Student facilities

Your time studying with us may range from one day to six years. Whatever the length, we'll make it matter and ensure you have access to the best learning environment.

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Our Library and Information Service is internationally renowned in the mental-health and social-care sectors. We have everything you need to help you make the most of your time at the Trust and our knowledgeable staff are dedicated to providing you with support, whatever your level of professional or academic experience.

We have an extensive range of books, journals, databases, videos and online sources that are tailored to the requirements of our students, tutors and clinicians. The Library team also helps compile online reading lists with direct links to essential course materials, and we produce subject guides to keep you up to date with the latest developments in major areas of interest. Students will also be assigned a Personal Librarian who can provide a point of contact should you have any specific queries, plus they’ll make sure you get to know about innovations that could make a difference to you and your work.  

Whether you’re here to study, teach, research or practice, the Library is committed to providing the dynamic information service you need. 

Find out more at our library catalogue and collection website.

Whilst you are studying with us, you will enjoy the many benefits of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL).

Once enrolled, you will receive a password and username that gives you access to both the Library catalogues and to the Trust’s virtual learning environment (VLE), called Moodle, which is an online education platform that you can access from anywhere in the world, and at any time. 

Once logged into Moodle, you will be enrolled automatically on your course of study, where you’ll be able to find lectures slides, reading lists and the occasional recorded lecture, as well as a link for you to submit your assignments online.

Moodle also allows you to stay in touch with fellow students and your course team through discussion forums. 

Some courses offer live or synchronous teaching within our virtual classroom. The virtual classroom – which can be accessed from anywhere in the world simply by clicking on a link in an email – allows you to listen to a seminar with PowerPoint slides presented by a tutor or possibly present a project of your own to fellow classmates. You will be able to see and hear your tutor in a video screen and even join in with your own microphone and webcam if you have them. You do not need to install any special software to take part.

Our recently refurbished teaching and lecture rooms at The Tavistock Centre include full audio visual facilities as well as a robust Wi-Fi network to facilitate the use of your own tablet, smartphone or laptop.

Our fifth floor cafe provides fresh, home made food every day at very reasonable prices. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are available throughout the day as well as fresh ground coffee, a variety of teas, and a full range of still and sparkling soft drinks.

Our staff and students share the cafe space and enjoy a daily-changing lunch menu with options for vegetarians and vegans.  

Hot and cold drink vending machines are also placed throughout the building.

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