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ATP International Psychology Teachers' Conference 2019

The ATP Annual Conference: For the Teacher, by the teacher

Friday 5th July - Saturday 6th July 2019 at University of Leicester

This two-day conference offers exceptional value for money with an all-inclusive rate of just £250.

This includes two full days of conference, B&B, all meals, wine reception, gala dinner and entertainment, a choice of 49 breakout events, including workshops run by awarding bodies, three internationally renowned keynote speakers and an exhibition featuring key publishers, awarding bodies and more. Plus, the chance to network, get invaluable resources and ideas to support your teaching as well as a chance to unwind and get inspired for the new academic year. It is also in the home of the British Psychological Society!

Speakers - more to follow!

Dr Robert Nash, Aston University - When feedback is forgotten
Rob will be speaking about his research into how well students retain the feedback we give them on their work, a full abstract can be found here and you can see his bio at the bottom of the page.

The ATP Fringe - Thursday 4th July

We are very excited to announce the ATP Fringe event. We were asked to organise this by delegates who were rather disappointed that we were going down to two condensed days. The Fringe event will take place on the Thursday night before conference begins. This is the day the committee traditionally gets together to set everything up for you.

So, if you are arriving on the Thursday (you can book Thursday night accommodation through the booking link below) here's the plan:

We will be getting a take away dinner to eat in the accommodation kitchens. You are welcome to get your own and eat with us or pitch in and we'll order food together. We'll do this about 6.30-7.00pm. At 8.00pm we'll go down to the bar, where you'll be treated to one of our famous (infamous?) ATP quizzes with prizes of course, followed at 9pm by the absolute legend that is Phil Banyard who will be our Psychologist in the Pub.

So, how much will this all cost? Apart from paying for your food and any drinks you want from the bar, ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Just let us know if you'll be joining us. You are welcome to join in whatever time you arrive.

Book early to avoid disappointment as Thursday night spaces are limited.
(only available in addition to the whole conference package)

Membership Information

In order to keep conference costs low for you, delegates are required to be members. The non-member fee provides temporary ‘membership’ status for the duration of the conference but without the advantage of receiving ATP Today magazine three times a year and/or other benefits. To sign up to be a member (and save on the conference fee), simply go to the ATP Membership page to pay via PayPal or standing order.

Registration fees can be found on the booking page. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 227771.


Friday 5th July 2019

Please note this is a draft programme and subject to change

09:00Registration & refreshments
10:00Conference opens
10:30Keynote One
11:30Breakout One (choice of 7 workshops)
12:30Lunch & exhibition
13:30Breakout Two (choice of 7 workshops)
14:30Breakout Three (choice of 7 workshops)
15:30Refreshment break
16:00Breakout Four (choice of 7 workshops)
18:45Getting to know you
19:15Wine reception
20:00Gala dinner & entertainment

Saturday 6th July 2019

Please note this is a draft programme and subject to change

07:55Morning meditation/mindfulness
09:00Breakout Five (choice of 7 workshops)
10:00Refreshment break
10:30Keynote Two
12:00Lunch break
13:00Breakout Six (choice of 7 workshops)
14:00Breakout Seven (choice of 7 workshops)
15:00Refreshment break
15:30Keynote Three
17:00Conference closes

Speakers and Facilitators


Dr Robert Nash

Dr Robert Nash is a Senior Lecturer, and Director of Undergraduate Learning and Teaching, in the Department of Psychology at Aston University, Birmingham. He completed his bachelors degree and PhD in Psychology at the University of Warwick, before holding positions at Lancaster University and the University of Surrey, and moving to Aston in 2015.
Broadly, Rob studies human memory and cognition. In particularly interested in people's memory for past events and their own experiences (i.e., episodic and autobiographical memory), with a main focus on the factors that can shape, bias, or distort what we remember and believe about the past.
Rob uses his research as a tool for understanding and solving real-world issues and problems in several domains. For example in the domain of legal psychology, he has published work on police interviewing techniques and eyewitness memory; in educational psychology, he explores the social and cognitive processes involved in receiving and remembering feedback.
Rob's research has been funded by various national and international organisations, most recently the Assessments & Qualifications Alliance, and the Leverhulme Trust. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a governing board member of the 'Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition', and is on the editorial board of the peer-review journal Psychology, Crime & Law.