On Thursday 22nd November, Years 12 and 13 students from ten local schools will be attending a Psychology Conference at The Marches School from 9.00 am – 13.30 pm.

Over 200 students from The Marches, Sir John Talbot’s School, Llanfyllin High School, Ellesmere College, Moreton Hall, Oswestry School, Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, Welshpool High School, Shrewsbury High School and Adcote will be attending along with representatives from Aberystwyth University, Wrexham Glyndwr University, the University of Wolverhampton, Liverpool Hope University, Bangor University and the University of Chester who will be delivering a wide range of psychology lectures and presentations.

With A Level exams and university applications fast approaching the conference will provide well-timed and thought-provoking revision for Year 13 whilst allowing Year 12 to not only further their psychology subject knowledge, but to find out more about the many excellent universities locally and gain an idea of what direction they would like to head towards when they have completed their A Level studies.

Lectures will cover: Lying as a social phenomenon, eating disorders, introversion and extroversion, the psychology of humour, managing our on line identity and the ethics surrounding neurodevelopmental disorders.

Dr Julie Leoni, Psychology Teacher at The Marches School commented, “This is our third psychology conference and it is growing all the time.  We could not be more excited for the conference which is taking place at the Marches School. We are lucky to have a superb centre for psychology at the school with tremendous training facilities and it is a pleasure to bring together staff and students from local schools to develop their knowledge of psychology. We want to develop a community of psychology professionals and enthusiasts as we believe that psychology is not only an A Level subject, but a tool which can help us all develop our relationships, our mental health and our potential as human beings and nothing can be more important than that”.