Now in its fifth year, Psychology Week provides a range of opportunities for students to extend their experience of psychology. The entire student body is encouraged to take part, whether or not they study the subject. For the first time, Psychology Week went virtual, enabling the department to offer the same wide variety of talks and research projects to students.
11 universities were involved, from the University of Surrey in Guildford to the University of Montreal in Canada. 25 amazing experts delivered a variety of talks to our students, from Doctors to PhD researchers, from international researchers to former students. Our students even got to hear about current psychology research projects which are taking place. Over the week, around 1,300 students took part – and one of the great things about the virtual world is that all the talks were recorded and so are now available on the College’s Study Directory for students to view!
It was a great opportunity for all our students, not only to learn more about topics we do not cover in the psychology lessons, but also to be part of research projects that are trying to understand how we are coping with new situations, such as the current global pandemic. Despite these uncertain times, we have been able to offer the same quality experience to our students and are grateful to all the wonderful speakers for, what we believe has been, our best Psychology Week ever!
Special thanks goes to second year student Salma Bennagi who designed this year’s Psychology Week logo, and to second year student Saskia Uttley for designing the programmes.