I have to confess a personal interest. In a few days time, my son, like many thousands of others, will be going to university. Distressingly, this means beginning what may well be a lifetime of debt. The psychological consequences are potentially serious.
Teaching and Learning
We have inherited a great deal from early medieval scholars, including the way we refer to the work of other scientists in our writing. The hegemony of privileged men crediting the work of other privileged men started in the academies and cloisters – “secundum quod Averroes dicit...” or “as Averroes* said…” – but we can see the echoes today, and not only in standard APA citation systems.
The Society works with the Association of Technical Staff in Psychology (ATSiP) to make the following awards that recognise the contributions made by psychology technicians in university departments to research and teaching.
BPS/ATSiP Technical Support in Psychological Research Award
Award inaugurated in 2014
This award recognises the important role that technicians play in supporting research within psychology departments.
2015 was QMiP 10-year anniversary, which we celebrated with a conference in September at Anglia Ruskin University.
It’s a considerable achievement to stage your 30th annual conference – particularly so when you are a student organisation with all the turnover in membership and committee members that involves.
The Summer Budget 2015 and Comprehensive Spending Review could have provided the Government
The Research Board is responsible for the promotion, advancement and diffusion of a knowledge of psychology pure and applied, and to encourage new developments in psychological science and its applications.
This Research Board fund is for Sections of the British Psychological Society.
In this interview Dr. Richard Stephens, Senior Psychology Lecturer at Keele University, discusses his research regarding how we use swearing as an emotional language.
You can also read a related article by Dr. Stephens in the BPS monthly magazine The Psychologist called ‘Swearing - the language of life and death’.
Any early steps you can take in finidng and applying for a good student-supervisor match will be a great help in ensuring a smooth passage to the award of a doctorate.
Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group
The Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG) is a national organisation that supports all aspects of postgraduate work in the UK.
If you are passionate about psychology and want to familiarise yourself with various viewpoints about what a PhD in Psychology actually involves before weighing up the benefits and costs of doing one, read on.
The main research councils (ESRC, MRC, EPSRC, BBSRC and AHRC) all run collaborative/industrial (CASE) studentship schemes.
Many charitable organisations provide studentship funding but, as with institutional awards, the details are hugely variable.
While research council funding is probably the best kind - because things like conference attendance are usually built into the award - there are other sources of funding available if you prefer a department which cannot get research council money
The UK research councils are autonomous government-funded agencies whose remit is to support research and research training in science, the arts and humanities.
What is a doctoral degree?
A doctoral degree is the highest academic qualification that universities can award following an agreed programme of study.
Welcome to our guide to postgraduate research degrees. In these pages you will find information on: