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.

Travel

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.

Parking

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

Timings

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
  • 2:00 - 3:30: Third session (on days when there is a Reflective Practice group this session finishes at 3.00)
  • 3:30 - 4:00: Break OR 3:00 - 3:30 (see above)
  • 4:00 - 5:00: Fourth session

Lunch

If you are teaching both before and after the lunch period, we would be happy to provide you with lunch from one of the local sandwich shops. Please place your order on arrival to the General Office.

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 to us at least 2 weeks 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 downloads below.

If you foresee any problems with this, please don't hesitate to let us know and we 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

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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