Annual Conference 2013


Calling all psychology students!

"Attending the conference as a student was inspirational, each lecture and symposium offered new dissertation ideas"

"If you love psychology you will love the BPS Conference"

On Tuesday 9 April we will have a stream of sessions aimed specifically at you.  Registration fees for 2013 have been drastically reduced to enable you to attend 1, 2 or all 3 days of the conference:

1-day:     £44
2-days:   £79
3-days:   £113

Full details of how to book can be found on our Registration page

These rates are available for all student members of the Society.  If you're not a member of the Society yet - visit our Student Member pages to find out how to apply.

Programme for Tuesday 9 April

We are pleased to announce our programme outline for the stream of sessions aimed specifically at psychology students:



Opening Address:  Peter Banister, President


Opening Keynote:  Peter Fonagy, University College London

"Using what we know about the ways children learn so we deliver high value clinical services: what works for CAMHS?"


Tea/coffee break & time to visit the exhibition


Spotlight on careers

(each speaker will talk for 15 minutes and then a Q&A session will follow)

Catriona Morrison, Research Psychologist

Emma Kewin, Counselling Psychologist

Chris Armitage, Health Psychologist

Wilma Barrow, Educational Psychologist

Q&A session with all speakers


Lunch and more time to visit the exhibition


Peter Lamont, Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

"The making of the extraordinary"


Poster presentation session


Clifford Stott, Consultant Psychologist, University of Leeds

"What can psychology help us to learn about the 2011 English riots?"


Peter Lovatt, Dance Psychologist, University of Hertfordshire

"Dance Psychology: Health, Thinking and Hormones"



 "Attending the BPS conference is a must for psychology students.  You have the opportunity to speak to a great deal of people in various fields of psychology, attend talks in areas that you may not necessarily study a great deal on your course, get great advice on careers and make loads of contacts with like-minded people.  Overall I felt a great sense of pride to be a part of the BPS, and the conference made me think "this is what it's all about".  If you love psychology, you will love the BPS conference"