A-level Psychology students studying at Hugh Baird College’s South Sefton Campus are in celebratory mood after beating off stiff competition from 27 other schools and colleges to be named top in a project-based psychology competition run by Royal Holloway University of London.
The question given to students participating in the competition was 'How can Psychology improve the world for future generations?'. The group had to create a 3-minute video and a poster to answer the question.
The group decided to focus their project and research on the psychological theory behind the various stages that lead to social change. In order to make their project relevant and hard hitting, the group applied their research and theory to the issue of plastic polluting our oceans.
In order to secure top prize, Krystal Ford-Murray, Olivia Chadwick and Anna Gaskell created a video that explained what social change is and how it has helped to drastically change society’s awareness of the plastic pollution problem threatening the Earth’s oceans and sea life.
Olivia Chadwick from Litherland spoke about her experience:
“The competition gave us a great chance to gain some new experience in managing a project. I feel this will have really helped us to prepare for university. Being able to take part in a national competition was such a wonderful experience, but to win was an achievement that we are all really proud of.”
Hugh Baird College Psychology lecturer, Lisa Randall, added:
“We are all incredibly proud of the group, they have worked hard to achieve amazing results throughout their time with us and we wish them the best of luck in their university journeys. We are confident that they’re destined to be great achievers.”