York Psychology Sixth Form Conference

Monday 24th June 2019, 10am-3.30pm
Department of Psychology, University of York

Year 12 science students are invited to join us for an exciting look at the mind, brain, and behaviour. This one-day event brings the science to life with hands-on experiments and a chance to meet the researchers. The programme will include:

  • Mini ‘taster’ lectures on current research
  • Hands-on practicals and demonstrations
  • Speaking with current students about their experiences as undergraduates
  • The chance to showcase your work*

Places are free of charge, but booking is required. Students are welcome to attend individually or as part of a school booking, but please note that we will initially restrict places to 30 per school (additional requests will be added to a reserve list and notified at a later date). You do not need to be studying A Level Psychology to attend – we welcome students with any science or maths background, let us show you what the science of the mind is really about!


If you have any further queries about the day, please email Bryony McKean at psychology-6fc@york.ac.uk.  

Please note that this conference is not an open day, but an insight into what it is like to study and research psychology at a higher level. For more detailed information on studying at York and our particular undergraduate course, please see our prospective student pages and consider visiting on a campus open day

An agenda for the day will be uploaded to this page soon.  


*Conduct real research and showcase it at the department!

Each school is invited to conduct a research project and to showcase the project in a poster presentation at the Sixth Form Conference. Ideally, these projects should be conducted in groups with students leading the project from beginning to end.  We suggest that each group is made up of no more than 6 students. Each school will be assigned a helper from our department who will offer support throughout the project (from designing the method to constructing the poster). We have compiled a list of potential project topics which can be accessed here.

We believe this opportunity will give students a real insight into running research and will also increase their interest in Psychology.

If you have any questions or you’d like to register to take part in these projects, please email sally.quinn@york.ac.uk. Each school can enter a maximum of three projects for this event.

The deadline for registering your school/college for these projects is Friday 26th April 2019.