Student Ambassador Programme

A new scheme launches later this year.

A new scheme will help students get the most out of their BPS membership, and ensure that student voices are being heard, both within the BPS and across the profession. The programme will reform the way the BPS communicates with students and universities to ensure they are the first to hear about student-orientated offerings such as events and webinars, additional careers resources and more.

Sarah Ormsby, Student Ambassador for the Open University, said: ‘A question that comes up often in my university community is “what would BPS membership do for me?”. I thought the ambassador role would be an opportunity to learn about that so I can share this with other students. I hope to help with building a new, exciting community of psychology students and professionals, forging strong links and clear communication between universities and the Society.’

Natalie Billing, Partnership and Careers Liaison Lead at the BPS, said: ‘We are piloting this programme to help support and engage our ever-growing number of student members, alongside providing an opportunity for our student members to practice and develop their transferrable skills with support from a professional organisation. We are thrilled with the enthusiasm shown by students who have put themselves forward for this role during the pilot, and look forward to rolling this out in September 2022 for a UK-wide launch.’

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