For external speakers

For those currently teaching on the DClinPsy programme or thinking about offering your services to teach, please see below for information and who to contact to learn more.


Information about teaching days

For further information about teaching, please see the 'Information for Teachers' document, from which the following key information is taken.

Please note: With student and staff safety as a priority, the University has decided that teaching will be taking place digitally for the 2020-21 academic year. More information about this can be found on the following page of the University Website:

Please be assured that the DClinPsy curriculum team will be providing speakers with specific guidance and support to help facilitate this format of teaching for our trainees, and we can discuss this transition as soon as your session is scheduled. In the meantime, the University has provided a quick guide to digital learning, which you may find helpful.


We are based within the Department of Psychology, Cathedral Court, 1 Vicar Lane, Sheffield, S1 2LT.

For information on how to get here, please see our Contact Us page.


There are some bookable visitor parking spaces available outside of Cathedral Court; please contact Sharon Keighley regarding booking one of these spaces. 


The usual timings for the day are as follows:

  • 9:30 - 11:00: First session
  • 11:00 - 11:30: Break
  • 11:30 - 1:00: Second session
  • 1:00 - 2:00: Break for lunch
  • Session 3 2.00 - 3.30/ 3.00 (This session time can vary depending on session 4) 
  • Tea Break 3.30 - 4.00 (or 3.00 - 3.30 –see above)
  • Session 4 3.30/ 4.00 - 5.00 

Equipment/Room Requirements

A computer (with internet connection and DVD playing capacity), overhead projector and flip-chart are provided in all teaching rooms. We will assume that you do not require anything further unless we hear from you to the contrary.

Please e-mail any presentations or teaching materials to us at least 1 week in advance. 

Trainee Learning Needs

At any one time there are likely to be trainees with specific learning needs in the teaching cohort, therefore we would ask our speakers to please consider the following whenever possible:

  • Providing copies of lecture notes and slides in advance.
  • Handouts presented in large font (at least 12).
  • Leaving copies of any additional notes displayed after a lecture so that students can write them up.
  • Providing reading lists which distinguish between core and secondary reading.
  • Avoid where possible unseen reading tasks within the teaching session. Any substantive reading to be used within the session should be provided in advance, unless for example it contains clinically sensitive material which cannot be shared in advance.
  • If unseen reading is unavoidable within the session, allow a reasonable time for this - the standard University adjustment is to add 25% extra time - in calculating the time you plan to allow.
  • Some trainees will make notes on laptops and/or tablets.
  • For learning needs, trainees may ask if they can audio record the teaching session. Further information about our policy on this practice can be found in the programme handbook.

If you foresee any problems with the above, please let us know and we will endeavour to support the process as best we can.

Please send your PowerPoint presentations/teaching materials to Sharon Keighley (tel. 0114 222 6570).

Programme Handbook

The Programme Handbook includes information about the areas in which we teach and our teaching methods. Please contact Sharon Keighley (tel. 0114 222 6570), if you would like a copy.

Becoming an Honorary Teacher

It is recognised that the success of the DClin Psy Programmes is dependent upon the significant contribution to teaching, research and supervision by external teachers and supervisors. The Clinical Psychology Unit wishes to recognise and reward such individual contributions by awarding the title of Honorary Teacher. An honorary position may be requested in lieu of receiving a speaker fee. 

Subject to meeting criteria an individual may apply to the Programme for recognition as an Honorary Teacher which is subject to approval by both the Head of Department and the Faculty of Science. 

If you teach on the programme, you may want to consider applying for recognition as an Honorary Teacher. For further details, including criteria for applying, please see the 'Honorary Teacher' document.

If you have any queries about the process of applying, or to discuss further, please contact Sarah Barnett, Unit Administrator (tel. 0114 222 6649).

Further information about teaching

For queries about teaching days, parking and equipment/rooms, or further information relating to teaching content, or how your teaching fits within the wider module please contact Sharon Keighley (tel. 0114 222 6570).

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