The best learning environment to help you achieve the most from your studies

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.

Our library services

Our library has an extensive digital collection of e-books and journals as well as databases and video resources such as Box of Broadcasts tailored to the requirements of our students, tutors and clinicians.

Our librarians provide support and guidance, whatever your level of professional or academic experience, including training on topics such as literature searching and referencing.

The library at the Tavistock Centre provides access to our print collection of books and journals as well as a variety of study spaces and access to computers and printing facilities.

If your course is validated by the University of Essex, you will have full access to the University of Essex library.

Our digital learning environment

All of our courses use an online platform called Moodle. It provides access to course information, online reading lists and learning material including videos. It acts as a communication hub and is used to collect your assessments.

Our online and blended courses use Zoom for lectures, seminars, and other teaching events. Students on on-site course at the Tavistock Centre or one of the regional centres might use Zoom for activities such as guest lectures or personal tutorials.

Our teaching and lecture rooms at the Tavistock Centre include full audio-visual facilities as well as a WiFi network to facilitate the use of your own tablet, smartphone or laptop. Desktop computers are available in the Library at the Tavistock Centre.

If your course is validated by the University of Essex, you will receive a University of Essex IT account which will give you access to a range of software to use on your own computer.

Food and drink

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

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

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

Common room

A place to rest, study or meet other students, our student common room is available to all students and also offers lockers for bags and other valuables.

Multi-faith reflective space

Our multi-faith reflective room offers a quiet space for spiritual peace and calmness for staff and students at the Trust. 

Teaching facilities

We have a state of the art lecture theatre, as well as seminar rooms and teaching spaces located throughout the Tavistock Centre. Dedicated teaching studios also offer the chance to observe sessions.

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