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Aston’s festival of science

23 February 2007 – for immediate release

Aston University will be hosting a free ‘festival of science’, comprising of a series of stimulating lectures for sixth formers as well as a chance to view what the Psychology department has to offer to prospective students.

The double Psychology event, on Wednesday 28 February, will consist of an enlightening Psychology Sixth Form Conference as well as the Psychology department being open to all to view.

The event will run from 1.15pm to 3.45pm, with members of Aston’s School of Life & Health Science’s (LHS) Psychology group providing lectures. Students can enjoy talks on topics such as ‘Faces, Emotion and the Brain’, ‘Capturing movement in the real world’ and ‘Memory for Emotional Faces.’

‘It is such a great opportunity for us to showcase the facilities and expertise that we have here in LHS to potential undergraduates,’ said Dr Carl Senior, Psychology Admissions Tutor, who will be introducing the conference.

Organised tours will enable pupils and their families to experience the School’s driving stimulator, eye tracking and transcranial magnetic stimulation laboratories.

Last year’s Sixth Form Conference attracted almost 400 students, so booking is essential as places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The event has been organised as part of the University’s continuing drive to support the public understanding of Science.

For further details call 0121 204 4781 or email aimhigher@aston.ac.uk. Student’s wishing to attend the event must pre-book.

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For further press information please contact Sally Hoban on 0121 204 4552 or Hannah Brookes on 0121 204 4549.

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Press release written by Helen Eden.

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