GOSH YPAG’s annual collaboration with University College London (UCL) Division of Psychiatry

By London YPAG,

GOSH YPAG member Oceiah talks about the group’s involvement with students and lecturers.

What is the course about?

The Clinical Mental Health Sciences MSc integrates biological, psychological and social perspectives on mental health.

What were the activities you took part in?

8 GOSH YPAG members were invited to the student’s research session on:


What did GOSH YPAG advise the students on?

We worked in rotating groups advising how the postgraduate students could improve their information sheets to support their research projects. For example:

– make sure the fonts are easy to read.

– make sure the language is appropriate and advising how it could be more engaging for the different ages.

– include an information section with further support details, such as Young Minds and Childline (online links/apps, telephone numbers) at the end of their information sheets.

– include graphology that is visually appealing for the different age groups.

What did you take away from the session?

Other GOSH YPAG members should take this opportunity to support the MSc students as you get to spend time inside UCL. Also, you gain an idea of what it is like on a Psychology Postgraduate course and meet both the lecturers and students. I have thoroughly enjoyed supporting students over the past 6 years and seeing their different research projects. It would be good to see their final project results.

Why do you think it’s important for young people to work together on projects such as this?

It is important for co-production and helping the postgraduates to achieve their coursework criteria. Finally, it is always enjoyable taking part in GOSH YPAG’s fabulous events with other YPAG members.

This session continues to be one of the favourites of the students and staff! – workshop organiser