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Essay Extensions

by Sasha Smith -

Due to the anxiety and complications caused by COVID 19, NSPC are instating a two week extension to all Winter 2020 essays across the board. We hope this offers some small help in the circumstances.

Student Webinar (13/05) - Recording

by Alessio Compagnino -
Dear Student,

If you missed yesterday's Q&A session about the NSPC's response to COVID-19 in terms of teaching arrangements, assessments and clinical placements, you can now access the recording by simply following the below link.

Please let me know if you have any questions (

Thank you,


Student Webinar (13th May)

by Alessio Compagnino -

Dear Student,

I hope you had a lovely weekend.

Just wanted to remind you about the student webinar scheduled to take place this Wednesday 13th May (14:00-15:00). Key members of staff will be available to answer any questions you might have about current teaching arrangements and the upcoming terms.

If you wish to join, please follow the below link. The password is 793620.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,


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Available courses

A selection of forums for students, moderated by students.

How to keep track of your progress on the course for yourself

Information about best practice, the special requirements of web users with different disabilities, and how to modify the NSPC virtual learning environment if you have a disability

You will find a useful repository of help and suggestions here that is being constantly added to.  So check back regularly.  You MUST read the Guidelines document before you start study.

Lots of information about Turnitin

This short course provides an overview of the septimus learning environment, and how to use it.

A general orientation to the software that we use to create our virtual learning environment (VLE), which is also now being used for massive open online courses (MOOCs).  Unlike the latter our VLE emphasizes your involvement in collaborative learning

Particularly useful if you are coming back to higher education after a break.

An introduction to the benefits and costs of combining psychotropic drug treatment with psychotherapy

Notes on some key philosophers' ideas about wellbeing

Includes guide to good teaching practices

What teachers, clinical supervisors, and research supervisors are asked by NSPC to do administratively 

Please read the research handbook, which is available in Useful documents at MyNSPC and the contents of Research documents on MyNSPC that has guidance about ethics, about marking, a research log that you might want to use for individual supervision, and other useful documents

Please watch the attached powerpoint presentation

Please be familiar with the Research supervision report from also available in Useful documents.  Note that unless students submit this termly, duly signed by yourself and any other supervisor, the student may fall that term's supervision.

Training for all administrators

Useful updates for online tutors about their essential contributions to student learning

Forum and chat room for the use of research supervisor

Keep in contact with your clinical supervisor colleagues, and share difficult problems with them.  They may have come across them before!  Access NSPC guidance about supervision too

Discussion forums and chats for the teams on the MSc in Psychotherapy Studies (PTS), the MA in Working with Diversity, and the MSc on Typical and Atypical Development (Dev), the online elements of the MA in Existential and Humanist Pastoral Care

Please note that these videos are copyright and must not be copied, downloaded, or made available for sale or even for watching anywhere to any other audience than legitimate users of NSPC's Moodle VLE.

For future development of Moodle

A repository of useful information for tutors including the guidelines that should be read by every tutor