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SOUPS Course overview day

5th November 2016, Basingstoke: DE200, DD210, DE300
Online booking has now closed, please contact south@oups.org.uk for availability.

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 day covers three OU psychology modules: DE300, DE200 and DD210.



Registration and coffee is from 9.30am and sessions start at 10.00am.

The day includes tea and coffee breaks (refreshments provided) along with a break for lunch (students need to bring their own!).

These times are great for you to talk to other students and the tutors in a relaxed environment.

The day finishes at around 4:00pm and often tutors and students go to a nearby pub for food and drink.


The event will be held at Queen Mary’s College, Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke RG21 3HF

Course options

DE200 Investigating psychology 2

This level two module is a compulsory module for all the Open University accredited psychology degrees. Covering the four core areas of biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology DE200 also focuses on a variety of psychological research methods.

Tutored by OUPS legend, Alan Pechey, 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.

DD210 Living psychology: from the everyday and extraordinary

This module applies psychology theory and research to a broad range of practical and theoretical issues, with a particular emphasis on understanding and solving problems that directly affect people’s lives. DD210 is a compulsory module for students undertaking a Forensic or Social Psychology Degree and is an optional for the Psychology degree and many other degree pathways.

Tutored by DD210 Associate Lecturers, Bruce Downie and Vanessa Jones the day comprises of four sessions:

  • Understanding minds and making sense of relationships
  • Understanding the world, our place in it and how we make sense of it
  • Extraordinary & Living Psychological issues
  • How to tackle the DD210 TMAs!

DE300 Investigating psychology 3

This brand new level three module is compulsory for all the Open University accredited psychology degrees.

The first half of this module explores the key methods used in psychological research which are taught with topics including Memory, Language & thought, Child development, Creativity & personality, Jealousy, Emotion and Health.

The second part of the module is the carrying out of a psychological investigation using one of the methodological approaches covered, culminating in the write up of your dissertation.

*Tutored by Bruce Downie and Peter Naish this overview day will comprise of:

  • Three sessions which outline the module content and the three methodological approaches: Experimental and biological; Surveys; Text Based
  • A fourth session on how to approach your independent research project – valuable advice on key issues!

*Due to the ‘newness’ of this module we will not be able to confirm exact content or tutors until after the start of the 16J presentation of this module when all should be known!        

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