The Psychology Student Support Tutors (PSST) are here to support and assist you through your psychology degree. 

Everyone from first to fourth year, including both domestic and international students, is welcome to consult with a PSST.

They provide help with:

  • IDEAS for your assignments/reports
  • PLANNING your assignments
  • STRUCTURE and FLOW of written assignments
  • WRITING TIPS for assignments
  • STUDY tips for your exams

Please note that PSST does not provide any support or assistance for Honours/4th year theses.

Guidelines for student consultations

Thirty minute consults once a week
You can make a 30 minute consultation with a PSST once a week and hold two current bookings up to 2 weeks in advance.

Appointments are non-transferable, only the student who made the booking should attend the appointment.

Book early
PSST gets very busy in the lead up to assignment due dates, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. If you have an assignment due in Week 10, why not make some headway on it by seeing a PSST earlier? Then you could make subsequent bookings and get further feedback well before your assignment is due.

What a PSST can do

  • Report structuring advice
  • Logical flow
  • Basic grammar
  • Choice of words

You should consider that PSST tutors have no course-specific knowledge, but can comment more generally on report writing. Providing the tutor with your course assignment materials (assignment question and marking criteria) will increase the efficiency of your consult session. They’re happy to advise and help you.

Online Booking System

  1. To make an appointment to see one of the PSST tutors, login to the booking system using your SInet username and password.
  2. The available consultation slots are indicated in white, those that can't be booked are shaded black or grey.
  3. Note that every Wednesday morning we will make more consultation slots available for future weeks, so check each week if you wish to book a consultation slot a week or more in advance.
  4. Click on the consultation slot you want to book and a new window will open.
  5. In the booking window, indicate what you want help with in the 'Summary' box, then click 'Save' (this will send a confirmation email to your address).
  6. Now you should see your booking indicated in blue.
  7. If you wish to change your booking, click on your booked timeslot and the booking window will appear. Put a tick mark in the 'delete' box, then click 'save'.
  8. If you experience any difficulties with this process, or the system isn't working, please email for assistance.

Please note that there are two separate rooms where appointments are held (courtyard & 208A). These rooms are represented by the two separate schedules.

*** PSST offer drop-in session for quick questions and discussion, booking is not required for these sessions.  The schedule is displayed in the booking system.

You must login to access the PSST Bookings.

Make a booking

Where to find the PSST

The PSST Office is affectionately refered to as the PSST Fishbowl. It is adjacent to the Psychology Courtyard and PSA Undergraduate Common Room. You can access the Psychology Courtyard from level 2 of building 24a (i.e., the McElwain Psychology building).

Once you have entered the Psychology Courtyard, have a look around for a glass window with the letters 'PSST' on it. Make sure you tap on the glass window to let someone know you have arrived, and a tutor will come out and let you in for your session.

Psychology Courtyard
Psychology Courtyard outside PSST
PSST Entrance
PSST entrance

PSST Resources

Resources for the Psychology Student Support Tutors

APA Formatting and Turnitin

How to Write Assignments in Psychology

Additional Services Available to Students

Student Services at UQ can help you with your living, learning and working in Australia. Student Services also run a series of workshops throughout the semester on assignments, exams, statistics, studying and writing for different purposes. 

Moreover, if you still have questions after attending the workshops, you are allowed to have one-on-one consultation with a student advisor to discuss it further.