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OU recipient of BPS Undergraduate Award

This prize is awarded to the undergraduate students who achieved the highest overall score in an accredited degree programme at each of the institutions accredited by the British Psychological Society. The 2019 recipient for the Open University is Wendy Lloyd. She tells her story. As someone who’s always been very suited to a freelance lifestyle,… Continue reading OU recipient of BPS Undergraduate Award

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Presentations by a psychology student representative

Billy Docherty is a student representative on the Psychology Teaching Committee and one of the Faculty Association Representatives in the Open University Student Association, OUSA. He has recently presented at two conferences on learning. At the Jisc CAN (Change Agents Network) Conference. With OUSA Vice President for Equality and Diversity, Cherry Day, Billy talked to… Continue reading Presentations by a psychology student representative

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The Open University Psychological Society

Student representative Abi introduces the Open University Psychological Society (OUPS). What is OUPS?  The Open University Psychological Society (OUPS) is the student society for OU psychology students and alumni. We are a volunteer-run, not-for-profit, registered charity  affiliated with the OU Students Association (OUSA).  What is the relation between OUPS and the School?  The Open University… Continue reading The Open University Psychological Society

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A PhD in Psychology?

Last week Stephanie Taylor attended the School's conference for PhD students. Academic study implies a trajectory. First you study one module, then another, until eventually you’ve completed a qualification – probably a BA or BSc. At that point, most people have fulfilled their study goals. However it’s possible that you want to obtain a higher… Continue reading A PhD in Psychology?