Final year Psychology students take part in Professional Practice in Psychology Conference

On Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 April, final year Psychology students took part in the Professional Practice in Psychology conference.

On Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 April, final year Psychology students took part in the Professional Practice in Psychology conference. This formed part of one of the final year core modules in Psychology, which addresses aspects of professional psychology.

Over the course of fifteen weeks, students had the opportunity to work as part of a project team on a problem from a set of professional scenarios. A range of organisations provided scenarios including Hodder Education, BAE Systems, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, HMP Whatton, The Psychologist, Nottingham Family Support Services and the Safer Living Foundation.

The scenarios gave students the opportunity to research a particular problem in depth and to use their knowledge of psychology to offer a practical solution. During the conference the project teams then had the opportunity to present their work in front of fellow students and representatives from external organisations.

Rowena Hill, a Principal Lecturer in the Psychology Division and organiser of the Professional Practice in Psychology conference said: "We are very proud of what our students have achieved through this module. We work with a wide range of organisations to ensure our students graduate with an experience of professional project work across a range of applied areas of interest. The conference demonstrated their skill in applying academic content to real world settings, resulting in successful work-based problem solving."

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Final year Psychology students take part in Professional Practice in Psychology Conference

Published on 21 May 2015
  • Category: Press; School of Social Sciences

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