The University of Westminster’s Department of Psychology hosted a morning of events for school pupils to help them engage with Psychology on Wednesday 24 May on Cavendish Campus.

Westminster Psychology lecturers organised a Psychology taster session offering students from secondary London girls’ school, Hornsey School for Girls, a series of events and workshops allowing them to learn more about the world of Psychology.

The event was also attended by Hornsey School teachers as well as representatives from two leading career organisations, The Edge Foundation and Education and Employers, sharing key values with the University of Westminster aiming to offer education to all and allow students to achieve their potential.

The session included presentations delivered by Westminster Psychology lecturers such as Dr Haiko Ballieux, Dr Jay-Marie Mackenzie and Dr Catherine Loveday, in which they shared their individual experiences and talked about their research in the world of Psychology.

A Human Library, psychology experiments and a Q&A session were also presented to students in order to make them discover some key topics and areas of Psychology such as Body image and memory.

Professor Damien Ridge, Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Westminster, said about the event: “It was great to see the pupil’s come alive as the participated in interactive events led by our wonderful teaching staff, who demonstrated things like the ‘Rubber Hand Illusion’ or the way that ordinary speech is actually a musical achievement. They asked lots of great questions, and we hope this will become an annual event involving more schools and more engagement with the University.”

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