Psychology

These activities in Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Counselling will open your students' eyes to how they can 'Make it Real' - from taster sessions in first-class facilities, to working on projects applying their knowledge to real-world challenges.

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Making it Real events

Bringing your students on-campus is the perfect opportunity to open their eyes to higher education, and inspire them to pursue their future career. Our visit days are filled with practical activities and talks from current students and staff experts, so your students can get a feel for studying at university, and how Derby can help them make their dreams real.  

You can mix and match a variety of sessions on your visit day, including: 

  • Academic-led masterclasses and taster sessions
  • Student ambassador-led campus tours
  • Student Ambassador Q&A panel
  • Alumni talks, to hear from graduates on how they made their dreams real
  • Information, advice and guidance sessions 

We can work with you to develop your visit day based on the timings and content that works best for you. Therefore please get in touch to discuss your requirements. 

Below you can also see an example of a Psychology Making it Real event, to give a flavour of what we can offer.

  • This example is based on a 4-hour visit 
  • Welcome talk, including information about how to apply to university 
  • Academic masterclass: 
    • Social Influence - You have no choice you must go on! 
    • Gender and Psychology - Can we live in a gender-neutral world? 
    • Quantitative Research methods 
    • Conspiracy Theories 
    • How Forensic Psychology helps us to understand offending behaviour 
    • How Forensic Psychology helps us in the criminal justice system 
    • Forensic Psychology and understanding young people's offending behaviour
  • Extended tour of our facilities, including our Psychology and Counselling suites, Library, Sports Centre and Union of Students 
  • Careers in Psychology talk  
  • Student Q&A panel with current undergraduate students, to hear their experiences of studying at university 

Talks from our academics

We have a range of talks and masterclasses on offer, delivered by our academic experts, to showcase exciting topics and careers available following a degree in psychology or counselling. These sessions can be delivered virtually, or in your school or college, and link to Gatsby Benchmarks 4 and 7. 

Our academics are experts in their fields, conducting influential studies into various specific areas of psychology. Examples of their current research topics include mental health and wellbeing, compassion and mindfulness, autism, maths anxiety, nature connectedness, paranormal beliefs, and the psychological aspects of pain, anxiety and addiction.     

Our experts can deliver masterclasses for your students, to excite them about the subject and support the curriculum they are learning on their Level 3 studies.  

Our masterclasses include:  

  • Social Influence - You have no choice you must go on! 
  • Gender and Psychology - Can we live in a gender-neutral world? 
  • Quantitative Research methods 
  • Conspiracy Theories 
  • How Forensic Psychology helps us to understand offending behaviour 
  • How Forensic Psychology helps us in the criminal justice system  
  • Forensic Psychology and understanding young people's offending behaviour

Book an Academic Masterclass

 

We know it's important for students to be able to visualise what their future career could look like. Our academics have had varied careers in jobs across the world, so can share their experiences and the breadth of careers on offer within the sector.  

We can offer careers talks in the following subjects:  

  • Psychology 
  • Forensic Psychology 
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy 

Book a 'Careers in...' talk

Virtual events

Our virtual events allow your students to access an interactive 20-minute outreach event at your convenience, so it can easily fit around your teaching plans. These events consist of an interactive webpage to help give your students a taste of what it is like to study these subject areas at university.  You also have the option to follow up the session with an interactive activity with an academic.  These sessions may help towards Gatsby Benchmark 7. 

Year group: Year 12/13 

Description This package offers students a virtual activity focused on understanding Autism and includes case studies exploring how Autism is characterised. Students can also find out more about studying Psychology at university and gain an understanding of the range of topics covered within our programme. They will be able to take a virtual tour around our psychology facilities, hear from our academics and speak to current students. There is also an option to arrange a live follow-up session with one of our academics. 

Book Understanding Autism virtual event

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School of Psychology

We offer courses across Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Counselling and Psychotherapy, all of which are designed to be challenging, stimulating and relevant to the needs of today's society.

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