Psychology taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying Psychology at university.

Researchers scanning a human brain using an MRI machine

The science of procrastination

A free virtual taster session for Year 12, A Level

This session is now full.

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When: Wednesday 31 March 2021, 4:15pm - 5:35pm

Places available: 100

Procrastination is a common problem that is seemingly harmless – or is it? A growing evidence base suggests that putting off important tasks, like writing that term paper or going to the gym, may have some very unhealthy consequences. Join Dr Fuschia Sirois for this fascinating masterclass, as she critically reviews the scientific evidence on the potential health consequences of procrastination and the various research methods that have been used to suggest a link between procrastination and health-related outcomes. There will be plenty of opportunities to chat to Fuschia, and get lots of your questions answered.

To round off the taster session, there will be a chance for you to find out more about being a psychology student at the University of Sheffield, as you take part in a Q&A. You will have the chance to talk to some of our current undergraduate students, and a member of our admissions team, who will all be on hand to answer any queries you might have about studying psychology at university.

Please note: This session is a repeat of the one that took place in December 2020.


Time Activity
4:15pm Log in and get comfortable
4:30pm Welcome and introductions to the University
4:35pm "The science of procrastination" masterclass with Dr Fuschia Sirois
5:15pm 'Being a psychology student' – Q&A
5:35pm Closing remarks

We look forward to meeting you. 

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