SEOUPS Course overview day
Our course overview days are intensive days in which we outline all of the topics that make up the courses presented. 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. They are aimed at students already studying the course irrespective of whether they are ahead or behind in the coursework schedule! Students say that the days are inspirational and packed with content, making them excellent value in terms of time and money.
This course overview day covers the three Level 2 psychology courses DE200, DD210 and SDK228.
|PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SDK228 STREAM IS NOW FULL AND WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT FURTHER BOOKINGS FOR THIS STREAM.
Places are open to anyone, however students studying the modules will take preference.
Registration will take place in the ground floor reception area from 9.30am.
Talks start at 10.00am.
Tea and coffee breaks along with a break for lunch allow attendees to take time to socialise at the venue. Catering is not included but there are facilities at the College and within ten minutes walk of the venue.
The day finishes at around 4:00pm.
Tutors and programmes
DE200: Dr Graham Edgar has been a tutor with the OU for many years and is a regular contributor to OUPS weekends. He was an author of the Perception & Attention chapter in DSE212. He is also Reader in Psychology at the University of Gloucester where he works in the general area of cognitive psychology, with particular interests in the areas of perception and situation awareness (SA). Current research includes studies of driver behaviour and the development of techniques for measuring SA, including measuring brain activity using electroencephalography (EEG).
The day comprises of four sessions:
- From social to cognitive psychology: an overview of Book 1.
- From cognitive to biological psychology: an overview of Book 2.
- From biological to developmental psychology: an overview of Book 3.
- Assessments and how to cope with them.
DE210: Andy McBurnie is an experienced OU psychology tutor and examiner. He currently tutors and examines on DE100 and DD210 and has tutored on a range of previous OU psychology courses. As a graduate of the OU, Andy can vividly remember what it was like to be a student and puts this to use when tutoring, putting himself in the minds of the students and delivering with enthusiasm. He has an MSc in Occupational Psychology and works as an applied psychologist, primarily in the business world but also in personal development.
The day comprises of four sessions:
- Understanding ourselves and others (minds and relationships)
- Understanding the world we live in (and our place in it)
- Psychological issues in the living world (extreme circumstances, sex and sexuality, self-help)
- DD210 assessment – how to do well in the TMAs and EMA
SDK228: Frederick Toates is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the Open University, with which he has a 38 year association. An author of SDK228, he has extensive experience of teaching undergraduates in the UK (OU and elsewhere) as well as in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, the USA, Sweden, Romania and Moldova. He is author of a number of books, the latest being ‘How Sexual Desire Works: The Enigmatic Urge’. The intention is to give a gentle ‘hand-holding’ approach to the material.
Please note that the material for this session will be based on the SDK228 weekend course presented at the SDK228 Springboard Weekend in Warwick
There will be 4 sessions during the day, as follows:
- Moods and their bases
The event will be held at the Crawley campus of Central Sussex College, College Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1NR.
Crawley town centre is across the main road from the campus and has various coffee shops and places to buy food. There are vending machines on site for hot and cold drinks.
Mobility access to all floors in the building.
Maps to the Crawley campus can be found on the Crawley College website.
Visitors are requested to note that the on-site visitor parking is used by the public as a 'pay and display', therefore you are asked to park here or in the nearby ‘pay and display’ car parks.
Exit the M25 at Junction 7 to join the M23 towards Gatwick and Brighton. Exit the M23 at Junction 10 and take the third exit joining the A2011 Crawley Avenue and follow signs to Crawley. At the first interchange take the second exit, joining the A2004 Northgate Avenue towards Crawley. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto College Road. You'll see the Crawley Campus on your left. Student parking can be found by turning left at the next traffic lights onto Haslett Avenue and taking the first exit at the roundabout into the College's student car park.
Exit the M23 at Junction 10 and take the first exit joining the A2011 Crawley Avenue and follow signs to Crawley. At the first interchange take the second exit, joining the A2004 Northgate Avenue towards Crawley. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto College Road. You'll see the Crawley Campus on your left. Student parking can be found by turning left at the next traffic lights onto Haslett Avenue and taking the first exit at the roundabout into the College's student car park.
Crawley bus station can be found opposite the railway station, just a five minute walk from the Campus. The town centre is served by frequent local bus services.
The Crawley Campus is a five minute walk from Crawley train station, via Station Way and Southgate Avenue.