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Psychology LIVE! Student Event - Liddington, Swindon

We’re bringing Psychology LIVE! to the UK taking place at our activity centre in Liddington. 

Psychology LIVE! UK combines a conference led by expert speakersworkshops & talksteam-based challenges and outdoor adventure activities.  See our great value 3-day itinerary below. 

This three-day weekend event will allow students to grasp the fundamentals of human behaviours in action whilst providing relevant examples and case studies for exams. Students will also enhance their ability to work together as a team, improve self-confidence, develop resilience and learn new skills.

Psychology LIVE! UK brings together the best possible learning experience for your students in a fun, memorable and safe environment. We are pleased to advise that our centres are operating under COVID-secure guidelines and all appropriate measures are in place. 

2022 event dates: 
Friday 4th - 6th February
Friday 28th - 30th October

Prices start from£269pp

Price Shown includes

  • Return travel by executive coach
  • 2 nights' full-board accommodation 
  • Entrance to the Psyschology LIVE! student event 
  • Workshop & talk 
  • Team-based challenges 
  • Outdoor adventure activities 
  • Group travel insurance 
  • On-site support from the Events Team throughout your stay 
  • 1:10 free place ratio based on teachers sharing twin rooms

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points. 


Event overview

  • Conference led by industry experts

Our expert speakers, who are specialist in their field, will present the most current issues with presentations linked to key topics covered in the AQA, OCR and Edexcel A-Level curriculum. Throughout the course of the weekend your learners will cover the fundamentals of the psychology curriculum at KS4 and KS5, perfectly complementing classroom learning.

Students can also put their own questions to the experts during a Q&A session. 

  • Workshops & talks 

Small group sessions, led by our conference speakers & other experts in their field, will allow your students to discover and engage with a range of topics from social enterprise projects to impact of psychological resilience. 

  • Team-based challenges

Selected to enable your students to demonstrate control, commitment, confidence and responses to challenge. Team challenge themes include; gaining confidence, beyond the comfort zone & working together.

  • Outdoor adventure activities

Adventure activities to keep everyone engaged, motivated and inspired, from zip wire to the trapeze! 

  • Our on-site Events Team will provide support throughout your stay, they’ll: 
    • Meet you on arrival & assist with centre check-in 

    • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the weekend  

    • Assist with check-out & departure


Your LIVE! UK centre

Liddington Activity Centre - only open to our groups.


Event details and previous speakers

Dr Peter Lovatt (aka Dr Dance), Psychologist

Dr Peter Lovatt is a principal lecturer and Reader in Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, where he runs the Dance Psychology Lab.

Peter’s expertise is in experimental cognitive psychology and his work on memory, thinking, mood, language learning, problem solving, dance and Parkinson’s has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals.  During his talk he will explain how changing the way we think can change our lives and he explains how the way we move influences our creativity and problem-solving ability and is influenced by your hormonal and genetic makeup.

Peter recently appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in order to ‘give the biggest lecture of his life’ as well as to experience what it felt like, psychologically, going through a reality TV audition.

His talk will energise the room and is guaranteed to get you moving!


Your itinerary

UK LIVE! - Friday

Afternoon:

  • Travel by coach from school, arrive at Liddington

Evening:

  • Evening meal
  • Team-based activity

UK LIVE! - Saturday

Morning:

  • Breakfast

  • Outdoor adventure activity for an invigorating start to the day

  • Team-based challenge followed by lunch

Afternoon:

  • Workshop & talk led by one of our conference speakers

  • High energy outdoor activity to keep everyone engaged

Evening:

  • Evening meal

  • Time for students to relax & reflect on the day

 

UK LIVE! - Sunday

Morning:

  • Breakfast
  • Attend our LIVE! student conference  
  • Return to centre & enjoy lunch

Afternoon:

  • Check out & return to school

 


Study themes & levels

The event is aimed at Key Stage 4 and 5 students of Psychology and is designed to complement studies within the AQA, OCR, Edexcel syllabus as well as complementing WJEC and SQA qualifications.  It is aimed at encouraging and developing an enthusiasm for the subject as well as inspiration for how to progress further in the subject. 

Topics from across the Psychology curriculum brought to life at our event include:

  • Memory
  • Research methods
  • Cognition & development
  • Psychopathology
  • Behavioural psychology

The whole experience perfectly complements classroom learning.