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Annual Conference - Violence

5th-7th May 2023, Warwick University
Last date for bookings
Friday, 28 April 2023

Every year OUPS holds an applied psychology conference, inviting top psychologists to talk on a specific area of psychology to give delegates the opportunity to hear experts in the field present up to date research on a specific area of psychology and to provide a forum for informed discussion.

Special deal Special deal for OUPS Members !!

We recently changed our contracting arrangements with Warwick and so do not need to hold as much money in reserve as we were obliged to in the past. This has freed up almost £100,000 that we can now give back to our members.

To do this, OUPS will pay £75 towards the cost of each member attending, so the cost of the events to members will be £250. We will also maintain the previous rate for non-members (£345) rather than increasing this to include Warwick's annual increases.

If you are not currently a member but would like to be, just add membership to your basket before checking out and you will get the full discount.

We hope this will help as many students as possible to come along ! 


Our 2023 conference will consider the topic of Violence. We are currently confirming speakers and further information will appear below in due course.


To be confirmed
The draft timetable for this event is: 
Friday 5th May 2023
15.00-18.00 Check-in (Radcliffe Reception)
18.00-19.30 Dinner (Radcliffe Restaurant)
19.30-19.45 Introduction talk (Space …)
19.45-21.15 Frederick Toates (Open University) “Introduction”
21.30            Meet & drinks party (Radcliffe Bar & Lounge)
Saturday 6th May 2023
07.30-09.00 Breakfast (Radcliffe Restaurant)
09.00-10.30 Speaker 1
10.30-11.00 Coffee break (Radcliffe Lounge)
11.00-12.30 Speaker 2
12.30-14.00 Lunch (Radcliffe Restaurant)
14.00-15.30 Speaker 3
15.30-16.00 Coffee break (Radcliffe Lounge)
16.00-17.30 Speaker 4
18.30-20.00 Dinner (Radcliffe Restaurant)
20.00            Fred’s Quiz (Radcliffe Bar & Lounge)
Sunday 7th May 2023
07.30-09.00 Breakfast (Radcliffe Restaurant)
09.00-10.30 Speaker 5
10.30-11.00 Coffee break (Radcliffe Lounge)
11.00-12.30 Speaker 6
12.30-13.30 Lunch (Radcliffe Restaurant)
13.30-15.00 Speaker 7
15.00            Conference ends.
Refunds and COVID (updated 20th July 2022)

The current covid-19 pandemic is a highly unusual and stressful situation, but hopefully we are seeing things returning to normal. We are continually assessing our situation in the light of the official advice, and we want to make our position clear to any of you who are anxious about an existing booking or who are thinking of making a booking on one of our forthcoming events.

If we can get your money back, you can get your money back ...

The primary goal of OUPS is to support as many students as possible, not to make a profit, but as a registered charity we are also obliged to ensure that we manage our funds responsibly. Consequently, our refund policy is to issue refunds for cancellations whenever we are able to recover money from our suppliers. However, if you need to cancel after our cancellation deadline with Warwick has passed, we will have paid for your place and will not be able to reclaim the money to refund you.

Our Terms & Conditions detail our standard cancellation deadlines and fees, and these currently apply because there are no government COVID restrictions at this time. If this changes (e.g. if there was a lockdown that prevented a weekend taking place) then we would expect to be able to recover payments and hence to issue full refunds for all bookings.


What to expect

The lectures are conducted in management conference seminar rooms within the University campus, and you will have been provided with a timetable of talks and lecture notes before you arrive.

You can choose how you spend your time. If you book the residential package then you will have a very comfortable ensuite room in management conference facilities complete with bedding, towels, a hairdryer, coffee-making facilities and desk. Wifi is also included. The training centre has a small exercise room within the building and you also have complimentary access to the  gym and pool on campus, so if you do want to relax then there is the option to do so.

The cost is inclusive of all meals, including Friday night and Saturday night dinner. There are no extra costs involved (except for drinks at the bar!). As well as your room and all meals this includes refreshments at break times, extensive handouts which are only available to attendees, revision of key course material, advice on revision techniques and assessments, welcome drink on Friday night. Non-residential places are available for a reduction, and the same breakfast, lunch, dinner and all tea/coffee/snack breaks during the day are still included.

The welcome drinks and psychology book stall are both excellent places to meet other students. All students and staff wear name badges, so it is easy to find somebody to help if you have any questions. You can enjoy your meals with a group of students in the comfortable dining room. The food is fresh, healthy buffet style catering, and there is something to entice everyone.

Finally, whilst most students leave exhausted from the learning and socialising, they comment that it is such a worthwhile weekend, and we see many of them each year as they progress their studies!


The weekend takes place at Radcliffe Conference and Training Centre, University of Warwick. Both accommodation and lectures are located in the same building unless you have been informed otherwise.

Warwick is an award winning conference venue with excellent facilities. Access to the sports facilities, including the swimming pool, are included in the price. The university's central location with excellent transport links makes it easily accessible from all over the UK and Europe. There is ample free car parking.


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Travel and directions

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