New students

We are delighted you have chosen to study with the Trust either at the Tavistock Centre in London or at one of our national centres.

This section of the site will help you prepare for the start of your studies and provide you with essential information about studying at the Trust and about Welcome Week 2018.

Please note: that this guide should be read in conjunction with your course handbook, Moodle pages and the ‘current and new students’ section of the website.

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Foreword from our Dean

Brian RockI am delighted that you are joining us in helping people to transform their lives for the better.

Thank you for choosing to embark on a journey of discovery at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. I hope it will challenge and inspire you and enrich your understanding and practice.

At the Trust you will be studying in an innovative and world-leading institution for mental health, social care, education and psychological therapies (to name a few), with tutors and other colleagues who are dedicated to this field and have a wealth of knowledge and experience at your disposal.

We can only continue our world-leading reputation with your help, through your research and practice and I am excited to continue our mission with you.

Brian Rock, Director of Education and Training, and Dean of Postgraduate Studies


A word from our Chief Executive

Paul JenkinsI’d like to extend a warm welcome to you all.

I hope you find your first week with us helpful and informative; I encourage you to make the most of the opportunity to meet fellow students.

We are committed to making a measurable difference to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. By training with us, you are supporting this mission.

Our students are a vital part of our work and you are joining a growing cohort of professionals who share a common purpose.

Our training is provided by highly skilled tutors who draw on their own clinical experience to help you to develop the skills you need. Wherever you are in your career, I hope you use your time with us to learn and train but also as a space to think and reflect.

We’re privileged to have you join us on your training journey and I am sure you will be able to apply the training, learning and skills to help you wherever you are in your career. I truly hope you enjoy being part of an excellent learning environment.

Paul Jenkins OBE, Chief Executive


Pages in this section

Pre-enrolment and enrolment

It is essential you work your way through this enrolment guide before Welcome Week, and pre-enrol no later than Friday 14 September. If you do not...

Current student support

In order to help you get the most out of your education and training during your time here at the Tavistock and Portman, we offer a range of...

Governance for clinical trainees

If you are going to see a patient of the Trust as part of your training you are required to complete a governance passport. This section will...

National Centre students

Our courses have been designed to be inclusive for all, regardless of where you live. As well as offering some online courses, we also deliver...

Information for new international students

Here at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust we have a long and valued tradition of offering training to mental health professionals from...

Tavistock life for new students

Student GroupsLGBT+ student and trainee groupOur LGBT+ society exists to provide a safe environment for our LGBT+ students and their friends to...

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