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Outreach activities with sixth-form colleges

Psychology is a challenging but popular subject for A-level and International Baccalaureat students. While we approach it as a science, it blends in well also with humanities and arts subjects.

Sixth Form visits and College Link Project

Students looking to degree and career options ranging from market research to medicine will have a natural interest in Psychology, even if they have not studied it at A-level. Every year some of our academics and researchers are invited to local schools and sixth form colleges. Sometimes this is as part of a special event, such as Totton College's Psychology Day or Richard Taunton's Founders Day. We have proved so popular with students at Southampton's King Edward VI School that we have been visiting every year since 2007.

Alternatively, we offer A-level students the opportunity to attend one of our College Link Days at the University. Students can:

This programme of activities has been running for a number of years and students have found it very useful and enjoyable.

We run a number of College Link Days in June each year, but if you would like to request to visit us at another time, please get in touch.


If you are a teacher or careers adviser and would like more details about the College Link Project, or discuss a possible visit, please contact us at

If you are interested in hearing more about the Schools Research Partnership Scheme, please contact Dr Hazel Blythe.


One of our outreach presentations
One of our outreach presentations

Schools Research Partnership Scheme

How younger volunteers can help in our research

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Thank you for an excellent day. The students took away so much from it and it has helped them decide whether they want to go to your university and whether they want to study psychology or not. We felt looked after from start to finish and students that are still undecided about what to study at university have a clearer idea about psychology since you have emphasised the relevant transferable skills they gain from a psychology degree.

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