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Psychology LIVE! Student Conference Event for KS4 and 5 at Disneyland® Paris

Event Date: Monday 1st March 2021

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. Through their real-life experiences our speakers will help the students understand how psychology is applied in the real world such as the contribution of psychology to individual, social and cultural diversity, and ultimately to a successful society. There will be the opportunity to ask questions of the industry practitioners and learn about careers associated with the subject during the interactive question and answer sessions.

While enjoying and being immersed in the Disneyland® Parks, the Park Challenges encourage students to take a step back and look at the resort from a scientific perspective. Students are given simple experiments to complete which allow them to develop arguments and draw conclusions about how psychological principles/theories are applied across the resort in order to stimulate specific behaviours and responses.

 

Prices start from£259pp

Price Shown includes

  • Return coach travel *
  • 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation at Chateau de Grande Romaine**
  • Park Hopper Ticket
  • Attendance at the Psychology LIVE! Conference
  • Curriculum-linked workbook for students
  • Group Leader’s conference pack
  • Group Travel Insurance
  • 1:10 free place ratio for staff on a twin room basis
  • Support from our Events Team in Disneyland® Paris throughout your stay

* Eurostar and flight options available

** On-site Disney hotels and additional nights also.  Speak to a Tour Consultant to discuss the best travel and accommodation options for your group.

 

 


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. 

Study Themes:

Psychopathology and Individual Differences

  • Abnormality, including deviation from social norms, and the failure to function adequately
  • The behavioural, emotional and cognitive characteristics of phobias, fear and depression
  • The approaches used to explain and treat phobias, including hypnosis

Forensics and Criminology

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

Dance, Hormones and Thinking

  • Research methods
  • How we move affects creativity and problem-solving ability
  • Part played by hormonal and genetic makeup.

Throughout the whole event your learners will cover the fundamentals of the Psychology curriculum at KS4 and KS5, perfectly complementing classroom learning.



Event Overview & Speakers:

John Clifford, Centre for Clinical Hypnosis

John Clifford is a Hypnotherapist and Owner of the Centre of Clinical Hypnosis. John specializes in phobias and is the Hypnotherapist for London Zoo's Friendly Spider Programme which has been running since 1993 and has helped thousands of people face and overcome their fears!

Dr Peter Lovatt (aka Dr Dance), Psychologist

Dr Peter Lovatt is a principal lecturer and Reader in Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, where he runs the Dance Psychology Lab.

Peter’s expertise is in experimental cognitive psychology and his work on memory, thinking, mood, language learning, problem solving, dance and Parkinson’s has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals.  During his talk he will explain how changing the way we think can change our lives and he explains how the way we move influences our creativity and problem-solving ability and is influenced by your hormonal and genetic makeup.

Peter recently appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in order to ‘give the biggest lecture of his life’ as well as to experience what it felt like, psychologically, going through a reality TV audition.

His talk will energise the room and is guaranteed to get you moving!

Dr Kath Mashiter

Former head of scientific support for Lancashire police will give her expert insight into the topic of forensics and criminology.

An expert in DNA profiling, Kath will share personal experiences from her career covering her Involvement in high profile rape and murder cases, including the excavation and examination of the last of the Moors Murders victim to be found on Saddleworth Moor.

Q&A Session

Our lively and interactive question and answer session gives the students control to ask the questions they want answers to.  All the speakers take to the stage to answer questions to provide different perspectives and to offer invaluable career advice from their own experience.

LIVE! Events Team

Our LIVE! Events Team provide expert on-site support throughout your stay to make your trip as easy and memorable as possible: 

  • Meet you on arrival & assist with hotel check-in 
  • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the event 
  • Host a teacher meet & greet
  • Register your students at the conference & take questions 
  • Assist with check-out & departure

Workbook and Park Challenges

Our complementary workbooks are designed to be used as your group enjoy the Disney® Parks.  The workbooks contain park challenges which encourage students to take a step back and critically appraise the resort from their subject perspective. These park challenges provide opportunity for problem solving, decision making as well as working together so that your students get the maximum from the their time at Disneyland® Paris.

Dallas Campbell - Facilitator

Actor, writer and presenter of the Gadget Show and Bang Goes the Theory, Dallas Campbell is keen to popularise science making him the perfect host for our LIVE! events.

Dallas Campbell's curiosity and original mind have led him to become one of television's freshest and funniest talents. In 2008 he joined The Gadget Show team on Five where his exploits included testing out a jet powered luge, the latest survival gadgets and breaking the Scalextric land speed record.   Dallas presented BBC1 science series -Bang Goes the Theory - a Tomorrow's World type programme with a hands-on approach and encouraging everyone to join in at home and online.

His passion for popularising science and for investigating the weirder areas of life, the universe and everything, have taken Dallas from a background in theatre and film work into researching, writing and presenting authored documentaries for television.


Package Options

2 Night Coach Travel Package
Sunday to Tuesday

1 DAY PARK TICKET 

Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris 
Monday: Live! Student Conference & Free time in the park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Tuesday: Return coach travel.

3 Night Coach Travel Package
Sunday to Wednesday

Sunday - Wednesday

2 DAY PARK TICKET 

Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Monday: Live! Student Conference & 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 travel.

3 Nights Overnight Coach Travel Package
Saturday to Tuesday

2 DAY PARK TICKET 

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: Live! Student Conference & Free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris. 
Tuesday: Return coach travel

2 Night Eurostar Travel Package Sunday to Tuesday

2 DAY PARK TICKET 

Sunday: Afternoon departure from St Pancras International. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
Monday: Live! Student Conference & 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.


 


Expert's comment

"I'm glad that the presentation was well received, and that students managed to learn something as well as gain a sense of what it's like working as a forensic psychologist.!

Michelle Fletcher, Clinical Psychologist


What You Say

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

EST were great at every stage as always - the booking process was easy and (My Tour Manager)It's a really great tool - no real obvious improvements to make - efficient. The conference was very good (as it always is) and gave the students some 'real life' insight into the psychology field. They enjoyed it very much. Garforth Academy​