Registration deadline: 19 November
Motivating students, ensuring their best in exams and helping them relate their learning to real life can be a challenge.
Success in exams is increasingly reliant on them applying their knowledge and having an in-depth understanding of research methods, which really only comes from completing actual research.
AQA, OCR and Edexcel understand this and either require students to complete short pieces of research or recommend they do so, as preparation for their exams.
The Northern Ireland Branch of The British Psychological Society Prizes would like to support and encourage students, by inviting them to complete a short piece of research and present it at a student conference tailored exclusively to AS and A2 students.
The aim of the conference is to provide students with an opportunity and a forum, which will showcase their skills, provide a heightened sense of what it is like to complete research, promote their work (which they may already be doing with you) and provide content for their UCAS applications.
Students participating in the conference will get a “real feel” for what it is like to complete research, and as a result they will be better motivated and prepared, as they progress towards their exams. The conference is a practical way of delivering a significant part of your specification.
We are also running a competition on the day of the student conference, where two presentations will be selected to go forward to the Northern Ireland Branch Annual Conference one at AS level and one at A2 Level. In addition, the two presentations will have their abstracts published in the conference book, which could be significant in UCAS applications.
To submit please email your expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4th November.
Download the submission information for further details.
Structure of the day
The main focus of the day is the student presentations.
There will also be:
- A Keynote Talk by a guest speaker specifically tailored to A Level students and their teachers.
- Information on current research at QUB, The OU and UU. - Prizes Every student presenting at the student conference will receive:
- A certificate of participation endorsed by NIBPS, The OU, QUB and UU.
- A copy of the conference book containing all the abstracts of the presentations.
- A goodie bag.
Every school presenting at the student conference will receive:
- A group photo for PR.
- Publicity in NIBPS, The OU, QUB and UU literature.
On the day, two presentations will be selected to go forward to the NIBPS annual conference in March 2017, one at AS Level and the other at A2 Level.