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COUPS E219 Springboard Day

12th October 2019, Hills College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE
Online booking has now closed, please contact cambridge@oups.org.uk for availability.

So often at the revision weekends, students say “If only we had this overview of the course earlier in the year”. That’s why OUPS (the Open University Psychological Society) created overview days. Overview days provide a framework for the whole course and help students to understand what to focus on in TMAs and the EMA. Feedback from students has been that these days are inspirational and packed with content, making them excellent value in terms of time and money. But students have then said, ‘It would have been even better to have had this right at the start of the module?’ Hence Springboard Days!

Programme and structure of the day:

The day comprises four sessions. Subject areas are:

  1. Introduction to E219 and Cognitive Development
  2. Identity and Emotional Development
  3. Attachment; and study skills
  4. Communication; and writing good essays

Please note that we will not discuss answers to the actual TMAs or exam questions

Dr Alan Pechey is a very experienced OU psychology tutor. He currently tutors on E219 and DE200 (having previously been a tutor for over 20 years on OU child development and cognitive psychology courses) and is a popular tutor at OUPS Weekends. He has a masters (in cognitive development) and a PhD (looking at human memory) from Cambridge University.  

Registration will take place from 9.30am, with lectures starting at 10.am. The day should finish around 4pm.

A flier for the event is available from E219 COUPS Preview Day.pdf


Lunch is not provided, but there are outlets nearby where you can purchase food and drink [alternatively please bring your own].


This event will be held at the Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 8PE. The venue is 10-15 minutes walk from Cambridge railway station and is also on several bus routes. Please follow the link below for a map and more information on travel.


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