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OUPS Annual Conference 2018

"Stress and Resilience"
University of Warwick, 11th-13th May 2018

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Welcome to OUPS !

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What is OUPS ?

The Open University Psychological Society (OUPS) is the student society for those studying psychology with The Open University.

We are a volunteer-run, not-for-profit, registered charity (Registered Charity No.: 282744), originally founded in 1974, and still going strong over 40 years later.

What do we do ?

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.

  • 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. 

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

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.

Welcome to your society !
We hope we can help you and provide you with the spur you need to continue your studies and beyond.



Mature student studying at the Open University wins Book Scholarship

A mature student from Northern Ireland, studying an undergraduate degree in Psychology at the Open University, has been awarded the “Money for Books Scholarship” in the form of a £250 book token. 
Melissa Moore’s application really impressed the judging panel with her clear passion for her subject and her desire to learn more through the medium of books, her application caught their attention in particular because of her utter personal determi
nation and motivation as a mature student. 
“There are always lots of really worthy applicants for this scholarship, and it is really difficult to choose just one winner, but Melissa’s application really stood out because she is using her studies to overcome challenging times and make a difference to her life” says Karen Kennard, founder of The Scholarship Hub. 
The Money for Books Scholarship was established by social enterprise The Scholarship Hub (www.thescholarshiphub.org.uk ), with the aim of helping a student with the high costs of essential textbooks. 
“Whilst the student loans cover the costs of tuition fees and accommodation, the textbooks required to support your studies are often prohibitively expensive and students struggle to afford them. We wanted to support a student who demonstrated a real passion, not only for their subject but also for the joy of learning from books.” commented Karen Kennard, Director of The Scholarship Hub.
On being awarded the scholarship, Melissa said “After entering this competition, I was surprised to hear back…….. let alone to hear that I had won. I was very pleased as this book voucher will aid me with acquiring vari

ous text books, which will not only develop my subject understanding and help to enrich my writing skills, but enhance my learning experience as a whole.”
The Money for Books Scholarship will open again for applications in September, at the start of the 2018 academic year.
For further information please contact:
Karen Kennard: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 
m: 07879 205485
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About The Scholarship Hub
The Scholarship Hub is a social enterprise which was founded in January 2013 and provides free information online on university scholarships estimated to be worth over £150 million for UK/EU students.
The Scholarship Hub also features student financial information, and advice on ways to manage your money plus a unique fundraising platform Funds4Uni to help students raise additional funds for their studies.


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