Contact Us

By telephone
During office hours
(Monday-Friday 08:30-17:00)
+44 (0)1234 400 400

Outside office hours
(Campus Watch)
+44 (0)1582 74 39 89

By email
admission@beds.ac.uk (admissions)
international@beds.ac.uk (international)
sid@beds.ac.uk (student support)
help@beds.ac.uk (registration)

By post
University of Bedfordshire
University Square
Luton
Bedfordshire
UK, LU1 3JU

Taster Sessions & Outreach Activities

At the School of Psychology we offer a wide range of taster sessions and education liaison activities for prospective students. All our taster sessions are free to attend and you can choose from a variety of subject talks and workshops or take part in lab tours and equipment demonstrations.


Subject talkSubject Talks (30 minutes + Q&A session)

  • Visual illusions (Paul Cavendish)
  • Memory (Dr Melanie Pitchford)
  • Social Networks (Dr Emma Short)
  • Relationships (Dr Joseph Adonu)
  • Love (Dr Joseph Adonu)
  • Fussy eating in children (Dr Faye Powell)
  • Work life balance (Dr Andrew Clements)
  • Alcohol and adolescence (Dr Lynne Wood)
  • Introduction to the psychology of aggression (Dr Alfredo Gaitan)
  • Transitions to higher education (Dr Alfredo Gaitan)
  • Culture and Language (Dr Candan Ertubey)
  • Developmental Psychology (Isabella McMurray)
  • Stress, emotion and health (Prof Gail Kinman)

Workshops (45-60 minutes)

  • Research methods, including SPSS (more appropriate for AS Psychology students)
  • Death Penalty (interactive session led by Kristy Horton)
  • Psychopathy (interactive session led by Kristy Horton)
  • Psychology myths (interactive session led by Andrew Green)
  • Posters and presenting
  • Writing a great personal statement (90 minutes, designed for AS Psychology or humanities pupils who are about to apply through UCAS led by Alfredo Gaitan)

Demonstration of equipmentDemonstration of psychophysiological & neurophysiological measures/equipment (15 minutes)

These demonstrations take place in the labs as they make use of specialist equipment (e.g. electroencephalogram (EEG), heart rate and skin conductance monitors).


Tour of psychology labs and short demonstrations (15-30 minutes)

Visitors can take a tour of the labs, take part in cognitive or perception tasks as well as try the driving simulator.

Tour of the labs and driving simulator testing


Education Liaison

Our ethos is to create strong links with local educational establishments and the wider community. We currently work in partnerships with local colleges and sixth forms to give local students a taste of what it is like to study psychology and frequently host schools for shorter visits to our labs.Two psychology students

On request we can also run specific events designed for parents, teachers and advisers. Activities can take place at the Luton Campus or at the institutions, depending on the preferences and practical considerations.

Contact Us

All enquiries should be directed to Andy Green or Kristy Horton (School of Psychology Taster Session & Education Liaison Co-ordinators).

E: andrew.green@beds.ac.uk
E: kristy.horton@beds.ac.uk

Note: Open Days are not part of Education Liaison. All communication regarding Enquirer and Applicant days should be directed to Paul Cavendish.
E: paul.cavendish@beds.ac.uk

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