Welcome to the homepage for the 2018 Stirling Conference on Psychology (SCOP). The conference will take place on Wednesday 4th April at the University of Stirling, from 9 am – 6 pm.

The conference is a student organised event, intended to showcase research being conducted within the University of Stirling’s Psychology department by final year undergraduates.  In addition, postgraduate students are also invited to present current work and findings.

Information on the keynote event/speakers will be available soon.

For the full programme, please download the file here.


This conference will provide an opportunity to present recent work regarding any area of psychology. In particular, fourth-year students at the University of Stirling are encouraged to present their work.


As part of the PSYU9Y8 module, all fourth-year honours students are required to present either a poster or a talk. Authors will be asked to explain the content of their work and answer any questions the attendee(s) may have. Talks will also be given about placements undertaken by PSYU9A8 students.


Certificates will be awarded to the best presentation, poster and placement presentation in the conference.


Abstract proposal for the presentation should be emailed to the committee and should be no more than 200 words. The deadline for abstract submissions is the 23rd February.

Please click here to complete and submit the abstract form.


30th January meeting 9 am - 11 am, Part of 9A7 Session Lecture.
23rd February Midnight Deadline for Submitting Conference Abstract.
06th March meeting 9 am - 11 am How to Prepare for Your Presentation.
22nd March Midnight Deadline for Submitting the Poster to Print.
04th April 9 am - 6 pm Conference Day

For all schedule details, please download the file provided above.

9.00 - 9.15 Introductions in Each Room

9.15 - 10.30 Posters 1 Presentations 2 Placement Talks 1 Placement Talks 2 Placement Talks 3  
10.30 - 10.45 Break - Refreshments Provided

10.45 - 12.00 Posters 2 Presentatons 2 Placement Talks 4 Placement Talks 5 Placement Talks 6  
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 14.15 Posters 3 Presentations 3   Placement Talks 7 Placement Talks 8  
14.15 - 14.30 Break - Refreshments Provided

14.30 - 15.45 Posters 4 Presentations 4   Placement Talks 9 Placement Talks 10  
15.45 - 16.15 Break

16.15 - 17.15   Keynote Debate
17.15 - 17.30 Awards
17.30 - 17.45 Closing Remarks
17.45 Onwards Refreshments



Final year! Final year?

This year there will be no lecture, but instead, there will be a discussion. On what you'd ask?

With an expert panel of educators in Psychology, we will aim to explore how our education has shaped us.

Questions such as: What does psychology means to you now, that you studied it for four years? What was your favourite subject and why?

What would you like to have more if you could start again? Do you feel you become equal to your teachers? will be asked. And more!

Our educators (Eoin O'Sullivan, Christine Caldwell, Peter Hancock and Roger Watt) and our peers will be there to cheerfully reflect on the past four years and we ask all students and staff to come and join the discussion!

If you feel like you have a question to ask, but would rather do it anonymously, please email us in!

The committee will consist of the following individuals; to talk to any of the members please email

Amy Hanson
Andrew Ferguson
Ivana Navratilova
Victoria Danskine
Zsuzsa Lugosi




Previous SCOP Presenters;


Prof Peter Uhlhaas 2017 Understanding Schizophrenia as a Disorder of Neural Dynamics and Cognition: From Phenomenology to Neural Circuits. N/A 
Dr Alex McIntyre 2016 The application of psychology to solve the problem of facial identification. N/A


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