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Exploring Psychology

We run a number of psychology events throughout the year for A-level students interested in studying Psychology at university. Please see below for further details.


Psychology Taster Day

At our annual taster day, Year 12 students can learn about what it’s like to study Psychology here at Royal Holloway.

Hear keynote lectures, take part in real psychological studies, and bust some of the myths about studying Psychology.

Our next Psychology Taster Day event will take place in April 2021 (date TBC. Please note, we will be following updates about advice on whether this can be run as an on-campus event during this time, so please do check back for further details shortly).

Registration for this event will open in January 2021. Check back here for the Eventbrite link to book your tickets then.

Psychology Lecture Evening

We host an annual Lecture Evening specifically for schools and colleges, where we discuss hot topics in Psychology. 

Our next lecture evening will take place on 7 October 2020 at 18:00 

Are you a year 12 or 13 student interested in psychology? Join us online for our Annual Schools Lecture Evening to hear about recent research in social cognitive psychology and the neuroscience of memory. The event includes short talks on what it is like to study psychology given by an academic and a current student in the Department and attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions on the lectures and about studying psychology at University. 

Book your place here

National Psychology Competition

A-level students can put their Psychology skills to the test in our annual psychology competition for schools. For more information about the competition day, visit our Psychology competition page.

Date for 2021 competition TBC. Check back shortly for more details!

School Research Opportunities

Take part in ongoing research and get first-hand experience of what happens in our Psychology department.

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South East Research Network for Schools (SERNS)

Are you a teacher in Surrey and the South East and interested in hearing more about up-to-date research into student mental health, wellbeing and literacy? Find out more about the South East Research Network for Schools (SERNS).

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