At the recent Annual General meeting of the Psychological Society of Birkbeck committee, several changes were made to the structure of the society in order to maintain continuation of the services that the society provides to psychology students.
Laura Fernando was promoted from acting secretary to society treasurer, replacing Diana Harary in the role of managing society finances. It was felt that her business focus would benefit the society fiscally over the coming academic year after she increased the society’s income by 400% within 3 months of joining the team. Diana Harary will continue to play a role in the management of members and will mentor Laura in the role in order to ensure a smooth transition over a 12 month period until mid-2016.
Society chair, Zander will serve out his term, and will be replaced by an incoming chair that is yet to be determined. There are several potential candidates for the role and they are being spoken to as an ongoing concern.
Society president Darren Shaw will continue as president for a 12 month period, during which time a suitable successor will be identified and mentored into the management of the society as a charitable business. Darren will be at Birkbeck a lot less, but will continue to serve as an event’s organizer.
The role of secretary is to be filled at the soonest possible opportunity, but for the time being, the existing officers will manage secretarial duties as and when required. There are candidates that we are in talks with that may choose to step into the role.