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Your Future in Psychology 2022

Wednesday 9 February 2022 (Online)

Student Event - 10:00-15:00

Teacher's CPD Event - 16:00-18:00

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Are you a student who wants to know more about psychology?

Or a psychology teacher looking for professional development opportunities?

Then join us at our online Your Future in Psychology event. You’ll learn all about the fascinating work of psychologists and where studying psychology could lead you.

Psychology is an exciting subject that is becoming increasingly relevant in the world today. From how we buy items in the supermarket, to the way we play video games - psychology impacts all of our lives.

This exciting event is perfect for you if you’re a student at school or college and are interested in psychology. Come along to hear our expert speakers discuss their areas of work and ask those burning questions to find out what it’s really like to be a psychologist. And there’ll be psychology undergraduates on hand to share what to expect from studying psychology at university.

Teaching psychology? Join us in the afternoon for our special CPD sessions for psychology teachers.

Registration for this event gives you access to all of the talks and sessions for both students and tutors. We will also, subject to speaker permission, be recording this event and making it available to those who have registered for this event at a later date.

Sign up today and learn more about where the world of psychology can take you.

10.00 – 15.00, Your Future in Psychology – Student Programme

Our first session of the day will be an inspirational session for school and college students. You’ll explore the options for studying psychology and psychology as a future career. Our speakers will discuss their areas of expertise in psychology and share insights on topics that are relevant to your studies. You will also be able to put your questions to our speakers in a live Q&A. And you can listen in on a conversation between current psychology undergraduates to get a glimpse of what it’s like to study psychology at university. Speakers confirmed for this so far are:

  • Dr Daniel Jolley – Conspiracy Theories 
  • Dr Simon Goodson – Cyberpsychology and the effects of playing video games
  • Dr Elaine Kasket - The power of technology in our lives and its impact on our wellbeing

16.00 – 18.00, Your Future in Psychology – Teacher Programme

The purpose of this section of the event is to highlight to teachers of psychology the many different career pathways open to their students within psychology, including, but not limited to, the domains of psychology, the wider psychological workforce and psychologically informed professions.

Throughout the two hour session the BPS Careers Team will present the main domains of psychology and signpost you to further resources for your students.  We will also be joined by several guest speakers who will present the wider psychological workforce and the Psychological Professions Network.  We will then conclude by looking at more of the broader careers and sectors where psychology is used.  Speakers confirmed for this so far are:

  • The BPS Careers Teams
  • Defence and Security Psychology Section

Further speakers to be announced.

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and throughout we will signpost you to resources and organisations that can support your students.

 

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