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Getting Involved

Public engagement describes the ways in which the activity and benefits of education and research in the School of Psychology are shared with the public. Engagement is a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, with the goal of generating mutual benefit.

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Public Lectures/ School Visits

Academic staff in the school are keen participants in the Lincoln Academy which is the University’s prestigious umbrella series of events open to students, staff and the public. All lectures are specifically tailored to a non-specialist audience and provide an excellent chance to find out more about the exciting research we do.

We are also keeping close contact with local schools and are happy to give one-off talks in schools about the science of psychology and the brain.

If you are interested please get in touch with Dr Fenja Ziegler who co-ordinates public engagement activities in the School.

Showcasing undergraduate research

Second and third year psychology students carry out a range of exciting research projects which they showcase in posters at the annual Psychology Undergraduate conference. We invite 6th form students to attend the conference to get a real feel for what studying psychology and researching at student level involves.

If you would like your school to become involved in this award-winning event, please get in touch with the event organiser Dr Kirsty Miller.


We are always looking for people over the age of 18 and younger than 90 years old to take part in our research studies. We investigate a range of topics, including how we see, how we remember things, how we make decisions, how we change as we get older, how we pay attention to things around us, how our attitudes are formed and many more.

Students at the University of Lincoln can register an account on our SONA experiment management system and book into any studies you are eligible for and interested in.

Members of the public and members of staff at the university who are interested in taking part in our studies please contact Dr Fenja Ziegler.  

Our youngest volunteers (babies and infants) are invited to the Lincoln Baby Lab which runs studies with infants throughout the year.

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