The Open University Psychological Society (OUPS) is the student society for those studying psychology with the OU. We are a volunteer-run, not-for-profit, registered charity (Registered Charity No.: 282744), originally founded in 1974, and still going strong over 40 years later.
OUPS exists to support OU psychology students both academically and socially throughout their studies and also after they graduate. At a national level we run a programme of events which include pre-module Springboard Weekends, mid-module Consolidation Weekends, Revision weekends, Methods Workshops and an Annual Conference. At a regional level we offer overview days, day conferences and social events. Our aim is to offer something for everyone no matter what level you are at.
Although the main purpose of OUPS is to provide an academic resource primarily directed at students of OU undergraduate courses, it's not all work! OUPS weekends are also fun, social occasions designed to provide the social interactions missing from home study. Our Annual Conference can provide great networking opportunities, and the opportunity to chat over a meal or drink with some of the speakers as well as current and past students, provides key motivational support. All our weekends have a full programme of social events that you can attend as you wish.
Welcome to our web site. We hope we can help you on your journey and provide you with the spur you need to continue your studies and beyond.