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DE300 Consolidation Weekend

21st-23rd January 2022, Warwick University.
Online booking has now closed, please contact secretary@oups.org.uk for availability.

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 and write it up, along with consideration of the EMA requirements.

Special member deal !!

We recently changed our contracting arrangements with Warwick and so do not need to hold as much money in reserve as we were obliged to in the past. This has freed up some funds that we would like to use for the benefit of our members.

For our January 2022 events, OUPS will pay £75 towards the cost of each member attending, so the cost of the events to members will be £250. We will also maintain the pre-COVID rate for non-members (£345).

If you are not currently a member but would like to be, just add membership to your basket before checking out and you will get the full discount.

We hope this will help as many students as possible to come along !

Additional information

Please see our COVID-Secure FAQ for more information about the running of the weekend including our COVID-Secure arrangements.

Coronavirus statement (updated 15 September 2021)

The current covid-19 pandemic is a highly unusual and a stressful situation, but hopefully we are seeing the possibility of things returning to more normal in the coming months. We are continually assessing our situation in the light of the official advice, and we want to make our position clear to any of you who are anxious about an existing booking or who are thinking of making a booking on one of our forthcoming events.

Refund policy

The primary goal of OUPS is to support as many students as possible, not to make a profit, but as a registered charity we are also obliged to ensure that we manage our funds responsibly. Consequently, our refund policy is to issue refunds for cancellations whenever we are able to recover money from our suppliers. However, if you need to cancel after our cancellation deadline with Warwick has passed, we will have paid for your place and will not be able to reclaim the money to refund you.

Our Terms & Conditions detail the cancellation deadlines and fees under normal circumstances, and these currently apply because there are no government COVID restrictions at this time. If this changes (e.g. if there was a January lockdown) then we would expect to be able to recover payments and hence to issue full refunds for all bookings.

Joining instructions

General information (log in to access these links)

  • Keeping you safe (13.12.2021).pdf
  • Joining_Instructions_2022Jan.pdf


Event-specific material (accessible if you are logged in and authorised)

Please note that a fee will be applied if you download materials and subsequently cancel your booking (see our Terms & Conditions).

  • OUPS January Weekend Introduction.pdf
  • OUPS Data Analysis.pdf
  • OUPS Methods and Data Collection Survey.pdf
  • OUPS EMA Ind Differences SJH.pdf
  • OUPS Discusssion and Q and A.pdf
  • DE300 timetable January 2022_provisional.pdf

What does the weekend offer?

This weekend offers a full programme of eight talks, running from Saturday morning (9.00am) 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, how to analyse the data collected and how to write this up. The sessions will also give advice on how to tackle the EMA and how to approach your own revision sessions. 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.

The provisional timetable is as follows, but please note that this may have to change:

Lecture Day/Time  Session name and details
Friday: 7:45 – 9:30pm Session 1. Introduction to the weekend’s layout – workload – Literature Review to PPF
Saturday: 9:00 – 10:30am Session 2. EMA – Experimental Elements
Saturday: 11:00 – 12:30pm Session 3: EMA – Individual Differences Elements
Saturday: 2:00 – 3:30pm  Session 4. EMA – Qualitative Elements
Saturday: 4:00 – 5:30pm Session 5. Project Development to RQ; Hypothesis to Methods
Experimental Qualitative PCA/MR
Sunday: 9:00 – 10:30am Session 6. Methods and Data Collection
Experimental Qualitative PCA/MR
Sunday: 11:00 – 12:30pm Session 7. Results and Analysis
Experimental Qualitative PCA/MR
Sunday: 1:30 – 3:00pm Session 8. Discussion, write-up and Q&A session
Experimental Qualitative PCA/MR

The OUPS DE300 Consolidation Weekend offers you extensive coverage of everything you need to carry out and then write up your DE300 project. It will also review the DE300 EMA and discuss ways in which you can approach this piece of work, though we will not discuss answers to the actual EMA that is set.


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

Our panel of tutors for this weekend will confirmed closer to the event.

Our currently confirmed panel of tutors for this weekend is:

  • Dr Angie Johnson authored the ‘Doing your experiment project’ chapter of DE300 and has tutored Open University cognitive psychology for 13 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 designers to develop digitised programmes within the public sector. She is currently writing a book on the Psychological Principles of Design and also has many more ideas to put into print as she investigates online behaviour and fraud.
  • Sarah Howcutt has been teaching survey students on DE300 since the start of the module in 2016.  She is also the software specialist for Qualtrics and SPSS for the module.  In her other work, she is Senior Lecturer in Public Health at Oxford Brookes University, teaching epidemiology and statistics to Masters and Doctoral students.  Her research is on how to increase response and data quality in health surveys seeking to ask young women questions about their health risk behaviours.  She also conducts qualitative research and systematic reviews on interventions to reduce health inequality in the UK. 
  • 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.

Printed material

Please note that this is a paperless event.

To be more environmentally friendly and to help manage our prices we will make electronic copies of any relevant handouts available to all registered attendees, either in advance so that those who need printed versions have plenty of time to organise these, or shortly after the event if the tutor has decided that this is more appropriate for their lecture. These are for attendees' personal use and may not be shared.

We'd like to thank our tutors for working to ensure that their presentations do not contain material to which they do not have copyright and for making them available in this way. And in advance, we'd like to thank all of you who support us in actively contributing toward a paperless environment and saving a few trees along the way !


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

I did not know what to expect but the weekend has given me a really good grounding to start DE300

Great introduction – comprehensive for a springboard weekend – perfect

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


The weekend takes place at Radcliffe 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.

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 is a great opportunity 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.

Unfortunately because of the COVID situation we are not able to hold our book stall, which is usually a social centre in itself ! However we hope that you will be able to enjoy the facilities, including the outdoor areas, to meet as many others as you would like to.

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

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