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LOUPS Course overview day

19th November 2016, Uni. of Westminster: DE100, E219, DD307
Online booking has now closed, please contact london@oups.org.uk for availability.

LOUPS Course Overview Day for the courses DE100, E219 and DD307

Attendees at this intensive day receive an overview of one of the above courses. The material for each 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 and exam. The day is aimed at students already studying the course irrespective of whether they are ahead or behind in the coursework schedule!

Students say that these days are inspirational and packed with content, making them excellent value in terms of time and money.


Registration will take place from 9.30am. Lectures will start at 10.00 am. The day will finish at approximately 4.30pm.

Tutors and programmes

There will be 3 courses running at the venue for the day and you can meet other students and tutors from these courses.

DE100: 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:

  • Lessons from Part 1
  • Lessons from Part 2
  • Lessons from Part 3  
  • Investigating Methods - understanding different research approaches

E219: Dr Alan Pechey is an extremely engaging speaker and 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 residential Schools and OUPS Weekends. He has a masters (in cognitive development) and a PhD (looking at human memory) from Cambridge University.

The day comprises four sessions. Subject areas are:

  • Cognitive Development [Developing internal representations of the world]
  • Personal Development [Development of identity and emotional control]
  • Social Development [Learning to communicate and relate]
  • Doing well in E219 - TMAs and EMA.

DD307: Dr Babak Fozooni works as a tutor at the Open University. He is a critical psychologist specialising in social, developmental and political psychology. He has obtained six degrees and has written on topics ranging from discourse analysis and crowd psychology to cinema and sport.

 There will be four sessions, each dealing with one of the course's four perspectives:

  • Cognitive Social
  • Discursive Psychological
  • Phenomenological
  • Social Psychoanalytic

Through interactive workshops, you will learn how to incorporate the interrogative themes and subject areas within the course perspectives.


We strongly recommend booking this event in advance due to its popularity. Also please note that all tickets on the day, if they are still available, will be £45 (no member discount).

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Our overview day will be held at the Marylebone campus of the University of Westminster, at 35 Marylebone Road, NW1 5LS.


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Travel and directions

The nearest underground station is Baker Street.

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