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Good Luck to our MAPP Alumni/Staff Presenting at ICCP2019!

A number of our MAPP Students and Graduates are going to be attending and presenting (posters and oral presentations) at this coaching conference 10-11 October 2019 in London, and our very own Dr Ceri Sims will be giving the keynote speech on the 2nd day. Bucks MAPP graduates Lee Newitt, Urszula Wolski and Jane Dennis will be giving talks. For more information about the conference, please visit: https://bit.ly/2TiDKFd  Click to download the Provisional Programme (PDF).

Poster advertising the 9th International Congress of Coaching Psychology 2019 10-11 October 2019 in London

Post-Symposium 2019 – Recordings, Slides, Images, Proceedings – (Mostly) Now Available!

18th July 2019

The 2019 5th Annual Applied Positive Psychology Symposium was a resounding success, with the largest number of delegates and presenters in attendance since the symposia began 5 years ago, and for the first time ever, parallel sessions. We had a variety of types of presentation on show – talks, posters, flash presentations, video presentations, and workshops. This year saw the involvement of former and current students from not only the UK MAPP Programmes, but newer contributors from UC Cork in Ireland, the University of Buckingham, and Goldsmiths London as well as a number of PP organisations/small businesses. A full, but fascinating day. We would like to thank all of our contributors and delegates for taking part in the day and helping it be the great event that it was.

This was the first year that recordings were done, and unfortunately some of the sound quality is not as good as we would have hoped. This is something that we will be endeavouring to improve next year. However, given the parallel sessions, we wanted to offer people the opportunity to hear talks they may have missed and to offer greater involvement to the public, who may not have had the chance to attend on the day. You’ll be able to find these recordings (etc) on our new Gallery page.

The Proceedings publication of papers from the day is nearing completion and will be uploaded to our Publications & Research page in due course.


Bucks Psychologist Newsletter – Spring/Summer 2019

View the latest news from the Psychology department at Bucks New University – this includes news from the wider department but several stories concern the MAPP in particular.


5th Annual Applied Positive Psychology Symposium

When:  Saturday, 1st June 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Where:  Bucks New University, High Wycombe campus

Price: £10/ticket, lunch & refreshments provided

View the Programme (PDF)*

*Please note we have had a record number of submissions to present this year, and therefore will be running two parallel sessions throughout the day, so that you can choose to attend whichever presentations you are most interested in at any given time.

Want to attend?

To register to attend, please visit the Bucks e-Store.

Already registered or presenting?

See more information on the Symposium page.

About the Symposium

Positive psychology (PP) is a dynamic and fast-growing area that explores leading-edge ideas in the study of wellbeing and optimal human functioning for individuals, groups, communities and organisations – ‘the science of what makes life worth living’. Applied Positive Psychology seeks to turn science into positive action for individuals and the community at large.

The annual UK Applied Positive Psychology Symposium – now in its 5th year and growing steadily every time – brings together students and staff of MAPP (MSc Applied Positive Psychology) and other Positive Psychology courses across the UK to share their latest research and applications in this exciting field. Speakers will be students or graduates from the MSc Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) programmes at Bucks New University, Anglia Ruskin University, University of East London, and related courses at the University of Northampton and University College Cork. There are new PP courses and programmes appearing all the time in this growing field, and anyone interested, from any university, profession or discipline, is welcome to attend.

The event will be an opportunity to network with and learn from practitioners, students, and researchers engaged in up-and-coming research and application within the field of positive psychology within the UK.

Who should attend

Anyone with an interest in positive psychology research and applications – all welcome! Others for whom this would be particularly relevant: postgraduate and undergraduate psychology students; clinical practitioners; carers; teachers; coaches. The symposium will be of particular interest to anyone with curiosity about or intention to study on the MSc Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP).