Manchester PsychSoc doesn’t rest for a moment. Whether it’s their monthly socials (not to mention the annual ball), their very own newspaper or keeping up to date with cutting-edge research, this is definitely a society keen to stay engaged with their members. Made up of a diverse mix of psychology and neuroscience students and others from a multitude of disciplines, PsychSoc are active both in their online spaces, in the university itself and on their trips—last year, they even went to Alton Towers!
Society president Nikita Balfour is keen to engage new members with the society, telling us of her plans to “bridge the gap between lecturers and students,” making it a hugely inclusive and accessible society to join. She is also particularly keen to make links with UoM alumni; possibly including Kimberley Wilson from the Great British Bake Off, who graduated from Manchester in 2004 with a BA in Psychology.
PsychSoc are especially proud of their newspaper, PSYCH. New for 2014, their chief editor Nadine Mirza has big plans, hoping to establish a permanent spot in the university presses for the monthly issue. Their first issue focuses on the theme of women in psychology, a cause close to the committee’s hearts. Articles focus on the perceived dichotomy between Brains and Beauty, study The Psychology of Women, wonder Where Are All The Men? in the psychology classroom and introduce the Manchester-bred Dr. Brenda Milner in their Psychologist Of The Month feature.
PSYCH is available online and from the Zochonis Building. If writing is your calling, email them at [email protected] with NMPsych and the position applied for in the Subject field.