Press Releases 2014-2015

Professional Praise for Students’ Psychology Research


Llun: (o’r chwith i’r dde) Gwaelod: Myfyrwyr PCYDDS Rebecca Watkins; Aislyn Watts; Katie Sullivan; Rebecca Crabtree; Pen: Myfyriwr Bruce Spence; Dr Paul Hutchings; a’r fyfyrwraig Alecia Cousins.  Hefyd yn mynychu ond ddim yn y llun oedd Emma Fitzgerald a Sophie Collins.Eight University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) Swansea students have won high praise for the quality of their research work during the recent British Psychological Society (BPS) student conference.

The Welsh branch of the BPS held its 43rd Annual Student Conference in Aberystwyth recently. During the event, UWTSD Swansea psychology and counselling students presented their final-year research dissertations to an audience of leading professionals.

Dr Paul Hutchings, Psychology Programme Director at UWTSD Swansea and BPS Committee Member, said: “We are extremely proud of all our students who attended the conference and who were a credit to our course and the University. Their enthusiasm for their research was commented on by many and the professional way in which they conducted themselves throughout the day must be commended. The annual student conference is an important event for promoting the research culture amongst psychology students across Wales and we are very proud that UWTSD Swansea is becoming recognised for its contributions.”

The BPS is the learned and professional body, incorporated by Royal Charter, for psychologists in the United Kingdom.

All UWTSD Swansea psychology courses have the prestigious BPS accreditation. As a result, all students on the joint honours BA and BSc psychology programmes will have the BPS status awarded with their degree, provided the minimum standard is achieved. Students who gain the BPS status will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, the first step to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Note to Editor

  1. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University.
  2. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University.

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