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SEOUPS Course overview day

4th November 2017, Crawley College, DE200, SDK228
Online booking has now closed, please contact southeast@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 course overview day covers the two Level 2 psychology courses DE200 and SDK228.

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.

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:

  • Introduction
  • Moods and their bases
  • Addiction
  • Dementia

Printed material

Please note that this is a paperless event.

To be more environmentally friendly and to help manage our prices we will make electronic copies of any relevant handouts available to all registered attendees, either in advance so that those who need printed versions have plenty of time to organise these, or shortly after the event if the tutor has decided that this is more appropriate for their lecture. These are for attendees' personal use and may not be shared.

We'd like to thank our tutors for working to ensure that their presentations do not contain material to which they do not have copyright and for making them available in this way. And in advance, we'd like to thank all of you who support us in actively contributing toward a paperless environment and saving a few trees along the way !


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.

Travel directions

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.

Public Transport

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.


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