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June 2017

Last chance to have your say on new governance structure proposals

There’s less than a day left to respond the new governance structure proposals. There are three separate consultations:

  • the Board of Trustees
  • the new Senate
  • the new strategy Boards

These can all be found on the structural review webpage.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Keep up with all the latest content from The Psychologist and Research Digest websites, apps and more – including many online exclusives – by following @psychmag and @researchdigest on Twitter.

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, high street and online shopping discounts, and more.

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

The call for contributions is open for the third Community Psychology Festival, which will be held in Bristol from 15-16 September.

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?

Please submit your festival contribution proposal form, available on the registration website, to this address by 5pm on 30 June.

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, The Psychologist,  high street and online shopping discounts.

Do you know a psychology technician who deserves recognition?

The British Psychological Society, in collaboration with the Association for Technical Staff in Psychology, makes two annual awards to psychology technicians.

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

The Division of Forensic Psychology announced their award winners in Bristol this week.

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

This free online event allows school students to meet and interact with scientists. It’s an X Factor-style competition between scientists, where students are the judges.

There are two psychology zones, sponsored by the Society, the Relationships Zone and the Mental Health Zone.

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.

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