Psychology LIVE! Student Conference Event for KS4 and 5 at Disneyland® Paris
Monday 4th March 2024
Monday 3rd March 2025
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.
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 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 complementing 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.
Topics from across the Psychology curriculum brought to life at our event include:
- Research methods
- Cognition & development
- Behavioural psychology
The whole experience perfectly complements classroom learning.
Event details and 2024 speakers at LIVE! events
Dave Chawner - Facilitator
"Dave is a number 1 best-selling author, award-winning stand-up comic and presenter.
Dave has appeared BBC, ITV & Channel 4 and last year presented a series of documentaries for BBC’s Tomorrow’s World on Body Dysmorphic Disorder. His recent book Weight Expectations became a best-seller just 3 days after being released and looks at his anorexic past and sensitively uses humour to tackle the very serious issues of Eating Disorders. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Metro & Cosmopolitan on topics such as masculinity, sexuality and mental health.
Dave is an Ambassador for Mind, Rethink Mental Illness, The Mental Health Foundation and BEAT (UK’s Eating Disorder Charity)."
Professor Craig Jackson
Craig Jackson is a Professor of Workplace Psychology, and after studying the links between workplaces and offender behaviour, he became interested in criminal psychology, specifically serial offending, stalking, and spree shootings. He studied the mental health of the FBI agents who were trying to catch the notorious "BTK" serial killer in the US over a 30-year period, and how criminal profiling a series of sadistic crimes impacted their wellbeing.
Dr. Julia Ravey
Julia is a neuroscience researcher studying Alzheimer's disease with a passion for making science understandable for everyone. She always get asked incredible questions about her work and feels the public have a genuine want to know more about Alzheimer's and the brain. This highlighted to her how much of a disconnect there is between scientific reporting and day-to-day conversation. She created a platform to cross the worlds of science jargon and fake news to give a simple, accurate outlook on current findings.
Julia has gained a huge following on Tiktok where she talks about brain and neuroscience topics with her talks on study skills and revision techniques being amongst her most popular
Natalie's mission is simple to awaken everyone to the transformative powers of understanding your Sleep health. Published Penguin Author of The Sleep Reset, over the past decade, she has pioneered a mind-body approach to enhance sleep, performance and well-being in sport & high performance organisations.
As well as her Sleep 2.0 roadshow delivered to over 300+ workplaces, Natalie has delivered full-scale Performance Wellbeing programmes for the likes of Ebay, Klarna, Investigo, Google, Whitbread amongst many others.
Her work is profiled in The Sunday Times & she is the Resident Sleep expert for the nation’s favourite sleep brands, including Hypnos Beds, Flare Audio & Premier Inn.
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:
- Assist with hotel check-in
- Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the event
- Register your students at the conference & take questions
- Assist with check-out & departure
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.
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.
2 Night Coach Travel Package
Sunday to Tuesday
1 DAY PARK TICKET
Sunday: Morning departure for Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Monday: LIVE! Student Conference & Free time in the Disneyland® Paris parks. 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
1 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 enjoy the Disney Village. Early afternoon departure. Arrive back in London early evening.
"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