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Psychology Live! Educational Psychology Event

                Monday 4th March 2019

Psychology Live! is the best possible way to spend time outside the classroom whilst bringing Psychology studies to life. This immersive event gives students the opportunity to meet experts face to face and provide them with all the inspiration they need for their exams including memorable examples and case studies.

Speakers will present the most current issues with presentations linked to key topics covered in the AQA, OCR and Edexcel A Level curriculum. Throughout the course of the weekend your learners will cover the fundamentals of the Psychology curriculum at KS4 and KS5, perfectly complementing classroom learning. 

Click on the image below to see the event in action:
Psychology Live! 2018

Also held on the same day is Media Live! making this the ideal event to bring a mixed group of students from across the curriculum!

The Package
Travel Options
Places to Stay
What You Say
  • Speakers

    Shivani Lamba
    Forensic Outreach

    Shivani Lamba<br>Forensic Outreach

    Shivani Lamba is the founder and managing director of Forensic Outreach, based in London, which she initially joined as Programme Coordinator in 2009. She spearheaded the organisation’s initiative to create public engagement experiences online. The organisation was established in 2001, and has long been a dynamic and active part of the science curriculum in classrooms throughout the UK and EU. It was conceived to introduce forensic science as an integrative and cross-disciplinary approach to science education, and has delivered programmes to hundreds of schools, charities and Museums. She has consulted on these subjects for press including The Guardian, and recently NPR’s Serial.


    Michelle Fletcher
    Clinical Psychologist

    Michelle Fletcher<br>Clinical Psychologist

    Michelle has twelve years of experience working in forensic and clinical settings including; Senior Manager of Psychology and Interventions at HMP & YOI Doncaster, Chartered Psychologist at Stockton Hall Hospital, a medium secure unit and Head of Psychology in a maximum security prison in the Scottish Prison Service. 

    She has extensive experience conducting group and individual treatment interventions with offenders, focusing on the following treatment needs; management of aggression and anger, substance misuse, problem solving skills, assertiveness training, depression and low self-esteem, social skills training, post-traumatic stress, relapse prevention and anxiety management.


    Simon Clarkson – ThinkWorks

    Simon Clarkson – ThinkWorks

    An accomplished programme deliverer and keynote speaker, Simon has developed and delivered programmes to a diverse range of individuals and organisations; these include, Private Sector organisations such as Rolls Royce, Fremantle Media, Anglo American and many SME's; Public Sector bodies such as the North West Development Agency and Lancashire County Council, and sporting clients from within Formula 1, Olympians to Premiership Rugby and Premier League Football.

    Simon has delivered in more than 10 countries and 4 continents across the world and delivers dynamic and powerful programmes on subjects from Leadership, Change, Winning Teams and Cultures to Peak Performance, Innovative Thinking, Sales and Customer Devotion.


    Dr Rosa Whalen - University of Liverpool

    Dr Rosa Whalen - University of Liverpool

    Dr Rosa Whalen is a researcher at the the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Liverpool.  Her research has focused on the effect of junk food advertising on children's appetite and eating habits.  

    Dr Whalen will be speaking on the impact of branding and advertising on behaviours (including impulse control) and specific preferences in children. She will reference Disney amongst the case studies featured in their presentation.


    Dr. Annemeike Apergis-Schoute - University of Cambridge

    Dr. Annemeike Apergis-Schoute - University of Cambridge

    Dr Apergis-Schoute is a post-doctoral researcher within the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge. Her work focuses on how humans acquire emotions, in particular fear, and most importantly how to extinguish negative memories or how to have control over negative states.

    She will explore the best way to move past our fears, referencing Disney amongst the case studies to explore how roller coasters, thrill rides, and haunted houses create effective physical thrills and jolts by shaking up your body and your brain.


    Dr Amanda Gummer Child Psychologist

    Dr Amanda Gummer Child Psychologist

    Amanda has over 20 years experience working with children and families and is widely considered as THE go-to expert on play, toys, child development and psychology.  Amanda combines her theoretical knowledge with a refreshingly pragmatic approach to family life, that resonates both with parents and professionals.  Amanda is regularly in the media, frequently being invited to share her expertise in this area on Sky and BBC News for example.  She continues to take an active role in research, presenting a paper at the International Toy Research Association’s World Congress in Portugal in July 2014.   


    Dr. Juliet Wakefield
    Social Psychologist

    Dr. Juliet Wakefield<br> Social Psychologist


    Juliet's research interests lie within the domains of Social Identity Theory and Self Categorization Theory, and the implications of group membership for people's everyday lives. This includes intergroup / intragroup helping and help-seeking, the impact of groups on health and well-being, gender identity, national identity, and online identities.

    Juliet completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Dundee in 2011. Her PhD research concerned the act of help-seeking, and investigated whether group members may use help-seeking as a tool to manage and enhance their group's image in the eyes of others.

    Juliet then spent four years as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Dundee, working on Professor Fabio Sani's ESRC-funded Health In Groups project (http://healthingroups.wixsite.com/healthingroups). This project investigated the relationships between membership of social groups (family, community, sports groups, etc.) and health.

    Juliet joined Nottingham Trent University in August 2015 and is a Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology.



  • The package

    The Package

    • Return travel by Coach, Eurostar or Air
    • 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation (additional nights available at a supplement)
    • Park Hopper Ticket
    • Attendance at the Psychology Live! Conference
    • Curriculum-linked workbook for students
    • 1:10 free place ratio for staff on a twin room basis
    • Group Travel Insurance
    • Group Leader’s conference pack
    • Services of the Events Team in Disneyland® Paris throughout your stay


  • Travel Options
    • 2 Night Coach Travel Package

      Sunday 3 March - Tuesday 5 March 2019


      Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris
      Monday: Psychology Live! & Free time in the park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
      Tuesday: Return coach travel.
    • 3 Night Coach Travel Package

      Sunday 3 March - Wednesday 6 March 2019


      Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris
      Monday: Psychology Live! Free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
      Tuesday: Day trip to Paris. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
      Wednesday: Morning free in the Park. Return coach travtravel.
    • 3 Nights including Overnight Coach Travel Package

      Saturday 2 March - Tuesday 5 March 2019


      Saturday: Late evening departure. Night time channel crossing
      Sunday: Morning arrival at Disneyland® Paris. Day free to use your Disneyland® Pass. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
      Monday: Psychology Live! Free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
      Tuesday: Return coach travel
    • 2 Night Eurostar Travel Package

      Sunday 3 March - Tuesday 5 March 2019


      Sunday: Afternoon departure from St Pancras International. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
      Monday: Psychology Live! Free time in Park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
      Tuesday: Free time to use your Disneyland® Pass. Early afternoon departure. Arrive back in London early evening.
  • Places to stay
    • disney hotel

      Disney's Hotel Cheyenne®

      The authentic flavour of the Wild West is all around, in the best tradition of all your favourite classic Hollywood westerns. This on-site hotel offers easy access to the Disneyland ® Parks and Village and all guests benefit from extra magic hours giving you early access to the Parks before gates open to the public.

      Rooms are located in 14 frontier style buildings all named after characters from western folklore grouped around a main street with covered porches and wooden walkways. The western styling runs through into the bedrooms and the hotel restaurant, The Chuck Wagon Cafe.


    • disney hotel

      B&B Hotel Disneyland® Paris

      A very large hotel with 400 rooms, located in Marne La Vallee close to Disneyland Paris. It is a very modern hotel with nicely-decorated and comfortable rooms.

      Only a few minutes from Disneyland Paris, this large hotel is ideally situated for groups travelling to Disneyland, and is recommended by Disneyland Paris. A free shuttle stops in front of the hotel every 10-15 minutes to get to either the Disney® Parks or TGV / RER Chessy Marne La Vallée station, for Paris. Operates from 6am until 11:50pm.


  • What to stay

    Brilliant Psychology conference!

    Walbottle Campus


    Michelle Fletcher was the best, the students loved her. They felt they had a clear insight into her role and her field. Her presentation was engaging with real life examples, she clearly broke down how she carries out clinical assessments and linked this back to relevant examples

    Bacons College


    Another excellent trip thanks to EST. This is the third year that we have done the trip and every time EST deliver in terms of making it easy to organise the trip and particularly when in the resort, where they are always available to assist when needed. Staff are enthusiastic and really welcoming. We will be returning again next year!

    Garforth Academy


    We definitely want to come back next year. Your trip represented better value for money than the rival company as the pupils had one more day in the park.

    Churchdown School Academy

Students will be provided with a workbook prior to the event which will include a programme of the event as well as background information about the speakers. The workbooks will include park challenges to complete and are a great research tool to be used in the classroom prior to travelling to help students to prepare questions for the Q&A sessions at the conference. As part of this experience, students have the opportunity to quiz speakers, which is always lively, and the presenters are invariably on the receiving end of some testing questions.

Meet Your Learning Objectives:

Cognition and Child Development
• Cognitive development in children including the effects of day care / education
• Impact and influence of advertising on children
• Development of an individual, including the roles of nature and nurture

Social Influence
• Identification and explanation of how social and dispositional factors affect conformity, obedience and crowd and collective behaviour

Forensics and Criminology
• Causes of Criminal and anti-social behaviour
• Identification and treatment of offenders
• Custodial sentencing and reform

Who Is This For?

The event is aimed at Key Stage 4 and 5 students of Psychology and is designed to complement studies within the AQA, OCR, Edexcel syllabus as well as complimenting WJEC and SQA qualifications.  It is aimed at encouraging and developing an enthusiasm for the subject as well as inspiration for how to progress further in the subject. 

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