About Us

The Open University Psychological Society (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 and Skills Workshops and an Annual Conference. At a regional level we offer overview days, day conferences and social events. We aim to offer something for everyone, no matter what level you are at. The society is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit, registered charity. It was originally founded in 1974 and we are still going strong 40 years later. Although the main aim 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 and the Annual Conference can provide great networking opportunities. The opportunity to chat over a meal or drink with a member of, for example, a member of the course team, as well as current and past students, provides key motivational support. And all weekends have a full programme of social events that you can attend as you wish. OUPS would like to offer all new DE100 students one year's free membership! This includes discounted entry to events and an electronic quarterly newsletter.