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The Open University Psychological Society is the student society for OU psychology students

An affiliated society within the OU Student Association (OUSA).

We are a volunteer-run, not-for-profit, registered charity (No. 282744) and have run continuously since 1974.

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Your student society exists to support you as OU psychology students both academically and socially throughout your studies and also after you graduate.

The Open University provide you with all the support and material that you need for your degree and OUPS works closely with the OU School of Psychology to give you opportunities to enrich your study and your enjoyment of psychology.

Our aim is to offer something for everyone, no matter what your circumstances or level of study.

  • At a national level we run a programme of events that include pre-module Springboard Weekends, mid-module Consolidation Weekends, Revision weekends, Methods Workshops and an Annual Conference.

  • Our regional teams organise a variety of events including overview days, day conferences and social events.

  • We also offer on-line forums for informal discussion of all things psychological on Facebook. 

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Welcome to OUPS. We are a volunteer run society who work hard to enable students to meet each other face to face and to attend our online events. It was lovely to see lots of you at our 50th birthday celebrations in May! The conference theme for next year is "Forensic Psychology" and we are expecting it to be really interesting - it is already proving very popular so book early. We are also launching our symposium events in 2025 with our inaugral event on "Neurodiversity". Our committee is also working hard to organise more weekends - both module related and more general psychology - and we welcome your support. Good luck with your studies and we hope to see you very soon at one of our events.

Evelyn Slavid (Chair of OUPS)

Welcome from the Chair...

Is it all study ?

Although the main purpose of OUPS is to provide academic resources for OU undergraduate students, it's not all work !

OUPS weekends are also fun, social occasions designed to provide the social interactions missing from home study. All of our weekends give you the opportunity to chat to current and past students, to share your experiences and frustrations and to give each other welcome motivational support, and our Annual Conference can provide great networking opportunities and the opportunity to chat over a meal or drink with some of the eminent psychologists that come to speak.

All our weekends have a full programme of social events that are available for you to attend as you wish, and our regional day events usually offer the chance to carry on chatting over food and/or drinks afterwards.

OUPS have a number of fantastic events for you, so why not head over to our events page via the menu at the top at the screen and see what's going on!

Our upcoming events

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Special deal for OUPS Members !!

If you are a member, you are eligible for a discounted price; otherwise, you will pay the full price

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