Undergraduate students present research at summer conference

Psychology summer conference

Last month saw the return of our annual Psychology summer conference, an opportunity for our level 3 students to share exciting research findings from their third year extended projects and to consider how the transferable skills that they gained from their research projects and wider degree will serve them in their future careers.

The vibrant event saw the students talking about their career goals and presenting their research to an audience of fellow students and staff, with topics ranging from criminal, clinical and developmental psychology, to social, cognitive and biological psychology.

The Research Project is the biggest part of third year, giving students an opportunity to put their new psychology research skills learned at Sheffield into practice, in an area of psychology that they’re most interested in. Example titles included: “The Psychopathy-Emotional Response Relationship and the Moderating Influence of Intelligence”, and “The Development of Working Memory in Three to Four-year-olds”, and “Emotion Regulation and Alcohol Consumption”.

Dr Chantelle Wood, social psychologist and module organiser said: “The Research Project at level 3 allows students to apply the various stages of the research process, from research ethics to hypothesis testing, right through to sharing their research findings and the skills developed during their projects at our summer conference. It’s always fascinating to hear about the broad range of transferable skills that students have developed during their degree, and also seeing how their confidence has grown.”

Find out more about undergraduate research projects