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Fri, 26 Jan


Warwick University

DE300 Consolidation Weekend: 2024

26th-28th January 2024, Warwick University.

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DE300 Consolidation Weekend: 2024
DE300 Consolidation Weekend: 2024

Time & Location

26 Jan 2024, 15:00 – 28 Jan 2024, 15:00

Warwick University, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

About the event


While our September DE300 event introduces the core areas and methods and helps you select the method you will use for your DE300 project, this follow-up weekend focuses on how to do the project for your EMA and write it up, along with consideration of the iCMA.


The provisional timetable is as follows:


7:45 -9:30pm: Session 1. - The notion of Psychological science is an oxymoron. Or is it? (Fiona)

                                                  - How to write an abstract

                                                  - Examples of poster presentations


9:00 -10:30am: Session 2:  - Survey - ICMA41 (Angie)

11:00 -12:30pm: Session 3:  Qualitative - ICMA41 (Phil)

2:00 -3:30pm: Session 4.:  Experimental - ICMA41 (Fiona)

4:00 -5:30pm: Session 5: Split sessions: From Planning to getting your data:

                                                     - Survey (Angie)

                                                    -  Qualitative (Phil)

                                                    -  Experimental (Fiona)


9:00 -10:30am:  Session 6:  Split sessions: Methods and Data Collection

                                                     - Survey (Angie)

                                                    -  Qualitative (Phil)

                                                    -  Experimental (Fiona)

11:00 -12:30pm:  Session 7: Split sessions: Results and Analysis

                                                     - Survey (Angie)

                                                    -  Qualitative (Phil)

                                                    -  Experimental (Fiona)

1:30 -3:00pm: Session 8.:Split sessions: Discussion, Write-up and Q&A session

                                                     - Survey (Angie)

                                                    -  Qualitative (Phil)

                                                    -  Experimental (Fiona)

What does the weekend offer?

This weekend offers a full programme of eight talks, running from Friday evening (7.45pm) to teatime on Sunday (last talk finishes at 3.00pm). Attendees can arrive any time after 3pm on Friday afternoon, with dinner served at 6pm. All meals are served on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch are served on Sunday.

The focus of the weekend will be on how to carry out the project for your EMA, how to analyse the data collected and how to write this up. In addition it is a chance to meet up with other students studying your course.

This is a highly-tailored event, with more sessions than we usually run as we understand that each project-type has its own particular needs. The initial sessions will be shared by all students and we will then split the group by project type so that you can get the information most relevant to you.


Tutors on this weekend are all highly experienced and are chosen to give you the variety of specialised knowledge and advice needed to cover the different psychological approaches used in DE300.

  • Dr Angie Johnson authored the 'Doing your experiment project' chapter of DE300 and has tutored Open University cognitive psychology for over 18 years as an Associate Lecturer and residential school tutor. Angie has taught a variety of subjects in Psychology at Northumbria University, but her main focus and interest is Research Methods. Her research experience is vast and has involved a diverse range of industrial based projects including the development of business and digital solutions for psychological problems at Northumbria University. Most recently Angie is a Usability Research consultant and works with technology designers and development teams on digitised programmes within the public and private sectors.
  • Phil Hulme has been a DE300 tutor since its start, in region 07 in Yorkshire. Previously Phil was a tutor and exam marker on DD307 since its introduction and also tutored on its predecessor  D317. Phil has been tutoring on OUPS weekends for a number of years and  always gets excellent feedback from the students.
  • Dr Fiona Essig: I completed my undergraduate degree (BSc 1st class honours) in cognitive science at the University of Westminster. This was followed by an MSc in psychological research methods (distinction) and a PhD in cognitive psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. My PhD title was ‘Cognitive control in verbal task switching’. I conducted a number of experiments to explore the parameters of a verbal response task-switching task using overlearned sequences of words e.g., numbers and days, to switch between, proposing a model of cognitive control for the task. I have worked for the Open University since 2006, mostly on psychology modules but also teaching associated topics in WELS and STEM. I have taught all of the core modules (DE100, DE200 and DE300) and previously taught on DD303, the year 3 cognitive psychology module. I have supervised student projects for the entirety of my time with the university. I have also taught and acted as a course director on a cognitive psychology undergraduate certificate course at the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge. Currently I also teach on the BSc psychology programme at King’s College London. My research focuses on task-switching and multitasking, particularly using language tasks and everyday tasks. I hold Chartered status with the BPS and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In my spare time I go to the theatre, concerts, galleries and museums. I am an avid collector of Funko Pop figures and houseplants, and am currently building a dollhouse.


Here are some of the things previous students have said about our previous DE300 Weekends.

All lecturers were clearly very knowledgeable of subject matter and were interested in engaging the students

An absolutely fantastic weekend

A great experience. Feel motivated and prepared for this year

Well-presented and tutors were friendly and available to answer queries

Very Useful. All tutors really know their stuff and are clearly very passionate about their specialities

What to expect

The lectures are conducted in management conference seminar rooms within the University campus, and you will have been provided with a timetable of talks and lecture notes before you arrive.

You can choose how you spend your time. If you book the residential package then you will have a very comfortable ensuite room in management conference facilities complete with bedding, towels, a hairdryer, coffee-making facilities and desk. Wifi is also included.

The full cost is inclusive of all meals, including Friday night and Saturday night dinner. There are no extra costs involved (except for drinks at the bar!). As well as your room and all meals this includes refreshments at break times, extensive handouts which are only available to attendees, revision of key course material, advice on revision techniques and assessment, welcome drink on Friday night. Non-residential places are available for a reduction, and the same breakfast, lunch, dinner and all tea/coffee/snack breaks during the day are still included.

The welcome briefing and the bookstall are great opportunities to meet the tutors and other students over a free glass of wine or soft drink. Our OUPS committee member will also introduce themselves so you'll know who to contact if you have any questions. You can enjoy your meals with a group of students in the comfortable dining room. The food is fresh, healthy catering, and there is something to entice everyone.

Finally, whilst most students leave exhausted from the learning and socialising, they comment that it is such a worthwhile weekend, and we see many of them return each year as they progress their studies.

Free places

We will be offering 2 free places on this weekend event. This offer is only open to OUPS members and the students will have to pay their own travel expenses. Students can only apply if they have not received a free place from us previously. The applicant will need to be able to demonstrate that they have financial hardship and will need to provide proof of current receipt of benefits (such as a scan/photo of the front page of the pay award letter, giving name, address and the date of the award)  or evidence of low income (for example a screen shot of a bank statement showing salary and carers allowance) as well as a covering letter with a short personal statement of no more than 500 words.

Applications should be made before 11th December and we will inform applicants if they have been successful the following week. Please email your applications to Any queries should be addressed to


The weekend takes place at Scarman Conference and Training Centre, University of Warwick. Both accommodation and lectures are located in the same building unless you have been informed otherwise.

Warwick is an award winning conference venue with excellent facilities. Access to the sports facilities, including the swimming pool, are included in the price. The university's central location with excellent transport links makes it easily accessible from all over the UK and Europe. There is ample free car parking.


Click here for information on accessibility, parking and other related facilities.

Finally, whilst most students leave exhausted from the learning and socialising, they comment that it is such a worthwhile weekend, and we see many of them each year as they progress their studies!

Travel and directions

Click here for satnav postcodes and directions to the University of Warwick.

For campus maps go to Warwick Campus Maps.



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