Discover psychology at ARU

21 June 2019, 09:00 - 15:30
Cambridge campus

Studying psychology at university can open up a wide range of exciting, well-paid careers in many areas.

During our discovery day, we’ll take you through a few of the many disciplines in psychology to help you better understand what professionals can specialise in.

You will start the day with an introduction to the different careers psychology can lead to and the degrees you might choose to reach this goal, giving you an insight to our three different degree courses:

You'll also get a taste of what it's like to be a psychology researcher with a tour of our lab spaces.

Moving on, you will get involved in a full day of interactive sessions covering some of the areas below.

  • Why faces are special
  • Biological basis of introversion/extraversion
  • Can we rely on eyewitness memory?
  • The science of self: how the brain creates 'me'
  • The biology of stress 
  • Psychology and the Holocaust
  • Psychology in the workplace: teamwork
  • Attraction explained: The science of how we form relationships
  • Using touch to persuade consumers to buy products
  • Understanding a condition like obsessive compulsive disorder
  • The importance of play
  • Because we are worth it! On the positive side of advertising

Throughout the day, there will also be opportunities for teachers to engage with CPD sessions, which are separate from the students' sessions. This will give staff a chance to refresh their knowledge on a theme(s).

Please note

This event is suitable for students aged 16+ (Year 12) and for school groups of A-level/BTEC psychology/science subjects. All schools/colleges must provide a staff member who will remain on-site at ARU throughout the day. There is limited parking for minibuses.

If you have any queries about the discovery day, please contact Dr Nicola Gibson. Email

Event Details

21 June 2019, 09:00 - 15:30
Cambridge campus

If you're a school or college and would like to book please email We'll need to know the approximate number of students attending, year group and current subjects being studied.

Lunch is included in this event.

We continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19). So we can best protect the health and wellbeing of all members of the community we are suspending many public-facing events on campus until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.