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South West of England Branch Undergraduate Psychology Conference 2018

10 March 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This event is free and open to both BPS members and to the general public. Registration is required. See Pricing tab for more information.
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This is an annual event offering final year students from across the region an opportunity to present their dissertation findings to other students.

The event is designed to offer a friendly and open environment in which to talk to like-minded individuals, practice presentation skills, and maybe even get some new ideas to discuss in your thesis. 

Information will be provided about postgraduate courses around the region, with a free lunch and a keynote speaker. 

Registration opens at 9am and the first talk session will start at 10am.

For submission information please see the Programme tab.

University of Plymouth,
Drake Circus,

Event Location: 

Keynote speaker: Dr Sylvia Terbeck
Title: Racial and gender biases: Scientific insights

Academic lead: Dr William Simpson, University of Plymouth


To submit please go to:

Submission deadline is midnight on Saturday 10 February 2018.

PLEASE NOTE that submitting a proposal does not book you a place to attend the conference.  Please also register your attendance below.

Structure for all submissions

The abstract should be 200 - 250 words (maximum 300 words) in length exclusive of title. It should not include references and should be written in either the past or present tense. Abstracts of accepted papers may appear in The Proceedings of the British Psychological Society which are published online.

Abstracts should be structured according to formats, incorporating the indicated headings and information:

  • Objectives: State the primary objective of the paper and the major hypothesis tested or research question posed.
  • Design: Describe the design of the study and the rationale for the procedures adopted (if appropriate.
  • Methods: Describe how participants were selected and number of participants (if documentary data used, state how these were selected), materials employed (if appropriate), methods of data collection and analysis.
  • Results: Include numerical and/or textual data.  This should be kept to a minimum. For qualitative analyses briefly describe your findings (eg, themes, categories, discourses identified).
  • Conclusions: State the conclusions that can be drawn from the study, including theoretical, methodological, or applied/policy implications as appropriate and any key limitations of the study.

Additional requirements for all submissions

Submissions must also include explicit confirmation that the convenor and authors/co-authors understand and adhere to the Society’s Code of Ethics and Conduct.
You do not need to be a member of the Society to submit a proposal.

Presentations guidelines

Oral presentations will be for 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes for questioning and the atmosphere is always very positive and supportive. (Five minutes is allowed between presentations to enable students to move between rooms.)
Posters should be A1 size (841 mm (h) x 594 mm (w)) and in portrait orientation and should include the name with which you registered for the conference

Submitting as a group

If you are submitting as group to present (oral or poster), please complete the online submissions form online only once and put all the names of the presenters on the form. All individuals must also register individually to attend the conference.

Further submission information

Authors of all material submitted must confirm adherence to the British Psychological Society’s Code of Ethics and Conduct. For further information please click here

Registration information 

Clicking on the register button will take you to the BPS online Shop - please sign in using your usual BPS membership number and password.

If you don't yet have an account, you can create an account via this link:

Once you have signed in, click on this event to register and you should be able to complete the form and add to basket.

If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Member Network Services, quoting 'BPSSW-UndergraduateConference-Mar18' at:

Alternatively telephone during office hours on +44 (0) 116 252 9515 stating the name and date of the event.


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