Welcome to the Member Update. This is one of the ways in which we keep you informed of our latest news and events.
There’s less than a day left to respond the new governance structure proposals. There are three separate consultations: Board of Trustees, the new Senate and the new strategy Boards. These can all be found on the structural review webpage. The consultation closes tomorrow.
General Election 2017: What does it mean for psychology?
BPS Director of Policy & Communications, Kathryn Scott, and Dr Lisa Morrison Coulthard, Lead Policy Advisor have written a blog post on how changes in policy, personalities, and power dynamics in Parliament could affect our discipline.
If you would like to write a blog post for the Society’s website contact Andrew Walmsley, Online Content Manager.
Have you considered becoming an Associate Fellow (AFBPsS)?
Becoming an Associate Fellow of the Society is a useful way to demonstrate years of experience, competence and contribution to the field. It’s a professional title of recognition that tells employers, clients and peers across all sectors, that you have contributed to the field of psychology through the application of specialist knowledge. Check if you are eligible and find out more about Associate Fellowship.
Could you bring psychology to Westminster?
The Society and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) are offering a three-month secondment to a postgraduate student. The recipient will assist in producing a briefing on psychological topic.
This award is open to postgraduate students registered for a doctoral degree in a psychology-related subject. Applicants must be in their penultimate or final year of full-time or part-time study at the start of their placement in 2017/18. Applicants must be a member of the British Psychological Society.
For further details and an application form, email Liz Beech. The closing date for applications is 31 August 2017.
POST is an office of the two houses of parliament charged with providing balance and objective analysis of issues in science and technology that are relevant to parliament.
The Psychologist at Latitude
The Psychologist will be presenting two sessions at this year’s Latitude Festival, which takes place near Southwold in Suffolk from 13 to 16 July. See The Psychologist webpage for more information.
Subscribers – make the most of your benefits!
Our subscribers have access to a variety of services and benefits, these include; e-learning course discounts, join member networks and communities, Oxford University Press book discounts, The Psychologist (including apps), high street and online shopping discounts, disclosure and barring service (DBS) checks.
EFPSA’s Junior Researcher Programme is looking for Advisors
The main roles of the European Federation of Psychology Students’ Association (EFPSA) JRP Advisors involves monitoring the scientific progress and quality of the European Summer School (ESS) group projects and providing support and guidance to the teams and their supervisors throughout the twelve-month Junior Researcher Programme following the event. More information about the responsibilities, tasks and functions of the JRP Advisors can be found within these guidelines and about the EFPSA Junior Researcher Programme in general here. The call for Advisors together with the application form can be found here.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 21 June at 23:59.
Undergraduate Research Assistantship Scheme 2017 winners
This scheme is a prestigious award that marks out a student as a future researcher and potential academic. The awards are made to researchers to allow them to provide an undergraduate with ‘hands-on’ experience of research during the summer, to gain an insight into scientific research and encourage them to consider an academic career.
This year there were 54 applications received and the Research Board will be funding 21 projects.
More information on the winners can be found on the award webpage. The 2018 round will open for applications in November.
Submit to the Community Psychology Festival
Proposals are being invited in relation to the four themes for this year's festival, which are:
- Housing, mental health and wellbeing.
- Supporting those who work in communities.
- What's art got to do with it?
- What does it mean to be critical?
Access your member benefits online
Sign in to the Society’s website and you can access many benefits and online resources, including; e-learning courses, free access to Society academic journals, myCPD the planning and recording system, EBSCO online resources, The Psychologist, high street and online shopping discounts.
Do you know a psychology technician who deserves recognition?
The Technical Support in Psychology Teaching Award and the Technical Support in Psychology Research Award recognise the valuable role that technicians play in supporting both teaching and research in their psychology departments.
For further information on how to make a nomination and the award criteria please contact Emma Smith. Nominations for both awards close on 30 October 2017.
Forensic psychologists honoured at DFP conference
Ruby Bell received the 2017 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Practice in Forensic Psychology and Helen Thomas received the 2017 Junior Award in Forensic Psychology.
More information on Ruby’s and Helen’s achievements can be found on our news pages.
I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here
There are two psychology zones, sponsored by the Society, the Relationships Zone and the Mental Health Zone.
The ten psychologists taking part have now been announced.
Taking part in the Mental Health Zone are: Steven Brown from the University of Strathclyde, Michelle Jamieson from the University of Glasgow, Jermaine Ravalier from Bath Spa University, Jack Barton from the University of Manchester and Gemma Taylor from the University of Bristol.
In the Relationship Zone are: Sam Carr from the University of Bath, Rose Turner from Kingston University, Maggie Laurie from the University of Edinburgh, Kirsty Miller from the University of Dundee and Ben Kenward from Oxford Brooks University.
More event information can be found on the I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here website.