Psychology Student Support Tutors (PSST) are here to support and assist you through your psychology degree! We welcome everyone from first to fourth year to come and see us, including both domestic and international students.

You can come and see us to get 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

  • 30 minute consults once a week
    You can make a 30 minute consultation with us once a week and hold two current bookings up to two weeks in advance.
  • Non-transferable
    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 coming to see us earlier? Then you could make subsequent bookings and get further feedback well before your assignment is due.
  • What we 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. We’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.


Book a PSST consultation

Where to find the PSST

We're located on Level 2 of the McElwain Building. Entry is via the Psychology Courtyard. 

Contact us via email

Find us on Facebook for more information about PSST and to receive updates about opening times and workshops.