Meet people in the School

What do professors do all day?

This November, Professor Sarah Crafter, a member of the School research collaboration CuSP, was involved in a range of activities relating to her academic scholarship, dissemination of her work on child language brokers and her ESRC funded project called 'Children Caring on the Move'.  Sarah launched her new book 'Developmental transitions: Stability and change across… Continue reading What do professors do all day?

Counselling, Psychology

A Happy New Year from the Head of the School of Psychology and Counselling

Happy New Year to all our students in Psychology and Counselling! Most of you begin 2020 at a midway point in your modules so I’m aware that you may be using the university holidays for academic work. I hope that you do get some kind of a break.  For those of you just about to… Continue reading A Happy New Year from the Head of the School of Psychology and Counselling

Psychology in the world, Social Psychology

The abolition of ‘part-time’ education?

In this end-of-year blog, Professor Stephanie Taylor questions whether the label of 'part time' is appropriate for Open University study. Are you a part-time student? Do you think part-time university education should be abolished? Before you answer those questions, let's consider exactly what we mean by 'part-time'. The Open University has of course been famous… Continue reading The abolition of ‘part-time’ education?

Winter postcards from our modules

A winter postcard from module DE300 Investigating Psychology 3

We begin a new series of winter postcards from the School's modules, written by the academics who work mostly closely with students and tutors, the Staff Tutors. They write about what's happening on each module at this point in the year. Today Dr Katy Smith writes from DE300, the dissertation module for the School's main… Continue reading A winter postcard from module DE300 Investigating Psychology 3

Meet people in the School, Research in the School

Writing a research grant proposal – developing collegial relationships

Professor Sarah Crafter from the School writes about building international relationships for developing a funding proposal for a European research bid. She points out the relevance of the psychology of social relationships to the process of developing new psychology research. It started with a text from an Italian friend, whom I had known for a… Continue reading Writing a research grant proposal – developing collegial relationships