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DE100 Course overview day

10th November 2018, Amnesty HRAC, London
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This day gives an overview of the module "DE100 - Investigating psychology 1". The material presented covers the entire course and attending these sessions gives students the advantage of understanding the framework of the course and being mindful of what to concentrate on for the TMAs in the module.

The day is aimed at students about to start the module but is also beneficial for those not currently studying it who are thinking of registering for future presentations.

Students say that these days are inspirational and packed with content, making them excellent value in terms of time and money.  As there will be other courses running at the venue for the day, you can also take the opportunity to meet other students and tutors from these courses. 


Registration will take place from 9.30am. Lectures will start at 10.00 am. The day will finish at approximately 4.30pm. The timetable for the event can be downloaded here LOUPS 2018 DE100 timetable

Tutors and programmes

DE100 and Study Skills Overview Day

Professor Frederick Toates is Professor of Biological Psychology at the Open University, where he has over 37 years experience of teaching and tutoring. An author on many of the OU Psychology courses, including DE100, his published books include Biological Psychology (3rd edition, Pearson Education, Harlow), which forms a popular and recommended text in a number of universities throughout the world, a book on B.F. Skinner and his most recently published book, 'How Sexual Desire Works: The Enigmatic Urge'.   Fred has taught undergraduate classes not only in the UK but also in Moldova, Romania, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and the USA.

The four themes examined throughout the day are:

Level 1 modules are designed to offer students the opportunity to build up crucial study skills that will help achieve higher grades at Level 2 and Level 3. This is the time when, as a student, you have the chance to practice your academic writing skills and get to grips with basic psychological concepts. All your efforts at Level 1 will pay off later in your degree path when higher level modules will count towards your degree classification. To help build up your study skills, Sessions 1 to 3 will incorporate advice on general topics such as essay writing skills (focusing on the essay question, concise writing, critical analysis) and referencing.

Please note that no advice on specific TMAs will be given.

This event is also beneficial for students who are not currently studying the module but who are thinking of registering for the January presentation.


Please note that we will have available places on the day but all tickets will be £40 (no member discount). We therefore recommend that you book in advance to benefit from our members discount (if applicable). 

If you have any enquiries about the overview day please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Printed material

Please note that this is a paperless event.

To be more environmentally friendly and to help manage our prices we will make electronic copies of any relevant handouts available to all registered attendees, either in advance so that those who need printed versions have plenty of time to organise these, or shortly after the event if the tutor has decided that this is more appropriate for their lecture. These are for attendees' personal use and may not be shared.

We'd like to thank our tutors for working to ensure that their presentations do not contain material to which they do not have copyright and for making them available in this way. And in advance, we'd like to thank all of you who support us in actively contributing toward a paperless environment and saving a few trees along the way !


  Our overview day will be held at the Amnesty International HRAC, 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA.

Venue information


Are located on the Lower Ground Floor (-3) and can be accessed via lift or the stairs. Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled/gender neutral toilet.


There are water dispensers just outside the Auditorium entrance, in the Conference Room, and in the Atrium. Action Room 2 has a kitchenette and the tap water can be used for drinking water. Please ask the events team for jugs and cups if required. 


The HRAC is fully wheelchair accessible – the entrance is on street level; there is a wheelchair accessible passenger lift to all levels; and all corridors and circulation areas are wheelchair accessible.

There is a unisex accessible toilet on the lower ground floor for visitors, which is fitted with an emergency alarm.

There is a chair lift fitted for access to the stage in the auditorium for speakers and a ramp for the lower platform.

There is an infrared hearing system fitted in the auditorium, portable induction loop on the reception desk and a further portable induction loop for use in other areas.

In the event of an emergency all floors are equipped with evac-chairs and refuge areas. Event organisers should consult visitors requiring assistance on their preference.

All service dogs are welcome.


Travel and directions

The Human Rights Action Centre has excellent public transport links.

The nearest tube and rail stations are within 10 minutes walk:

The HRAC is on a main road with bus services from each of these stations and many other parts of London.