Psychology PhD students present at UoC Research Conference

Posted on 16th February 2017

Several Psychology PhD students presented the University of Chester’s Faculty of Social Science Annual Postgraduate Conference held on the 7th of February 2017.

The diverse range of topics presented included adolescent’s support to victims of bullying, interventions for increasing physical activity, art appreciation, social networks in chimpanzees and support mechanisms for cancer caregivers.

The day allowed all the speakers to disseminate their research, network with attendees and develop their presenting skills and experience.

Will Kent, one of the Psychology PhD students who spoke at the conference, had this to say “After completing my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Chester in 2015, the jump to PhD level was a challenge, however the department’s support with this has really helped. Being able to present at the conference is helping me to develop my presenting skills, and is great preparation for when I present my research at national and international conferences.”

Similarly, Jayne Joy noted “After completing my Masters degree at Chester University I had no doubts on where I would want to further my academic career, so here I am attempting my PhD! The people who work in the psychology department, and my peers are all incredibly supportive, fostering a great research community and ensuring postgraduate study is far from an isolating experience.”

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