Chapter 2. Those We Serve?

Student Issues and Solutions

  1. Dominic Upton Head Chair Fellow specialist and
  2. Annie Trapp Director founding member
  1. Caprice Lantz Clinical Projects Manager lecturer

Published Online: 29 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320732.ch2

Teaching Psychology in Higher Education

Teaching Psychology in Higher Education

How to Cite

Lantz, C. (2009) Those We Serve?, in Teaching Psychology in Higher Education (eds D. Upton and A. Trapp), BPS Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320732.ch2

Editor Information

  1. University of Worcester, UK

Author Information

  1. National Institutes of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405195508

Online ISBN: 9781444320732



  • issues in teaching large groups;
  • working with diverse students;
  • teaching sensitive topics;
  • ethical issues in teaching;
  • helping students - to think about and prepare for careers;
  • changes in UK higher education (HE) - impact on nature of relationship, lecturers and students;
  • Government initiatives - impact on HE teaching;
  • fostering autonomous learning in students - cornerstone of UK HE;
  • virtual reality technology use - exposing students to psychological treatments;
  • Student Life Cycle model (HEFCE)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What Student Issues?

  • Students, Students Everywhere

  • Independent Learning

  • Students Come in All Shapes and Sizes

  • You're from Where?

  • I Never Would Have Guessed

  • What's Nontraditional Anyway?

  • But There's No Lift

  • Expecting the Unexpected

  • Is That Ethical?

  • You're Just Being Too Sensitive

  • It's Not My Job – Or Is It?

  • It's Just the Beginning

  • References