Welcome to the North West Branch of the British Psychological Society! We are a long-established Branch, involving a committee - elected yearly - and its membership, which consists of all BPS members in the north west of England (see Home). The aim of the Branch is to bring together psychologists and students of different fields from around this geographical region. To fulfil our mission, our activities include:
· Discussing and contributing to BPS matters and other psychology-relevant topics
· Organising and running events of broad interest in our membership, including conferences and workshops
· Supporting other events relevant to our membership that are held in our region
· Organising informal events that provide social networking opportunities cutting across the fields of psychology
· Organising careers events for students and other outreach activities
· Organising public engagement events
Communication is high on the agenda. You can contact us directly through here: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a BPS Branch member with ideas of what kind of events you would like, or if you are a related interest group in the region who’d like to make links with us, then we would very much like to hear from you! One of the best ways to hear about our events now is through facebook, if you are a member, by ‘liking’ our pages: http://www.facebook.com/BPSNorthWest (Branch activities for psychologists) and http://www.facebook.com/NWPsych (‘Psychology in the Pub’ events for the public), and through Twitter: @nwpsych.
Through 2013, we will also be organising more professional events, and aim to hold our new informal professional networking event, ‘Psychs in the City’, every quarter - which I hope will be of interest to all psychologists and psychology students. By accepting email notifications of events through the BPS and by checking on our website or facebook, then you will be first to hear of any upcoming events.
Annually, usually in October, the President of the BPS comes along as an invited speaker to present something of general interest to all psychologists in the region, followed by a buffet supper. Whether you are new or not to the BPS, we strongly encourage all our members to attend! Last year, Peter Banister provided us with some unrivalled insight into the structure of the BPS and recent changes.
Not only does the Branch exist for you, but it is also effectively run by you. That is, events only happen because there are good people putting themselves forward, along with their effort and expertise, to organise relevant events, run them, and/or speak at them. If you have any ideas for events and other activities, or you would be open to be invited as a guest speaker or otherwise contribute your expertise, then we would love to hear from you. Please email us in the first instance.
We hope to see you at one of our events.
Ming Wai Wan