PsychSoc is a society “by students, for students” to help provide a supportive community for students studying in our Department. If you are a current student, you can join by visiting the Student Union website and logging in with your university details.
Connect with PsychSoc:
Current PsychSoc committee
President- Georgina Sharrock (BSc Psychology- second year student)
Secretary- Sophie Harrison (BSc Psychology- final year student)
Treasurer- Katie Rolfe (BSc Psychology- second year student)
Peer Mentor Leader – Wesley Nixon (BSc Psychology- second year student)
Aims of PsychSoc
These are the main aims which PsychSoc seeks to deliver for its members:
1) Organising guest lectures – guest talks from professionals in the psychological field (previous lectures have included talks from Professor Alan Baddeley).
2) Organising study group sessions– these will be organised based on member request for specific topics. These may be focused on a specific topic which you may find challenging or on general skills such as using SPSS.
3) Arranging Social events – these range from more chilled meet-ups during the day, to themed events in the SU/Ormskirk. All these events cater for everyone, with alcoholic and non-alcoholic options always available when in bars.
4) Being a peer support network- this can help support personal or uni-related difficulties, and all events are safe spaces where everyone is welcome.
Benefits of being a PsychSoc member
There are many benefits of joining PsychSoc. One of these means you will have access to our Peer Support Scheme. This will mean that you can access support from one of our Peer Mentors or you may wish to apply to become a Peer Mentor yourself. You can find more details about our peer support scheme here.
Clinical Psychology Careers Talk with Eleanor Clarke
Date: Thursday 25th November 2021
Time: 4pm GMT
Venue: Law and Psychology Lecture Theatre (LP 0.25)
Details: Eleanor Clarke is a PhD student in the Department of Psychology and has previously worked as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in the NHS. In this talk, Eleanor will discuss her career journey and how she reached her current role. She will also give advice on topics such as types of experience to help build your undergraduate profile, and different routes into clinical psychology.
Register your attendance here.
EXAMPLES OF PREVIOUS EVENTS
PsychSoc guest talk with invited Clinical Psychologist Professor Richard Bentall
Date: Thurs 18th November 2021
Venue: Law and Psychology building (LP.025).
PsychSoc arranged an invited guest talk from the renowned Professor of Clinical Psychology Richard Bentall. His talk was on ‘‘Delusional beliefs and the madness of crowds’.
WAP launch with invited guest Professor Alan Baddeley
Date: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Venue: Law and Psychology building (guest lecture will take place in the ground-floor lecture theatre)
WAP has been very proactive and as part of the launch, members have arranged an invited guest talk from the renowned Professor Alan Baddeley. Places for this event are limited and members of WAP will get priority access.
Vegan Afternoon Tea
Date: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Venue: LP 2.70 (Law and Psychology Building)