The North West is an exciting part of the UK, with lots going on and lots to offer psychologists living and working within the region. If you are a member of the BPS and are based within the north west region, you are automatically a member of our Branch.
Psychs in the City eventsShow content
What is it?
‘Psychs in the City’ is a free networking event organised by the North West of England Branch of the British Psychological Society primarily for BPS members, Psychologists, Psychotherapist and other mental health professionals; but is also open for members of the general public. No need to register, just turn up.
Where is it?
The majority of our events typically take place at the Deansgate Waterstones in Manchester City Centre. However, we also run events in Liverpool and are looking to expand to other locations in the North West.
What time is it at?
PitC events are held in the evening, usually between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. The talks typically last between 45 minutes and an hour, with time for questions and discussion. We then hope you will stay around for the refreshments and networking.
Are there refreshments?
Yes! We are currently providing food and drinks at the PitC events. We hope that this will encourage people to stay around after the talk – to chat, network and discuss what they have just heard.
When is the next one?
Keep an eye out for announcements on this website, as well at the BPS North West Twitter and Facebook pages.
Can I be a speaker?
Yes! We’d be delighted to hear from you. The more interesting and thought-provoking the subject, the better. Just get in touch via this website or come and see us at an upcoming event.
Psychology in the Pub eventsShow content
A warm welcome to our fourth series of Psychology in the Pub! Formerly known as 'Psychology for Non-Psychologists', we have organised a new programme of informal events offered to the general public.
What is this?
Psychology in the Pub (PitP) is a free event where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in psychology over a drink in a relaxed setting. This ranges from university students and qualified clinicians to those who simply have an interest in psychology. PiTP offers an opportunity for attendees to interact with eminent researchers or mental health professionals on a range of fascinating popular topics.
But what does that mean exactly?
The idea is simple: It’s your chance to discuss psychology or the latest research over a drink in the pub.
An eminent Psychologist, Mental Health Professional or researcher will discuss a thought-provoking topic in their area of ‘expertise’. This is usually in a 40-min presentation format starting at 7pm. The audience is then invited to join in a lively discussion, if you wish, with an opportunity to ask questions. Afterwards, the bar will remain open for your relaxation and socialising. Often the speaker is invited to stay for a drink or two providing a space for a more informal discussion
What is psychology and who are we?
Psychology is the scientific study of human mind and behaviour. The British Psychological Society (BPS) is the representative body for psychology and Psychologists in the UK. We are responsible for the development, promotion and application of psychology for the public good. This includes providing information to the public about psychology. PitP is organised by the North West of England Branch of the BPS. We encourage people of any background to come along who has any interest in human nature and our topics! We also very much welcome your feedback so that we can improve our events.
Members of the BPS North West committee are often at these events so make sure you say hello!
What is the aim?
We aim to increase the understanding of psychology in the general public by giving a series of talks in an informal environment. We emphasise that you need not have any prior knowledge about psychology -This event was created for YOU.
We hope that talks are:
- Based on evidence (everyone can have an opinion but is it scientific?)
- Engaging (you find it stimulating, perhaps entertaining, with interactive opportunities)
- Informative (you learn something new, perhaps even making you think differently)
- Relevant (helpful to your understanding of the world and/or your daily life)
It is in our mission statement that we should actively create and use opportunities to interact with both psychologists and non-psychologists to increase understanding of psychology and its relevance.