Student receives runner-up award for ‘Best Oral Presentation’ at the British Psychological Society Welsh Branch Student conference

Angharad Jones, a student from the College of Human & Health Sciences studying the MSc Abnormal and Clinical Programme, recently travelled to Bangor for the annual British Psychological Society Welsh Branch Student conference.

BPS runner up Angharad Jones‌Students receiving their awards. Angharad Jones, first on the left. 

The conference provides the chance for final year undergraduate and taught Masters’ students to present their own research at a scientific meeting specifically aimed at students receiving degrees from institutions all over Wales. 

Angharad presented her research into the, ‘Access to mental health care and psychology services in Wales: A qualitative study into the patient experience’ to a packed audience following a keynote speech from Professor Oliver Turnbull.

Angharad was delighted to be given an award for the Best Oral Presentation (Runner up) and comments, We were allowed 10 minutes to present, and 5 minutes for questions. When creating the powerpoint I did struggle to get it under 10 minutes but everything went smoothly on the day.” 

Angharad’s research investigates the factors which affect the overall experience of people when they are accessing mental health services in Wales. She comments, “I chose to do this because it's a great opportunity to see what other research is being carried out by students and to get used to public speaking”.

The abstracts for every paper presented at the conference will be published online on the BPS Proceedings.

We asked Angharad what her plans were after completing her Masters, “my plan at the moment is to start applying for DClin from September, I am also currently working for a Welsh mental health charity.”