Department of Psychology

Demonstrations and Activities

Students take part in one of our experience days

Students take part in one of our experience days

The Department of Psychology runs a range of public activities and events that aim to unlock people’s enthusiasm for thinking critically about how their minds work and what governs their choices, experiences, and behaviour. Groups we work with include school children, teachers, charities, and children or adults with specific developmental or mental health difficulties. Please contact the Outreach Team on for further information.

We always welcome suggestions for more activities and events which are of interest to people in our community. If you would like to develop an activity in conjunction with us please contact the Outreach Team on

Some of our previous activities have been:

Activities for the General Public

  • Bath Taps into Science: This is an annual science fair hosted by the University of Bath, members of the psychology department have been involved in the Bath Taps into Science Festival for a number of years.
  • Public Talks: Members of the department often take part in organised talks across Bath and the wider area, in the past this has included, Pint of Science, Science in the Pub, Sceptics and many others.
  • Public Engagement: We are always interested to work with the public, either to give talks or for active involvement in our work. If you’d like to have a chat to us please email

Activities for Schools

  • Widening Participation: The department has worked alongside the widening participation team to develop psychology activities for school age children.
  • School Visits: The department has worked directly with schools to arrange visits to the department or for members of the department to visit schools.