Psychology LIVE! Student Event - Liddington, Swindon
New for 2021! 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 speakers, workshops & talks, team-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.
2021/22 event dates:
Friday 29th - 31st October 2021
Friday 4th - 6th February 2022
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.
- 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
Confirmed speakers for 2021
Prof Craig Jackson
As Professor of Occupational Health Psychology, Craig is interested in the effect of workplaces and working on people’s health and psychological wellbeing. He also increasingly researches the relationship between work and crime – particularly how offenders use their occupations to facilitate offending behaviours and this has led to an increase in research using statistical techniques such as multidimensional scaling of offence behaviours.
Craig contributed to both of the leading UK textbooks on occupational health and many Health and Safety Executive reports.
Specific interests include unusual occupations, work-related suicide, technology change, pesticide exposures, working hours, stress, research techniques, neurobehavioural methods and psychological assessments.
Craig is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (University of Birmingham); Research Director of an independent health research consultancy; and a Member of the ESRC Peer Review College. He is also a former Associate editor of Occupational & Environmental Medicine (a BMJ journal); Vice-Chair of various NHS Local Research Ethics Committees, and former editor in Chief of the International Journal of Rural Psychology.
Dr John Allan
Dr John Allan is a psychologist, Adventure Education practitioner and outdoor leader.
He specialises in the area of positive psychology, resilience-building and strength-based learning in sports pedagogy.
John leads undergraduate, post-graduate programmes and supervises doctoral students in psychology, behavioural modification and adventure education. He has led the world’s largest study profiling the psychological resilience of Higher Education Inductees and developed a range of intervention programmes for enabling the strength-based functioning of students, elite mountaineers, military personnel and asylum seekers / refugees.
John is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an active member of the Institute for Outdoor Learning, and British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). His research outputs have included international and national journal publications, book chapters, keynote addresses, conference symposiums, presentations and on-line teaching and learning packages specifically designed for students.
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!
UK LIVE! - Friday
- Travel by coach from school, arrive at Liddington
- Evening meal
- Team-based activity
UK LIVE! - Saturday
Outdoor adventure activity for an invigorating start to the day
Team-based challenge followed by lunch
Workshop & talk led by one of our conference speakers
High energy outdoor activity to keep everyone engaged
Time for students to relax & reflect on the day
UK LIVE! - Sunday
- Attend our LIVE! student conference
- Return to centre & enjoy lunch
- 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:
- Research methods
- Cognition & development
- Behavioural psychology
The whole experience perfectly complements classroom learning.