Students experience what it would be like to work as a consultant psychologist

Final year students on undergraduate Psychology courses recently got the chance to present their own research in front of industry experts at the eighth Professional Practice in Psychology Conference.

Final year students on the BSc (Hons) Psychology, BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology, LLB (Hons) Law with Psychology and BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology recently got the chance to present their own research in front of industry experts at the eighth Professional Practice in Psychology Conference. The conference offers our students the chance to experience life as a consultant psychologist, providing psychological solutions to real world problems supplied by a range of organisations.

The students' presentations were pulled together after an eleven week research process using exploratory-based learning. The professional conference proved to be a valuable opportunity for students to demonstrate their key skills and put forward advice and recommendations based on a range of scenarios provided by the external organisations involved.

The conference brought together key delegates from organisations including the Fire Fighter’s Charity, HMP Whatton, Nottingham City Local Education Authority, Nottingham Family Community Teams, Age UK Cheshire, The Division of Occupational Psychologists, and Framework Business Consultancy.

Rowena Hill, Principal Lecturer of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University said:“This year’s conference, which has again grown in size, was a hub of activity and inspiration, and we are again very proud of our students. All of our students worked really hard preparing for the conference, and all of them showed professionalism which was very impressive to see.

"The students have gained skills in communicating their knowledge and specialist understanding to people outside of psychology and outside of the University setting. They have also developed problem solving skills, teamwork skills that they can transfer to any setting outside of the University and they now have a sophisticated appreciation of evidence-based practice."

Students experience what it would be like to work as a consultant psychologist

Published on 12 May 2014
  • Category: School of Social Sciences

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