PsyPAG Conference 2019

Welcome to the 34th Annual PsyPag Conference at Sheffield Hallam University.

This year's conference will focus on physical, emotional and mental health and wellbeing.

Acknowledging the significant mental health issues faced by postgraduate students and the isolated rollercoaster ride of the PhD journey, our conference will not only provide the space to shine in a safe academic forum but will focus on the wellbeing of all those attending.

We want to offer an opportunity to come together as a PhD community to take care of our physical, emotional and academic wellbeing. Making connections and reminding ourselves of ways to take care of ourselves is the philosophy of this conference. We are focussed on delivering an event which has the student and their mental and physical health at its heart.

Heavy Metal Therapy


Expell the stress of postgraduate study in our group Heavy Metal Music Therapy session.

CPR Life Savers


Become an everyday hero and learn how to save a life with the Sheffield Hallam University Life Savers.

It's a Knockout


Ready for a laugh? We're talking crazy costumes, huge inflatables, and wacky relay races. Join us for our "It's a Knockout" social.

A selection of the speakers that you can look forward to seeing

We are accepting abstract submissions

We are accepting abstracts for oral presentations, poster presentations, and workshops.

Deadlines for Submission of Abstracts is Friday 31st May

"First of all, the room was literally full and some people were even standing in the back – just to listen my talk. It felt incredible! The questions I got after my talk were also very enthusiastic, engaging, and curious, showing a strong interest in the topic itself, not just on the research process. If you have never presented before, this is a wonderful opportunity to present your work in a friendly environment to an audience who is strongly familiar with your struggles as fellow postgraduate researchers."
Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir
PhD Student at London School of Economics
“PsyPAG isn’t like other conferences – the camaraderie is infectious. These students are enjoying the experience of academia, being open and honest about the real struggle of PhD life, admitting mistakes and missed targets and deadlines to a room of knowing laughs, and taking failure on the chin."
Ella Rhodes
Journalist, The Psychologist Magazine

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