" (GU initiative):
Giving a talk for a general audience on your final year project /
dissertation. Bound to be useful in all future jobs except being an academic
researcher (when specialist audiences will be your main focus).
- (Here is a complete but unformatted list of
pages for courses I teach / have taught.)
- Induction for arriving students
- PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) in the psychology department
- Year abroad / foreign students studying here
email aliases to foreign students
- Critical reviews
Examples of CRs
E.g.s of topics, possibly
for microCT exercise
- Punctuation help
(N.B. considerable advice on writing essays, reviews etc. is
included within the "Critical reviews" document above.)
- My resources for postgraduate students
- Slides from level 4 exam prep. workshop 21 April 09
- Slides from level 3 exam prep. workshop 22 April 09
- Department handbooks and timetables: I have collected links
- Transfer INTO
SocSci college (page leading to forms: open bottom tab)
SocSci college (the form itself)
- Student withdrawal / dropout / leaving
- Readmission (which is to a college, not School):
SocSci college (page leading to forms: open bottom tab)
Arts college: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chief advisers: (more in my email addresses)
- Arts college: Arts-Chief-Adviser@glasgow.ac.uk
- SocSci college: email@example.com
- SciEng college: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Student carer policy
Student enrolment (on courses using Mycampus)
- Dates for student enrolment (on courses using Mycampus): see here:
Student graduation / enrolment / registration / ceremony ...
Look at this web page, then at the LH sidebar, where 'Graduation' is open/
highlighted. Read in turn ALL the sub-bits of it.
The process is badly described. There is a pervasive lack of clarity about
the distinctions between: enrolment, registration, getting the parchment
certificate, the ceremony. These terms are used differently from elsewhere
(differently in the context of graduation than their meaning in the same LH
sidebar menu, where "registration" is used to mean something different);
the terms are never, ever defined; and apparent synonyms sometimes have
contrasting meanings e.g. 'enrolment' vs. 'registration', etc.
There is no mention at the top level of anything about avoiding the ceremony:
it is only buried in the 2nd subsection and only if you open a tab marked
'campus', or at the bottom of the 1st subsection on "before graduation" but
not on the sections about either the ceremony or the parchment certificates.
To avoid going to the ceremony you must first enrol for it, then fill in a
second form to un-enrol for it. In one place it says if you don't turn up for
the ceremony you may not graduate; then that you will automatically get the
certificate by post: i.e. the pages contradict themselves.
Among the worst problems is that staff cannot see how it is done, since it is
done only from Myglasgow for students; and even that information is buried
obscurely in a subsection, inside a tab labelled "campus" (not "instructions" or
"enrolment" or anything useful), and then followng a link about "graduation
Why on earth is there not a direct link from the top of the web pages about
enrolment to the place e.g. in Myglasgow which lets students enrol?
times in May 2013
(the official source) when decided
(see also this
deadlines for staff)
Level 3 exams for psychology department students
- Examination halls: Where are they?
- Exam results: MyCampus
is the official and only source (apart from getting a letter).
- Getting a transcript etc.
Getting a transcript
HEAR at Senate Office
HEAR at SRC
- How to interpret your (level 3) exam results
- Best place to start looking up the way to appeal is here:
- Registering for resit exams.
Note that the August diet is almost always called a "resit" even though some
of the students are sitting the exam for the first time, and not resitting at
You have to register for them, and it is your responsibility to make sure
this happens, even though it generally is done for you automatically for L1,L2
The key page is:
- Student absence policy
- policy direct
- Guidance on the reporting system
What this may mean is that claiming weeks or months later that you
missed academic work but didn't tell the university, will not be accepted.
- Students: Reporting an absence
- University calendar:
2015-6 "University Fees and General Information for Students"
- University calendar rules on illness and exams,
called "incomplete assessment and good cause":
PDF document (see esp. section 16.45 - 16.53 pages "Gen.13-15")
Deadlines, penalties, extensions: see esp. section 16.25 - 16.28 pages
- Assessment policy, guide, code, ....
- Guide to the Code of assessment
Advice for students in 2014 by Clerk of Senate on exams and "good cause"
(and to staff).
- Invigilation rules: part of the same PDF document.
- For result return codes, see below in "Staff and student" section.
- Past class exam papers are on our dept. portal under:
Home >> Level 3 Course Documentation and Resources >> Course Info
- Past exam papers are
available from the library
- Do Merlin login
to your personal library record, if it works.
- go to
- Search on (e.g.) "psychology honours"
- Pick the year you want, and click on the "Full list of Digital Images"
- Pick the paper you want to view (these are physical exam papers, not modules)
- N.B. you may find some on our portal under "course information":
particularly recent ones missing from the library
- Student access to online Registry stuff:
Dates of academic sessions, semesters, etc.
Foreign exchange dates
Teaching week numbers (see bottom of page)
- University information for current students:
- Finding places and rooms in the university
Ethics matters: ethics committee applications etc.
- How to report stats in psychology: 7 page PDF handout
Stats consultation proforma for maxi project students:
(copied from the portal 9 Feb 09)
International Personality Item Pool: Free personality questionnaires
Lewis R. Goldberg (2006) "The international personality item pool and
the future of public-domain personality measures"
Journal of Research in Personality vol.40 no.1 pp.84-96
Individual psychology staff (find their emails)
- Launchpad for literature searches
- The value of the degree
- A test of graduate preparedness (skills) for work.
This is an Australian
sample test for graduates of employable skills, called GSA =
Graduate Skills Assessment, mentioned in
THES (Times Higher Education Supplement)
18 June 2004 p.11.
(local PDF copy taken 28 June 2004.)
A teach-yourself tutorial on internet information skills for psychologists
- A database of psy. papers.
Both citations, user notes/comments, and pointer to free copies of papers.
- Using the internet as a search tool
- How to cite web documents in bibliographies
Australian document on APA/Harvard style for citing web docs
Australian document on APA/Harvard style
APA ref style
Phil Agre's guide (for postgrads) on human networking on the internet
Guide on human networking on the internet.
Intended for business people, but recommended by a student teacher
- PhDs by publication: a personal view
- Print off a blank timetable to help plan
your weekly activities
Classics in the History of Psychology
- Being interviewed: an animation by
direct link (for Macs, Quicktime, 18 Mbytes)
for Macs, Quicktime, 18 Mbytes
for PCs, MPEG, 35 Mbytes
for PCs, MPEG, 22 Mbytes
for PCs, MPEG, 20 Mbytes
for PCs, SWF, 8 Mbytes
Counselling and support for students
- List of different kinds of support for students
- Counselling for staff
(independent of the university): 0800 882 4102
List for staff and students
Access to TV programmes e.g. for teaching, via the University.
Getting the university to record TV off air, and fetch past broadcasts
for small fee:
- Teaching timetables:
by week or lecturer; by level:
by module nbsp; printed
level3 and 4 nbsp; blank weekly
level 3 exam subject combinations, names, and modules
(plans for new arrangements)
- Some psychology course
codes LI> Registry exam info for staff
- Result returns including change-result forms.
- Result return codes.
- Result return codes.
New head page
New year-specific page
New booklet PDF
Newer booklet PDF
- Ways to search for a student
- websurf (new): access by staff
as well as students to the records of an individual student?
SMS texting to students / classes
Online: what rooms are booked vs. free:
see what rooms are free; whether your room is free before/after yours, etc.
There is a brilliant bit of software for this, though it takes a little
practice to get the most out of it.
- Go to your own (staff) portal, logging in as necessary
- Click on "Timetables and Room Booking"
- In the rectangle "Quick links",
click on "Whats on in your rooms"
- You can search on:
- A building or a room;
- An organisation unit e.g. School of psychology
- A course by its course code. If you know the code, you can do
this without specifying the org.unit.
- You can view things by the rooms you specified OR by month, week, day
- If you are looking at just one course e.g. one of your lectures, then
the Month view is perhaps better.
- The Rooms view shows you whether "your" room is occupied before and after
- You can save searches, which makes future lookups faster if only
because you can modify a saved search faster than create one from scratch.
- Rooms lookup (univ.):
List of new dalek/TEAL/Active rooms
- Room capacities (xls download)
- lecture recordings
List of all rooms, by bldg.
Bldg name index → room photos
Bldg photos index → room photos
LT → LT Capacity:
use dropdown menus to pick bldg, then open room-menu to see capacities
(Capacity bands → (all) rooms)
(Types → (all) rooms)
Click 2 then on <shortcut>.
- Room booking (dept.):
- Room booking (univ.):
Equipment (Click on bldg; then click on room name)
Report LT A/C faults
for registering (new) courses.
- Re-engineering Assessment Practices in Scottish
Higher Education. E-assessment
- Ethics for staff:
BPS ethics guidelines
ethics committee applications
(All maxi project students need to submit one of these.)
- A tutorial exercise in reciprocal critiquing
- A tutorial exercise in giving practice talks
- One minute papers: a simple feedback technique
- Teaching in the round
handsets for interactive lectures
- Formative feedback to honours students
Software marking assistant
Seminars I (sometimes) find worth going to
- This is a set of techniques teachers can
A Berkeley Compendium of Suggestions for Teaching with Excellence
- Using Acrobat readers and PDF web files
- Tips on running a video conference / tutorial
- List of support services
- My access to the teaching database
- Teaching and learning in pictures
- Teaching and learning jokes
email aliases to foreign students
- Other ideas and initiatives to do with education tactics at this
university can be found from
Data Protection Act
- Help on "scholarship of teaching and learning" i.e. publishing about your
- GUprint system