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The Big Bang Fair 14-17 March
Find out more about what psychology is and what psychologists do at the UK’s largest celebration of science and engineering for young people ‘The Big Bang Fair’ in London at the ExCel next week (March 14th to 17th).
Designed to inspire young people (aged 7-19) and to make the link between the classroom and great careers, ‘The Big Bang Fair’ allows them to meet some of the country’s leading scientists and engineers and see explosive theatre shows and interactive exhibits.
Our stand, ‘Psychology: Discover the Mind’, will offer opportunities to investigate the seemingly magical world of optical illusions and explain why our eyes play tricks on us. Psychological researchers will also be on hand to explain the science behind the mind and demonstrations and experiments will be running throughout the day.
The Big Bang Fair is delivered by 170 organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors and welcomed 56,000 visitors last year.
A Society spokesperson said: “We are pleased to be part of ‘The Big Bang Fair’ as inspiring the next generation about science is vital to encourage more young people to take up scientific careers. We will have lots of information about the benefits of studying psychology and the wide range of careers open to psychology students.”
Every year the Society also runs events aimed at students who are interested in psychology. During this year’s annual conference in Harrogate (9-11 April) we have a specific programme aimed at students on the 9 April.
Later in the year we host Psychology4Students in two UK cities. Last year these were held in London and Nottingham and both had a wide range of speakers and topics.
If you would like to know more about our 2013 Psychology4Students events please contact our Conferences Team.
For more information about ‘The Big Bang Fair’ visit their website.
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