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LOUPS Pub Social - What I did after my OU Psychology degree

23rd May 2019, George IV Pub, Aldwych
LOUPS Social Event
Online booking has now closed, please contact london@oups.org.uk for availability.

'What I did after my OU Psychology degree'

An evening of talks and discussions with four ex-OU students now working in research and applied psychology, from 6pm (Talks begin at 7pm).

This social event combines talks, Q&A panel discussions and social drinks with the opportunity to meet other Open University Psychology students in the London Region both before and after the talk.

"What can I use my Psychology degree for ?", "How can I get into a particular field to work or research ?", "Do I need a Masters to go onto a PhD ?"

These and many other questions about options for postgraduate study come up regularly on our Facebook pages, and to help answer some of these, four students who have finished their BSc Psychology degrees at The Open University in the last few years have agreed to come along and present the next steps they took on their journeys, talk about their current work and research, and take part in a Q&A session where you can ask about anything that might help you plan your future.

This is a great opportunity to socialise with other OU psychology students in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Confirmed speakers so far:

Michelle Newman

Michelle Newman is a first year PhD candidate at City, University of London. Following a career in finance, a Psychology degree from the OU, and an MSc in Cognitive Rehabilitation from the University of Westminster, Michelle now works and researches in the field of Neuropsychology. Michelle will be talking to us about traumatic brain injuries, neuropsychological screening and what we can learn from how someone copies a picture!

Louise Katz

Louise did her Philosophy and Psychological Studies undergraduate degree with the OU and she was a regular OUPS customer having attended many of our events. She has an MSc Psychology with the University of Derby and is currently pursuing her PhD study at the same university. Her research focuses on dark personality traits, sex, gender and age biases and aims to construct a new dark personality scale.

Rosalind Black

Rosalind Black is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist working with students aged 5-25 in a special educational needs school and college. Rosalind obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy from City University London, after completing a BSc Open Hons with the Open University. Rosalind will be talking about: (i) the role of a Speech and Language Therapist and how it ties in with Psychology; (ii) application process and course content and (iii) her experience in her particular setting as a Newly Qualified Speech and Language Therapist.

Please note that this event is limited to 45 attendees and usually sells out. We can't guarantee entry on the night, so book now to secure your place !


Tickets cost £5 in advance or £10 on the door*.

Cost includes a glass of wine/beer or soft drink before the talk (up until 7pm).

*subject to availability as numbers are limited to 45 attendees. Please check availability on the day.


George IV
The Beaver's Retreat (upstairs bar of the George IV pub),
30 Portugal St.,
London WC2A 2HF.


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Travel and directions

The George IV is owned by the London School of Economics, and is near their main buildings. Directions can be found here.

The nearest tube station is Holborn and the venue is about 5 minutes walk from there.


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