A- A A+

DE200 Online Revision Day

21st May 2022 - LOUPS Online Room
Last date for bookings
Saturday, 21 May 2022

DE200 Online Revision Day

For students finishing DE200 in June 2022.

OUPS have been running revision weekends to help students with their exams for over 40 years, so we know from experience exactly what students want and need in order to give them the knowledge and skills, as well as the confidence, to improve their exam grades.

Unfortunately under the current circumstances we are unable to offer our usual residential weekend event and so the London and South branch are instead providing this revision day to aid revision and exam technique and improve students' chances of increasing their final grade.

Please note that we are restricted to 150 attendees, but if needed we will operate a waiting list and re-allocate cancellations.

What does the day offer?

We are offering eight talks in total covering revision of course materials, key issues and themes, and advice on revision techniques and how to tackle the exam.

The day runs from 9am to 6pm with plenty of breaks ! A full timetable can be found further down this page.

The LOUPS DE200 Revision Day offers you extensive coverage of everything you need to prepare you for your exam, revising key course material and advising on study skills such as revision planning and exam techniques, including how to approach exam questions. It will also help you to see how the course fits together and how some of the chapters link together, allowing you to construct informed and intelligent answers to the exam questions. The sessions should give you the confidence and the motivation to take on your own revision and go into the exam room well prepared.

Many students have said that attending our weekend in past years improved their exam grade, and we hope that this day will help you do the same.

Please also see our Online Event FAQ for more information.

Membership discount

OUPS members receive a 20% discount on this event.

How to join the event

You can buy this event just like any other OUPS event.

  • We will then send you several reminder emails as the event approaches, each containing a personalised link. You can click on any of these to join the event.
  • Once you have bought this event, you can also find your link to join the session right here, along with any event materials. You will just need to log into the website and come back to this page shortly before the event.

Event-specific material (accessible if you are logged in and authorised)

Please note that a fee will be applied if you download materials and subsequently cancel your booking (see our Terms & Conditions).

  • DE200 GKE Presentation 1 - handout 2022.pdf
  • DE200 GKE Presentation 2 - handout 2022.pdf
  • DE200 GKE Presentation 3 - handout 2022.pdf
  • DE200 toates integrative themes model (2023).pdf
  • 1 MMcN DE200 Exam Intro and Social Influence Online OUPS May 2022 HANDOUT.pdf
  • 2 MMcN DE200 Lifespan Development Online OUPS May 2022 HANDOUT.pdf
  • 3 MMcN DE200 Good Essay Writing Online OUPS May 2022 HANDOUT.pdf


We have an excellent team of experienced and motivated tutors on this course. The team includes three tutors, as feedback from past students has underlined the value of having a range of specialised knowledge and advice and offering you a range of complementary styles of tutoring to keep you focused. Our tutors are all highly experienced DE200 tutors, who have presented on the DE200 weekend event since DE200 was first introduced.

  • Monika McNeill


    Dr Monika McNeill is a lecturer in Psychology with over 20 years of experience; currently based at Glasgow Caledonian University, where she is a Deputy Programme Leader, module leader and a popular lecturer in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology. Her research interests are face and emotion identification, and new media use. Monika has also worked at The Open University as an Associate Lecturer in Psychology for over 14 years and is a regular tutor at weekend revision courses for OUPS.

    She also supervises projects at the BSc, MSc, and DPsych levels, as well as contributing to a number of modules, e.g. Forensic Psychology, Research Methods, etc. Dr McNeill has nine years of experience working as an applied psychologist, providing interventions and developing psychological programmes for young adults and children with Asperger Syndrome.

  • Frederick Toates


    Professor Frederick Toates is Emeritus Professor of Biological Psychology at the Open University, where he has over 41 years experience of teaching and tutoring. An author on DE100 as well as many OU other courses, including SDK100, DE200 and SDK228, his book  Biological Psychology (3rd edition, Pearson Education, Harlow) forms a popular and recommended text in a number of universities throughout the world. He has also had a book on B.F. Skinner published.  Fred has taught undergraduate classes not only in the UK but also in the Netherlands, Moldova, Romania, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and the USA. Many of you will know Professor Toates from his involvement in the student forums, where he often provides very helpful and timely explanations in response to students' queries.


  • Graham Edgar


    Professor Graham Edgar has been a tutor with the OU for many years, and is both a current DE200 tutor and a regular contributor to OUPS weekends. He was an author of the Perception & Attention chapter in DSE212 and is co-author of the Chapter ‘Paying attention’ in DE100. He is Professor of Psychology at the University of Gloucestershire, where he works in the general area of cognitive psychology, with particular interests in the areas of perception and situation awareness (SA). Current research includes studies of driver behaviour, decision-making in firefighters, and the development of techniques for measuring SA - including measuring brain activity using electroencephalography (EEG). Graham has spent a substantial amount of time applying psychology in the ‘real world.’



The day will be presented in two sessions: Morning from 9am to 1pm and Afternoon from 2pm to 6pm, with an hour-long break for lunch in-between. 

The timetable for this event is as follows:

Morning session
0900-0945   Introduction to DE200 exam and Social Influence (Dr. Monika McNeill)
0945-1000   15-min break
1000-1045   Prejudice and Attitudes (Dr. Monika McNeill)
1045-1115   30-min break
1115-1200   Gender and lifespan development (Dr. Monika McNeill)
1200-1215   15-min break
1215-1300   Music, cognition, social relationships and moral development (Prof. Graham Edgar)  
1300-1400   Lunch break
Afternoon session
1400-1445   From biology to cognition (Prof. Graham Edgar)
1445-1500   15-min break
1500-1545   Biology and learning (Prof. Graham Edgar)
1545-1615   30-min break
1615-1700   Integrative themes (Part 1) (Prof. Frederick Toates)
1700-1715   15-min break
1715-1800   Integrative themes (Part 2) (Prof. Frederick Toates)

Printed material

Please note that this is a paperless event.

To be more environmentally friendly and to help manage our prices we will make electronic copies of any relevant handouts available to all registered attendees, either in advance so that those who need printed versions have plenty of time to organise these, or shortly after the event if the tutor has decided that this is more appropriate for their lecture. These are for attendees' personal use and may not be shared.

We'd like to thank our tutors for working to ensure that their presentations do not contain material to which they do not have copyright and for making them available in this way. And in advance, we'd like to thank all of you who support us in actively contributing toward a paperless environment and saving a few trees along the way !

Feedback from our previous DE200 residential weekend

"Excellent! Enthusiastic lecturers who deepened my understanding of the course and helped me to focus on the exam."

"Very good, interesting, engaging, made me realise I knew more than I thought I did! Would definitely attend a revision weekend for future course. It has set me up to start revising with more confidence."

"I was impressed with the quality of the teaching, with how each lecturer knew their subject in such depth yet could keep it simple".

"Really helpful. Good overview of chapters and approaches to take. Very supportive lecturers, able to convey a good balance re hard work and fun and importantly their enthusiasm for their topics."

"Fantastic . So happy I did it!"

"Sadly this will be my last Warwick Revision Weekend as I graduate this year. Over the last 3 years I have found them to be indispensable and credit them with helping me achieve great grades. Thank you. I will miss being part of it."

Scrolling through social media psychology pages I came across the OUPS DE200 Revision weekend information, and skeptically clicked the link. After reading some previous reviews and the information about the event, I decided to go for it, it turned out to be one of the best decision I have made since starting my psychology journey.

"The lecturers were incredibly prepared, and spoke with such passion and enthusiasm that I am now confident in tackling this exam. Over and above delivering such inspiring material, they were approachable and fascinating to speak to.

I am and I will forever be grateful for everyone involved in organizing and executing this event, and I cannot wait for the next one!!
So for anyone out there that is contemplating attending one of these amazing events, just do it, seriously, they make it so easy at every stage from registration to payment to attendance.

I cannot possibly recommend it highly enough, seriously. You will not regret it! "

Search OUPS