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DD210 Consolidation Weekend

4th-6th March 2016, Warwick University. Ensuite rooms only.
Online booking has now closed, please contact secretary@oups.org.uk for availability.

DD210 Living Psychology - from the everyday to the extraordinary

DD210 is a fascinating course but it does contain a vast amount of information and sometimes it can feel that you are getting a little overwhelmed by all the material and are unable to do it justice. The key to getting to grips with the course is to be able to draw all the elements together and identify links so that the course makes sense as a whole. The central theme of the module is that psychology is a discipline that is fundamentally applied.

The OUPS ‘Consolidation and Inspiration’ Weekend offers you a residential weekend where you can focus totally on DD210. It draws together material from across the course to take an in depth look at some of the key topics within the course, providing an overview of the course, examining key themes and links, thus helping you understand how it all fits together.  Sessions will help you to consolidate your knowledge of research methods and develop core academic skills including evaluation, literature searching and designing research. This will provide you with the understanding and knowledge of the course that is necessary to help you move forward in the course at this midway stage and by integrating the different elements and methods could help to improve TMA achievement. Having gained this fuller understanding at this stage, you will leave yourself time to prepare more effectively and efficiently for the EMA.

It is so important to get to grips with the course material in the course to help you with your TMAs and give you a good foundation for the end of module assessment. At this point, around two thirds of the way through the course,  is the ideal time to start looking at links and themes and think about how the whole course fits together. Although DD210 is a new module, we have drawn on extensive knowledge of the demands of level two modules to plan this consolidation weekend.

What does the weekend offer?

A weekend of discussions, seminars and lectures aim to offer a broad look at the topics covered on the course, providing you with conceptual overviews, identifying major themes and links and generally helping to pull the course together and bring it to life. The weekend offers a full programme of eight talks, running from Friday evening (registration from 3pm; dinner at 6pm and evening lecture at 8pm) until Sunday tea time (last lecture finishes at 3pm). As well as covering course related topics and study skills; the sessions also allow students the opportunity of acquiring a better understanding and overview of the course as a whole and discussing any difficulties with the tutors. In addition it is a chance to meet up with other students studying your course.

Extensive handouts will be given on each of the DD210 lectures. These handouts are only available to those attending the weekend.

Details of the programme will be published here shortly. 


The two tutors taking this course are Julia Willerton and Sue Nieland.They both have a huge amount of experience and are expert in delivering the information in a straightforward way, while being very approachable. Together they bring a range of experience and expertise.


Some of the things previous students have said about previous OUPS Weekends:

'It was a valuable and enjoyable experience. I would definitely recommend the weekend to other students.'

'Very well organised - I have a high feel good factor from this weekend.'

'Excellent venue and facilities. Speakers excellent. Hard work but fun - worth every penny!'

˜An excellent weekend  which was well structured and extremely beneficial.'

Subsidised places

A number of subsidised places are available for this event. To apply for one of these please click here


The weekend takes place at Radcliffe Conference and Training Centre, University of Warwick. Both accommodation and lectures are located in the same building unless you have been informed otherwise.

Warwick is an award winning conference venue with excellent facilities. Access to the sports facilities, including the swimming pool, are included in the price. The university's central location with excellent transport links makes it easily accessible from all over the UK and Europe. There is ample free car parking. For more details go to http://www.warwickconferences.com/our-venues/conference-park

Travel and directions

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