Y12 Exploring Psychology at the University of Exeter

Tuesday 19th July, 2016 09:00-17:00

Washington Singer room 219, Streatham Campus, Exeter University, UK.


This day long course will give Y12 students a taste of what it is like to study psychology at university through a series of specialist lectures, group discussion seminars, and project work with the opportunity to meet leading experts in their field. Each session will have a theme that centres around core areas of psychology that are studied during the final year of A-level. Advice will also be given on applying to universities and writing personal statements.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about the different subject areas in psychology, current research that academics are conducting, as well as finding out where a psychology degree could take you.

Speakers include:

Dr Natalia Lawrence (University of Exeter, Department of Psychology) “Compulsive behaviour and mood disorders: Why do some people lose control over their behaviour and emotions?”

Professor Tasmin Ford (University of Exeter Medical School) “How do we measure mental health in young people?”

Dr Anna Adlam (University of Exeter, Department of Psychology) “Can cognitive psychology models help us to understand and treat depression?”

Satellite Teacher CPD Workshop:

The aim of this workshop is to discuss supporting super-curricular learning for highly able students, to discuss ways of assisting students in completing an EPQ in psychology, to provide advice on supporting students who are applying to highly selective institutions, and to present ways of developing classroom teaching from research projects.

How much will it cost?

There is a £30 registration fee for the Y12 Exploring Psychology Day and a £30 registration fee for the Technical training for the EPQ for Psychologists workshops.

This event (and other activities) are organised by the CAN School Research Consortium and are supported by the University of Exeter’s Widening Participation agenda. If your school is eligible for this scheme all fees will be waivered. Please ask your teacher if your school is recognised by the University of Exeter as eligible under this scheme.

How do I book a place?

Students are invited to book their place on this event or the Technical training for the Extended Project Qualification for Psychologists by visiting the University of Exeter Online Store.

For any further information, please contact our team: CAN-edu@exeter.ac.uk.

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