Trainee resources

Welcome to the South Eastern division trainees page. This page is to provide helpful information to the trainees in the South Eastern Division.

If you are a trainee and think there is anything further that could be added to this page please let the Division Office know.  

  • The Royal College Trainee's section
  • Psychiatric Training Committee (PTC). Details of how to get involved with the PTC can be obtained from this website or by contacting: Nikki Cochrane
  • Student associates
  • The Registrar - the PTC Magazine that is filled with items on education, leadership, research, conferences, exams, recruitment, interviews and any other issues that are important to trainees. 
  • RCPsych Library - services include: access to databases and journals, book borrowing, free literature searches and document supply.  The vast majority of our library resources are available online but there is also a library space at 21 Prescot Street, which is open Monday to Friday, 8am - 7pm.
  • Having trouble with exams? Our latest information guide on how to deal with them is now available to download.   
  • Portfolio online - a web-based e-portfolio tool that helps you log your learning, professional activities, development and achievements
  • TrOn - Trainees Online – or TrOn – is an online learning resource we developed to help you during your training.It provides interactive learning modules to help you prepare for the MRCPsych exams


Each year, the South Eastern Division hold these awards to highlight the amazing work of Trainees – and of course Trainers – within our Division.

These awards have been organised to celebrate excellence in trainees and trainers in the South East region.

We provide a ceremony to engage and enthuse local trainees and remind trainees of the function of the SED and how it might support them.

    See more information on these Awards

    Divisional poster prize

    Open to all Higher Trainees ST4-6/7 and Core Trainees CT1-3 working in the South Eastern Division who are Specialist Associates, Affiliates, PMPTs or members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

    Each year, the Division hold this competition for you to submit a poster and abstract on any area of psychiatry.  This could include research, innovation, collaboration etc., either on your own or within a team.  This will enable trainees to highlight the work they are involved in and share research work being undertaken.

    For more information on this prize, please see our Competitions, prizes and awards page.

    International Congress bursary

    The Division offer a bursary to Trainees to attend International Congress, for those who have submitted a poster.  The top 5 scoring poster submissions, as marked by the College, will be contacted and a bursary of £200 per person will be offered to assist with delegate fees, travel, accommodation and meals.

    For more information on this prize, please see our Awards, Prizes and Bursaries page.

    Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry