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Cambridge (COUPS)

Cambridge (COUPS)

Welcome to the Cambridge region home page of the Open University Psychological Society.

We run events for OUPS members in Cambridge and the surrounding area. But of course everyone is welcome to attend no matter where they live. We aim to provide opportunities for OUPS members to broaden their experience of psychological topics and to mix with OUPS members and others with interest in psychology. OUPS Cambridge is run by volunteers who are current or former OU psychology students. If you would like to volunteer to support our events, please do get in touch on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

At COUPS we try and offer a range of different events to suit everyone, whatever stage you are at in your studies. In the last year we have run module overview days, methods days, pub socials and a day conference on PTSD.

This year our day conference is on 8 th June and the topic is Learning Difficulties, looking at topics such as Dyslexia, Working memory, ADHD and Autism. The conference will be of interest to students, teachers, academics and professionals working in the field. You can find out more about the conference and book to come to this event on this website.

We have lots of other things planned for you this year including a Methods Day to help you move from level 2 to level 3 and a Well-being Day Workshop, as well as module overview days at the start of the academic year. We will be posting more information on these shortly.

We hope to see you soon at a COUPS event!

OUPS Cambridge Committee:

Alan Pechey (Chair)
Dr Alan Pechey is an experienced OU tutor and a former OUPS Chair.

Rebecca Denness (Secretary)

Susan Goodwin (Treasurer)

Lorna Rouse (Advisor and Former COUPS Chair)

Denise Ward (Committee member and former LOUPS Chair and OUPS committee member)

We can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Programmes, articles and links relating to previous events

Learning Disabilities Research: Past, Present and Future, 24th November 2012

Programme and related articles and links from our first Autumn conference

COUPS_2012 program_22_11.pdf

Programme from our first OUPS Cambridge conference Learning Disability Research: Past, Present and Future on the 24th November 2012.


Prader-Willi Syndrome: A journey from clinical observation to research explanation. Interview with Professor Tony Holland who chaired and spoke at the conference. Professor Holland leads the Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group in Cambridge.


Face Perception in Autism Interview with Dr Owen Churches


Interview with Carys Banks


Autism and Decision Making Interview with Dr Lydia Luke








Contact us

If you would like to contact us for more information about our events or to suggest future events, please email us as at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To be notified of COUPS events please join the OUPS mailing list and select Cambridge OUPS.


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