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The Psychology society welcomes anyone and everyone who has an interest in Psychology, regardless of whether they have previous knowledge about it or not.
We aim to explore all the different sides of Psychology, including personality tests, the effect of play, mindfulness, and even things that may not seem so psychological like art and future-reading!
We are also interested in mental health and wellbeing, and we as a society aim to provide a space for discussing and learning about how to look after your mental health, and how to manage stress in its various forms.
If you want a safe space where you can relax and have fun, meet new people, make new friends, and learn new things, or even if you just want a place to go to find a moment of peace in the business of modern life, then this society may be the one for you!
For the membership fee, you will have access to all the events we host both as a society and in collaboration with other societies and groups, including discounted or free access to paid events open to non-members, or free drinks and other refreshments.
For non-Psychology students, the society is a place to learn about the topic in a fun and comfortable environment, and not in a purely academic manner. It’s also a great social hub, and a way to meet new people from a variety of courses and backgrounds.
But for Psychology students in particular, this society is a great way to get in contact with other people on the course and find help and guidance.
Also, we’ll happily allow third-year members to advertise their dissertation studies in the society, and for those of you below third-year partaking in these studies is a great way to experience how a study is conducted! currently working on providing our members feedback forms so they are more aware of leaving feedback and can openly suggest changes or events that the other members may like. We are doing this for this year to show that we are committed as a society and that we are also open to change.
Events and Activities
We are committed to running smaller weekly events, with one larger monthly event. Given the current situation, government restrictions will decide whether these will be more online or face-to-face, but we plan to have at least one face-to-face event per month.
Given the breadth of the topic of psychology, we have a lot of opportunities to run different workshops and activities, and we have previously put on a whole range of events ranging from game nights, study sessions, and attending online seminars followed by a discussion session, to bigger events like trips to museums such as the Wellcome Collection or the Freud Museum, inviting guest speakers to run workshops or seminars, and even a trip to Broadmoor Hospital.
We also plan on collaborations with other societies and groups within UWL, including the Wellbeing team, the Academic Support team, and the Forensic Science society.
If you have any questions for us, the committee members are available to chat on WhatsApp. Click the link to join our Q&A group chat!
COMMITTEE POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Below are the positions available when putting yourself forward for a committee position. Some groups may have additional roles to others, so make sure you check them out!
CHAIRPERSON - click here
- This role is new and includes elements of the President and Vice-Presidents roles. It’s been designed to incorporate some of the administration and face-to-face elements that go into running a society. This person will act as the face of the society and will lead by example!
GROUP ADMINISTRATOR - click here
- This role is a new role created to reduce the demand on the President and add value to the treasurer role, therefore, it includes elements of the Treasurer roles. It’s been designed to incorporate the behind-the-scenes administrative work and the financial elements that go into running a student group.
EVENTS MANAGER - click here
- This person will be responsible for motivating, organising and connecting the Student Groups members. They will provide a wide range and inspiring events throughout the year. They will plan events that bring the student group members together. and/or reward volunteers, are successes in order to ensure the future well-being of the Student Group.
COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER - click here
- This person will be responsible for the Student Group communication channels, (inc. Social Media, WhatsApp, Email, Facebook, Website etc....) are maintained and updated with relevant news stories and information. They will work with all committee members to effectively promote and publicise Student Group events, activities, social events, and any other activities, and to work with the Students’ Union to reward its members in order to ensure the future well-being of the club.
For the full description of the core roles, head over to our webpage to take a look: click here
How do I nominate myself?
Nominating yourself couldn’t be easier!
All you need to do is write a short bio (up to 300 words) about who you are, what position you are running for, and why and fill out this google form: HERE