New students

Find out everything you need to know about joining us for your studies

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 around the UK.


Information and steps to take before starting your studies with us

Welcome week

Find out when this year’s welcome week takes place and what to expect

Governance passport

Information about creating your governance passport, a checklist of steps and a handy FAQ

Support and wellbeing

In order to help you get the most out of your education and training during your time here, we offer a range of support services through dedicated teams

Information for new international students

Find out what you need to know before joining us

Your student experience

Find out what life is like around the Tavi

Foreword from our Dean, Elisa Reyes-Simpson

Elisa Reyes-Simpson

I want to extend a very warm welcome to everyone and say how delighted I am that you are joining our student body from September this year.

I started my long connection with the Trust as a student, and fully appreciate that the decision to undertake a programme of study is a significant one that involves making choices and commitments to spend time, energy and money.

I know you will have also considered the impact on your family, friends and work life balance. I thank you for putting your trust in the Tavistock and Portman to provide you with a rich and rewarding learning experience.

A word from our Chief Executive

I’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.

Fundamental to our mission is the belief in the importance of relationships, from the earliest relationships that forge our inner lives and grasp of the world, through family, friends and the wider groups to which we belong. Our traditions remain at the core of our offer and through our practitioner-tutor model, we ensure that our trainings remain relevant, accessible and welcoming. 

We are working hard to make the Tavistock and Portman a genuinely diverse and inclusive institution, to ensure all our training tackles head on issues of culture and race and to do we everything we can to make students from black or other minority ethnic backgrounds welcome.  We know we have more to do but we are committed to developing an anti-racist approach across our all our activities. 

We are a broad family and our students are an integral part of our mission.  It is my pleasure to welcome you to part of this truly excellent learning environment.

Paul Jenkins OBE, Chief Executive

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