News & Events

Monthly L.I.V.E. (Live Interactive Virtual Event) Lunchtime Seminar Series!

Grab a sandwich (or whatever) and spend your lunch break learning more about various positive psychology topics, free and from the comfort of wherever you want to be (that has a wifi connection)! We invite experts in the field to speak about their areas of expertise and the newest research and applications of these exciting areas of positive psychology. Bring your curiosity, questions and microphones/chat box typing fingers!

L.I.V.E.s are typically held via Zoom. We will aim to record the sessions and post for later viewing if you cannot ‘attend’ live. Recordings from previous L.I.V.E.s can be found on the gallery page.

Wed 24th November 2021, 1-2pm (UK Time (GMT))
Update on current CPP activity and n outline of L.I.V.E. sessions coming up over the months ahead
Dr Matthew Smith
Join the session here (no need to register).

6th Annual Applied Positive Psychology Symposium –

Postponed Date & Call for Proposals Extended

COVID-19 Update: Due to the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Symposium date has been postponed. We are currently planning to hold this on 16th July 2022 as this will be our 10 year anniversary of the MAPP (our MAPPiversary!). In the meantime, if you would still like to propose something to present, given the uncertain nature of the situation we find ourselves in, the deadline for proposal submissions has been extended indefinitely for now; so please feel free to submit proposals and we will be in touch.

When:  SAVE THE DATE – Saturday 16th July 2022, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Where:  Bucks New University – campus TBC (High Wycombe, Aylesbury, Missenden Abbey) – there may be some hybrid components (TBD)

View the last year’s Programme (PDF) to get an idea of the potential format and style of the day

Want to present something?

Please fill out our Presentation Proposal form (no deadline currently). See more information on our Symposium page.

Want to attend?

Registration is not yet open  – check back for more information.

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 6th 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 and now Ireland as well 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) course.

Bucks Psychologist Newsletter – Autumn/Winter 2019 (Issue 05)

The latest issue (05 – Autumn/Winter 2019) of our Bucks Psychologist Psychology department newsletter  is now available, and includes some news from our MAPP staff and students as well as more general departmental news.