Apply to Be on the
PsychSoc Committee 2021-22
The current PsychSoc committee will be stepping down at the end of this term, meaning we are looking for new committee members!
This is a great opportunity to become more involved in the psychology community and help shape the development of a rapidly growing society. It's also really good fun! There are a variety of roles available. We encourage anyone to apply, even if you have never been on a committee before. You do not have to be a psychology student to be on the PsychSoc committee - all Oxford courses are welcome!
- Vice President
- Speakers Officer(s)
- Social Officer(s)
- Marketing Officer
- Sponsorships Officer
- Editorial Team
- Arts Officer
How to apply
To apply, please submit a (max 350-word) manifesto with a photo of yourself.
Your manifesto must include:
- Why you chose this role and what you hope to get out of it
- What relevant experience and skills you have for this role
- Any ideas on how we could improve the society that you would like to implement if you got the role
(See the manifesto guide for rules on formatting your manifesto)
The deadline for submitting manifestos is midnight Friday of 6th week (26th Feb)
Submit your manifesto to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hustings and Elections
After you have submitted your manifesto you will be invited to hust for the role at a Zoom meeting. This will provide the current PsychSoc committee and PsychSoc members the opportunity to ask you any questions about your application.
(Only the current PsychSoc committee and PsychSoc members will be allowed to attend this meeting and vote)
If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to chat with any of the current committee members about their role, please don't hesitate to drop us an email! We're a very friendly bunch (read our bios below) and we'd be delighted to hear from you!
Drop us an email: email@example.com
Junior is a 2nd year reading Experimental Psychology at Wadham College. He can readily be found having a discussion about morality somewhere and is annoyingly passionate about statistics. Junior is also the Wadham College Basketball Team Captain. He is the host of the society’s weekly podcast ‘Project Psychology’ and alongside our VP Denis, he has a keen focus on mediating the ongoings of the society and cultivating its development.
Denis is a 3rd year studying Experimental Psychology at St Hugh’s College. When he's not holed up in his room studying or coding, you’ll probably find him binge-watching sitcoms on Netflix, trying (badly) to play the piano, or fantasising about where to travel next. As Vice President, Denis assists our President in overseeing the happenings of the society and is in charge of chairing and writing minutes for our committee meetings.
Lauren is a 2nd Year Experimental Psychology student at Lady Margaret Hall. As Treasurer, she sorts out memberships, money from events, and all other incomings and outgoings for PsychSoc. In her free time she enjoys playing video games (Skyrim and Spyro), badminton, and going on long walks.
Emily is a 3rd year studying Psychology and Linguistics at St Anne’s College. She is interested in the overlap between psychology and linguistics, for example, Emily is looking at the movements of the vocal tract articulators in people who stutter for her research project. As one of the Speakers Officers, she arranges speakers for our podcast 'Project Psychology' and in-person events. She is also President of the Oxford board games society.
Zoe is a 2nd year reading Psychology and Linguistics at LMH and is one of the Speakers Officers. Her role involves recruiting podcast guests and speakers, as well as organizing speakers events (to the extent that covid allows it). Zoe's favourite area of psychology is language learning (not much of a surprise given that she also studies linguistics!) and she is also very keen on stats and philosophy of science and how we can apply knowledge from these areas to improve psychology research.
Natasha is a 2nd year studying Experimental Psychology at Brasenose College. As Marketing Officer her role involves promoting the society and its events, as well as sending out the society's newsletters. She’s also had a lot of fun this year creating and managing PsychSoc’s new website! Away from her desk, she can be found strolling around the Oxford Botanic Garden or watching too many Disney movies.
Sophie is a 2nd year studying Experimental Psychology at St Hugh’s College. She is one of three Social Secs for the psychology society this year which means she helps organise and run (socially distanced) events for students. Sophie's hobbies include hanging out in the Rad Cam, drinking coffee and Bridge Thursdays.
Tyrell is a 3rd year studying Experimental Psychology at Corpus Christi College. He makes up 1/3 of the Social Secretary position and works to ensure that social events run smoothly and members are content. When he’s not in the library, Tyrell enjoys going to concerts and watching Netflix.
Silvia is going into her 2nd year at Wadham College doing Experimental Psychology. She is one of the Social Secs along with Sophie and Tyrell, so does her best to organise events for everyone to meet each other and socialise. Other than that, Silvia likes sitting in the Rad Cam, and drinking cider.
Lottie is in her 2nd year of Experimental Psychology at Jesus College. As Arts Officer she is involved in design work for the website and magazine, and also helps make the PsychSoc stash! When she's not complaining about Perception you can find her attempting to row (badly) or sitting in a coffee shop pretending to be productive.
Ana is in her 4th year of studying Medicine at Corpus Christi College. When she’s not trying to figure out some obscure neuroscience paper, she enjoys overanalysing foreign films and pretending to know how to cook. Her role entails putting together and promoting the society’s termly journal, which means she gets to stay up to date with a wide range of exciting topics covered in the student-written articles we publish.
Anna is in her 2nd year reading Experimental Psychology at Corpus Christi College. She has a particular interest in cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology.
Gaby is in her 2nd year of Experimental Psychology at Corpus Christi College. As a blog writer, her interests lie in the clinical and forensic aspects of psych and neuroscience. She's particularly passionate about debunking mental health myths with real science and explaining bizarre real-word phenomena. She can frequently be found listening to crime junkie with a large white wine.