Communication

Communication within the programme takes a number of forms. In addition to the meetings, committees, boards and advisory groups, the list of programme personnel includes individuals’ contact details (telephone, office number, e-mail). 

Trainees should make sure that the programme administrator is kept informed of current home and placement base addresses and telephone numbers so that trainees can be contacted if necessary at times when not attending the university, and also any changes to these which may arise.

We use e-mail for day-to-day communication. Given staff and trainees’ full schedules and the size of the South West this can be an efficient way of asking questions and raising issues. There are a number of e-mail lists, maintained by the programme administrator. These are:

For each cohort: psy-dclinxx@exeter.ac.uk where xx is replaced by the relevant year of the cohort’s intake. 

Programme team: psy-dclin-staff@exeter.ac.uk

Clinical psychology research group: psy-clinres@exeter.ac.uk

School of Psychology academic staff: psy-acad@exeter.ac.uk

School of Psychology academic staff, postgraduate students and administrative staff: psy-all@exeter.ac.uk 

For communication about the programme, trainees’ University of Exeter e-mail accounts will be used. This enables the programme team to communicate with them through fixed e-mail addresses. It also enables trainees to read and use e-mail anywhere through the University of Exeter Webmail service. As part of the induction programme an introductory session about computers will be run, which will include using Webmail.

A shared university calendar named DClinPsych can be located in Outlook which has details of Programme meetings and other information. 

Trainees should, as far as possible, check their emails daily, and reply to programme team members if necessary. Care should be exercised when sending potentially confidential information by email, and encrypting a word document and phoning through a password if appropriate.