From the Chief Executive, February 2020

Sarb Bajwa writes.

This is the first edition of The Psychologist which you’ll have received in 2020, and I hope that all of our members enjoyed the festive period and New Year’s celebrations.

We’re excited about the year that lies ahead, and to continue on our journey to becoming the true home for psychology in the UK. It’s the work of our fantastic volunteers and the input of you, our members, which is going to get us there, and we need your help over the next few weeks.

We’re working with a company called The Social Kinetic on an ambitious member journey project which will tell us about the routes you take to becoming psychologists, and the times along the way where we could’ve offered you more.

Some of you will be contributing to the project through one of the many interviews or focus groups which we’ve arranged, but all BPS members are invited to give us your honest thoughts on what we do well, what we can do better, and where we need to get to.

You can do this by visiting bps.org.uk/memberjourney – please don’t hold back!

Ultimately the project will paint us a picture of what the future of BPS membership needs to look like, produced in collaboration with you.

We all want the profile of psychology to keep growing, and for us to stay relevant in an ever-changing world. Tailoring our membership offer to the realities of modern psychologists is central to that.

I’ll keep you updated on the progress of the project, and report back on what you tell us over the coming weeks and months.

You can also get in touch with me directly if you want to discuss any aspects of BPS membership, and what we should be doing better or offering to our members. I’m always keen to hear from members, and I would encourage as many of you as possible to get involved in this project.

Sarb Bajwa is Chief Executive of the British Psychological Society. Contact him at [email protected]

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