PsychSoc aims to engage, support and connect all psychology students at the University of New South Wales.
We want to help you get the most out of your time in psychology, and hence aim to provide events throughout the year for the psychology student community here. Whether you are looking for social events, academic help, or career information, we’ve got you covered. Collaborating with other UNSW societies, as well as in-university and external organisations, we ensure that every psychology student will have the most enriching university experience here.
The society is organised by a team of volunteers who would love students to become more involved! There will be opportunities for you to apply for a position on the Executive/Committee, and feel free to contact us at any time with enquiries or suggestions.
President and Vice President's Address
At UNSW Psychology Society we make it our aim to help not only students studying Psychology, but all UNSW students in growing academically, socially and professionally. Our society is completely student run and our members hope to build a strong support network for anyone struggling, or even flourishing, through university life.
In 2018, our society’s vision lies in four characteristics that motivates us to continue working for all students at UNSW. These characteristics are passion and drive, initiative, pragmatism, and honesty and openness. The people who are integrated into the PsychSoc committee will always have a passion and drive to make UNSW a better place, better events, and greater goals. Tied closely with this is a sense of initiative which acts to shape PsychSoc into a dynamic team that constantly adapts to address the needs of our student members.
In doing so, we are to be pragmatic about the changes we make, ensuring that our actions truly act in the interests of the member body. Finally, honesty and openness which removes barriers between the PsychSoc committee and the student, allowing us to improve transparency and hold responsibility for creating a friendlier university environment.
When thinking of UNSW PsychSoc, we hope that students outside of the committee view us as a friend; someone who can help you when studying becomes hard, someone who you can talk to in your free time, or someone who you can connect you to your dream job.
- Helen Fu (President); David Cohen (Vice-President)
PsychSoc’s foundations stand upon five portfolios, teams which innovate, organise and facilitate PsychSoc’s events – Academic, Social, Relations, the Year Representatives, and Marketing and Media.
The Academic team assists with improving the academic lifestyle and understanding of Psychology students through coding, writing, and exam workshops; whereas the Social team looks to run fun-filled events, forgetting about the stresses of university studies. The Relations portfolio helps students take the first step into connecting with the professional workplace, opening opportunities for you to talk to employers and understand what they look for in a psychology graduate. The Year Representatives bridge PsychSoc with the wider year cohorts, listening to issues, a voice to the student body, and strives to create events that introduces students to new friends in their year group. All the events PsychSoc pulls together is only made possible by students attending them, and the Marketing and Media team shapes the event pages and marketing material for our events to ensure everyone knows what the society is up to next.
Overseeing all the portfolios is our executive team – the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Arc Delegate and Treasurer. When you ask PsychSoc any questions, give us feedback or even just start a chat with us over email or Facebook, our Secretary is the one who replies. The Secretary is our go-to member and will know nearly everything and anything about our society. Our Arc Delegate keeps PsychSoc aligned with Arc, which is a student-run body that ensures all societies and clubs continue to provide services that cater to the students. The Treasurer budgets our spending so we can continue to run our events and will be the one to confirm that your payment has come through to our PsychSoc bank account. The President and Vice-President work together to lead the committee, drawing from the four characteristics that stimulate the society to always work diligently to create a better UNSW.
2019 Committee Members
Director – Naomi Rahman
Director – TBA
Subcommittee – Isabella Browne
Subcommittee – Rukmani Ahuja
Subcommittee – Karoleena Ivanov
Year Representatives & Sports Portfolio
Honours Representative - Erica Zhou
Third Year Representative – Sahil Sharma
Third Year Representative – Jane Natasha
Second Year Representative – Harrison Lee
Second Year Representative – Tamara Cahyadi
First Year Representative – TBA
First Year Representative – TBA
Sports Director - Joshua Bhe
Marketing and Media Portfolio
Director – Colin Vuong
Director – Bek Au
Subcommittee – Andrea Wat
Subcommittee – Tina Jiang
Subcommittee - Marianthe Godwin
President – Helen Fu
Vice President – David Cohen
Secretary – Katherine Wong
Treasurer – Lily Wu
Arc Delegate – Roxanna Duan
Director – Maxine Cheng
Director – Anagha Kaluve
Subcommittee – Yusuf Sisopha
Subcommittee – Stella Tsagalias
Subcommittee – Talia Crayn
Director – Hae Eun Park
Director – Nathan Jahja
Subcommittee – Nicola Tu
Subcommittee – Jessica Deng