Improve your emotional intelligence by accessing the world’s only online library of evidence-based psychology lectures.
The Weekend University has been hosting lecture days since 2017 featuring talks from some of the world’s leading psychologists, authors and university professors.
The good news is – if you’re just finding out about us now, you can catch up on any content you’ve missed out on, from the comfort of home.
Our Master Library Pass includes access to videos, audio files and speaker presentations from 24 events – starting in December 2017.
This will give you access to an exciting collection of psychology lectures on a wide variety of topics, including:
- The Neuroscience of Mindfulness – Dr Tamara Russell
- Psychedelic Psychotherapy – Dr Robin Carhart Harriss
- The Neuroscience of Consciousness – Prof Anil Seth
- Carl Jung and Individuation – Dr Kevin Lu
- The Self Illusion – Professor Bruce Hood
- Existential Philosophy and Psychotherapy – Professor Emmy van Deurzen
- Compassion Focused Therapy – Professor Paul Gilbert
And a whole lot more..
Why Should You Join?
1.) Access the world’s best psychology lectures from the comfort of home. The Weekend University carefully selects the world’s leading psychologists, authors and university professors to speak at our events. Whether it’s Johann Hari giving a talk on Overcoming Depression and Anxiety, Paul Gilbert speaking on Compassion Focused Therapy or Emmy van Deurzen exploring Existential Philosophy and Psychotherapy, you can now access these great minds from the comfort of your home.
2.) Improve your Emotional Intelligence. At The Weekend University, we believe that greater self awareness can dramatically improve the quality of your life and help you realise more of your potential. By understanding your mind better, how it works and why you do what you do, you can make better decisions and live a more meaningful, fulfilled life.
3.) Be at the Cutting Edge. Many of our attendees are helping professionals such as psychotherapists, counsellors and coaches who attend for continuing professional development. By regularly exposing yourself to the key ideas from the best and brightest in psychology, you can ensure your knowledge base is kept up to date so that you can offer the best possible service to your clients.
4.) Explore Your Curiosity and Get Clear on Your Career Path in Psychology. The membership is ideal for individuals currently employed in another sector who are considering a transition into a career in psychology. Our lectures give you an introduction to a diverse range of psychological disciplines, e.g. Jungian Psychology, Existential Approaches to Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, so you can see which areas interest you the most and make an informed decision about which you want to pursue further.
5.) Join the Community. Your Master Library Pass also gets you access to The Weekend University’s online community: The London Psychology Network. Here, you can connect with like-minded people on a similar journey, discuss the lectures and share your unique insights.
What do people think of the lectures?
Great initiative! For people that like myself are passionate about psychology but wouldn't commit to long term course or training it's a wonderful opportunity to listen to qualified professionals in the area in a relaxed atmosphere.
Just attended my second Weekend University day of lectures at Birkbeck, this time on Memories, Dreams and Existentialism. A great mix of speakers, styles and content which left me wanting to go home and find out more about two out of the three subjects. Fantastic to see Emmy Van Deurzen in action - she's a bit of a heroine of mine! One tip would be to ask the audience to fill up the rows of seats before the start as inevitably some people arrive late (like I did) and it was all a bit chaotic at the back of the auditorium. There were empty seats near the walls but no way to get to them without having four or five people stand up.
Great initiative. Eminent speakers, fascinating talks.
Another amazing day of learning! Thank you Niall.
I just wanted to say what a fabulous day it was on Sunday. The presenters were all highly engaging and the material fascinating. I am ever so grateful to have been able to attend and look forward to any future similar events with 'zest'!
I thoroughly enjoyed the day. It was a well organized event with fantastic informative talks by knowledgeable and charismatic speakers. Looking forward to future events.
Great event, 3 fantastic lectures presented
I found the 3 speakers to be extremely well prepared, professional, charismatic, authentic in their delivery of there content. They all had something to share. They were very clear on the "takeaways" which I found in important for such a long day. They all 3 were also very generious in spending time after their talk, to answer more 1-2-1 questions on the side of the room. Very generious. I look forward to future weekend university days.
Just to say that I was so impressed with the quality of the lectures today. It is rare to find that kind of substance, and I imagine you looked long and hard to choose. You are doing a great job. I will definitely come again and tell those I know who would be very interested.
I have attended lots of psychology workshops and would rate this organisation very highly. Interesting, engaging speakers and well run course at an affordable price. Well done Niall. You deserve to do very well
What an intense and heartening day, Jan 28th at Birkbeck U venue. Despite being crowded (testiment to the desire for these events and the calibre) we were comfortable enough to be riveted by the material for hours. I appreciated the free coffee, because the day was long for those like me who come from outside the city. I look forward to the slides being sent to fill out my notes. Fellow audients were warm and attending for a variety of reasons, and are the second fab reason to be there for the day.
Just attended Scientific Behaviour Change - Ancient Wisdom & Modern Psychology and had the most fantastic, enlightening and inspiring day. All three speakers were at a tremendously high level and (to echo the reviewer below) the variety of approaches and theories around a single topic gave great insight. I've already booked for next month.
Today's event was so good, I immediately booked for next one in February!?
The day of Psychology was really insightful, it has inspired me to start researching into all spectrums of mental health & psychology. Something I particularly liked about the day, was the contrast and variety of theories and approaches by each of the three speakers
Interesting lectures on a variety of areas of Psychology and well organised.
A really good mix of topics. I was engaged all day and i'm looking forward to the next one!
Who is this for?
1.) Helping Professionals
You might be a practicing psychotherapist, counsellor or coach seeking to develop your knowledge base in new areas so you can better serve your clients.
2.) Those Considering a Career Change in Psychology
The master library is ideal for individuals currently employed in another field who are considering a transition into a career in psychology. Our lectures allow you to explore your interests and see which areas interest you the most, so you can make an informed decision about which areas of psychology you want to specialise in.
3.) Those interested in improving their emotional intelligence through an evidence based approach.
We believe that a great deal of human suffering is unnecessary and could be avoided through greater self understanding. If you understand your mind better and why you do what you do, then you are empowered to make lasting changes; that will benefit you, and the people closest to you. Our lecturers are carefully selected with this aim in mind.
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