Lab sign-up information Semester 2 2017

Thursday 15 June 2017
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Priority lab enrolment forms can only be submitted from Monday 24 July to 4:30pm Wednesday 26 July

On Friday 28 July, lab sign-ups begin from 1:00pm for PSYC1004, and from 10:30am for Second & Third year courses. The exact start times for each course are listed below.

Check the FAQ at the bottom of this page for answers to common questions.

Key dates

Priority lab enrolment deadline date

Wednesday 26 July 4:30pm - if you can genuinely only attend one lab time in any course, complete and submit a priority enrolment form to the Psychology Admin Office.

Special lab selection deadline date

Wednesday 26 July 4:30pm - if intending to enrol in a course but formal enrolment has not been processed by this date, complete and submit a special lab selection form to the Psychology Admin Office

Sign-up start date

Lab sign-up opens and students can enrol in labs via Wattle as per the dates and times below:

  • PSYC1004 - 28 July 1:00pm
  • PSYC2001 - 28 July 10:30am
  • PSYC2007 - 28 July 10:45am
  • PSYC2008 - 28 July 11:00am
  • PSYC2011 - 28 July 11:15am
  • PSYC3011 - 28 July 11:30am
  • PSYC3015 - 28 July 11:45am
  • PSYC3018 - 28 July 12:00pm
  • PSYC3020 - 28 July 12:15pm
  • PSYC3026 - 28 July 12:30pm
  • PSYC3028 - 28 July 12:45pm

 

Sign-up end date

Lab sign-up ends and labs can be viewed in Wattle but enrolment is closed as per the dates below. Your course coordinator will advise of any end date changes.

  • First year courses - Friday 4 August 5:00pm
  • Second & Third year courses - Friday 11 August 5:00pm

Click here for further information on priority enrolments

The Research School of Psychology uses a module in Wattle to administer lab sign-up. Check for announcements on your course homepage in Wattle regularly, as the lab timetable is subject to change.

Logging on

You must be added to a Wattle course to use the group selections module to sign-up for labs in that course.

Students who are officially enrolled in a course will automatically be added to that course in Wattle and can log on to Wattle using their UniID and password.

However, please note that there is a day's delay between official enrolment in a course and when you are added to Wattle; so you won't be able to access a course in Wattle until 10am on the day after you have officially enrolled in that course.

Lab Size Limits

All Psychology courses have an upper limit of 30 students per lab, dependant on the seating capacity of the teaching venue. Course coordinators have the discretion to set the maximum number of students per lab to below 30 to enable an even distribution of students across all classes.

Priority Enrolment

If you can genuinely only attend one lab time for a course, you should complete a priority enrolment form and hand it in (with supporting documentation) to the Psychology Admin Office before the priority deadline date.

Special Lab Selection

If you are still waiting to be officially enrolled in a course but need to sign-up for a lab (e.g., you are awaiting a course permission code) you should use the special lab selection form to select labs. If you use this option, try to list as many labs as you are able to attend as you will not be guaranteed your first preference. Hand in completed forms to the Psychology Admin Office.

Do not submit special lab selection forms before the special lab selection date. There is no final date for submission of special lab selection forms- note however, that the acceptance and processing of  forms will depend on lab availability, and allocation to labs will be carried out at the discretion of course coordinators.

Unofficial Lab Attendance

If you will not be officially enrolling in a course but think you will still need to attend labs (e.g. if you are auditing a course, or are taking a course as part of a special topics program) you should contact your course coordinator about labs for the course. Your coordinator may require you to complete the normal lab sign up procedure to select a lab. Note that permission to attend labs is not automatic for students who are not enrolled in a course.

When to sign-up for Psychology labs

You will only be able to sign-up for a new lab or change your existing lab between the sign-up start date and the sign-up end date.

You will not be able to use the group selections module to sign-up for or change labs after the sign-up end date, however, you will be able to see what lab you are in by logging on to Wattle and accessing the group selections module. You should contact your course coordinator or the teaching assistant (TA) for your course if you want to change your lab selection after the sign-up period has ended.

How to sign-up for Psychology labs

Please note that the on-line sign-up system is not a preference-based system. You will be immediately allocated to the lab that you select when you use the system.

  1. Log on to Wattle and select a course in which you want to sign-up for a lab.
  2. On the course homepage click the link labelled 'Lab sign-up'.
  3. You will be taken to the group selections page.
  4. A list of labs for your course will be displayed. Labs that are full will not be available for selection. Click the ‘Become member of …’ button corresponding to the lab you want to enrol in under the ‘Action’ heading.
  5. A message 'Do you really want to enrol as member of the group?' will be displayed. Click the ‘Become member of …’ button again to confirm your choice. Make sure that you are in the correct lab group.
  6. Once you have completed signing up for your Psychology labs, you can log out of Wattle.  

How to change from one lab time to another

  1. Log on to Wattle and select a course in which you want to change from one lab time to another.
  2. On the course homepage click the link labelled 'Lab sign-up'.
  3. You will be taken to the group selections page.
  4. A list of labs for your course will be displayed, as well as the lab time that you are currently in. To remove yourself from this lab click the 'Leave group …' button. A message ' Do you really want to unenroll from the group?' will be displayed. Click the ‘Continue’ button to confirm your choice.
  5. A list of labs for your course will be displayed. Labs that are full will not be available for selection. Click the ‘Become member of …’ button corresponding to the lab you want to enrol in under the ‘Action’ heading.
  6. A message 'Do you really want to enrol as member of the group?' will be displayed. Click the ‘Become member of …’ button again to confirm your choice. Make sure that you are in the correct lab group
  7. Once you have completed signing up for your Psychology labs, you can log out of Wattle.  

How to check what lab time you are in

  1. Log on to Wattle.
  2. On the course homepage click the link labelled 'Lab sign-up'.
  3. You will be taken to the group selections page.
  4. A list of labs for that course will be displayed, as well as the lab time that you are currently in.
  5. Once you have completed checking your Psychology labs, you can log out of Wattle.  

Further information

For problems accessing the sign-up system on Wattle, please contact :

For problems related to the scheduling of labs, contact your Course Coordinator or teaching assistant.

For all other enquiries, contact the Research School of Psychology office.

Updated:  22 July 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RSP/Page Contact:  Web Admin, RSP