Social events

We have a bunch of exciting and fun events planned for our #PsyPAG2019 conference. In line with our ethos this year focussing on postgraduates’ physical and mental wellbeing, we want to make sure to offer plenty of space to relax and unwind. 

Skeptics on Campus: Psychology of Magic (Dr Gustav Kuhn)

Our kickstart event on Tuesday 23rd July will be a “Skeptics in the pub”-style talk by Dr Gustav Kuhn. Gustav is a Reader in Psychology at Goldsmiths University of London and president of the Science of Magic Association. He will talk about how researching magic can help us unravel psychological processes involved when we observe magic tricks. Prepare to be amazed!
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It’s a PsyPAG knockout

We will end our first full conference day on Wednesday 24rd July with an evening full of fun games outside on our wonderful green campus! Yes, there will be sumo suits, so get ready for some giggles! We also have many more games and mini-challenges prepared. There might also be some facepainting involved…

Heavy Metal Therapy

Mid-way through our conference during our lunch session on Thursday 25th July, we will use the power of heavy metal music to get energized or let off some steam. We will find out how lyrics and heavy metal music can help in improving mental wellbeing. 

Find out more about Heavy Metal Therapy here and follow them on Twitter.

CPR training (University of Life Savers)

Throughout our conference, there will be sessions run by Sheffield Hallam University of Live Savers to train you in CPR. We will not just take care of our own wellbeing but make sure that we are all equipped to help in risky situations – you might just become an actual Life Saver yourself!

Conference dinner at Sheffield City Hall

On Thursday 25th July it’s time to dress up and put on your dancing shoes! We will celebrate our presentations, new insights, and new friendships with other postgraduate psychology students with a fantastic three-course dinner,  free wine (non-alcoholic options available, of course), prizes and photo booths! Don’t miss our biggest event at this spectacular location in the middle of Sheffield’s city centre (there is a light-up dancefloor!). Plus ones are welcome!