UNSW PSYCHSOC



About Us

PsychSoc aims to engage, support and connect all psychology students at the University of New South Wales. We hold social and academic shindigs throughout the entire year. To see what's next on the horizon, check out our Facebook group and join us on OrgSync! 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.

Why should I get involved?
We want to help you get the most out of your time studying psychology at UNSW. There's heaps of things to check out, from social events to academic help and careers information. If you'd like to get further involved, help is always valued by the committee, and you can pick up new skills by organising an event or liaising with others. Many hands make light work!

What are the roles I can apply for?
There are quite a few committee positions available. Scroll down and you can see what positions are currently being occupied. Each of the members from the 2015 committee have also made descriptions regarding what their responsibilities and the key skills for the job. Be sure to check it out here!
If you're a first year this year and you would like to get involved, you are eligible to apply for the role of 1st Year Representative (but only this role) on the PsychSoc committee. More details to come in April when we open up the 1st Year Representative role!

First year student?
Take a look through the FAQ and the new student guide, and be sure to attend our events to make new friends! There's also a tutor list for those who feel they need support beyond that offered by peer mentoring and the university's Learning Centre.
 

Meet the 2017 Committee

The organising committee is a strapping bunch dedicated to improving student life and opportunities. They meet weekly and everyone is encouraged to attend and pitch in their ideas and feedback. There are a large variety of roles, all of which are essential for PsychSoc's smooth operations. Interested in applying for a position?
Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we announce opportunities throughout the school when spaces open up. Otherwise, join us at our AGM which is held towards the end of every year where the current committee steps down and everyone gets a chance to apply and explain how they are best suited for their desired role!
The organising committee is a strapping bunch dedicated to improving student life and opportunities. They meet weekly and everyone is encouraged to attend and pitch in their ideas and feedback. There are a large variety of roles, all of which are essential for PsychSoc's smooth operations.

Interested in applying for a position?
Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we announce opportunities throughout the school when spaces open up. Otherwise, join us at our AGM which is held towards the end of every year where the current committee steps down and everyone gets a chance to apply and explain how they are best suited for their desired role!


Executive Team


President - David Yalpi

Degree and Year:
5th Year Bachelor of Science (Psychology)/ Bachelor of Laws

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
1. Learning how to tie my shoelaces properly. 2. Travel to Amsterdam 3. Become a professional poker player

What is a hidden talent that you have?
Can freestyle rap reasonably poorly

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Mastery over roasting - ability to masterfully and creatively insult people whilst also being able to cook the perfect Sunday BBQ


Vice President - Louisa McKenzie

Degree and Year:
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Majoring in Psychology and Human Resource Management)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Getting a pug to cuddle 25/7, eventually live and work in Shanghai for 6 months, and marry Nick Jonas

What is a hidden talent that you have?
If I'm not tripping over anything, I'm walking into everything

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
To be perfect or stop time so I can do everything perfectly


Secretary - Sophia Liang

Degree and Year:
2nd Year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Learn how to ride a bike, Get off my Ls, not failing assignments

What is a hidden talent that you have?
I can sing all the lyrics to Justin Bieber's songs, rapping parts included

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Telekinesis


Treasurer - Krishan Jeyamoorthy

Degree and Year:
3rd Year Bachelor of Psychology

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Cook an insanely good curry. Sky dive while playing black jack. Create my own company which sells cool matte black shoes which can store heat and release heat.

What is a hidden talent that you have?
I can find a discount on anything or cheap my way out of anything.

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Shoot indestructible laser beam with at least 30km range


Arc Delegate - Peter Mavroidis

Degree and Year:
3rd year Bachelor of Psychological Science

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Skiing/snowboarding; bungee jumping; watch an EPL or Champions League game live

What is a hidden talent that you have?
Can play decent table tennis

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Lift Thor's hammer


Coordinators


Academic Coordinator - David Cohen

Degree and Year:
2nd Year Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Road trip across America, go to the Super Bowl, own a German Shepherd

What is a hidden talent that you have?
Leeching lifts so I can perpetuate not having my licence

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
The ability to manipulate time


Academic Coordinator - Yuki Yuhang Wen

Degree and Year:
2nd Year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Learn Japanese, finish my photocard collection of my favourite Kpop group, get my Ps (oops)

What is a hidden talent that you have?
I used to do translations and subtitles (and would like to do them again one day)!

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
To stop and start time


Social Coordinator - Jessica Chan

Degree and Year:
2nd Year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
1. Go without alcohol for 4 days, 2. Cliff Diving without a safety harness, 3. Go to Mexico, assume a different identity and never return to Australia

What is a hidden talent that you have?
Wallowing in self-pity

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Time-bending


Social Coordinator - Justine Lee

Degree and Year:
Honours Year Bachelor of Advanced Science (Psychology)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Swim with stingrays or sea turtles (or any sea creatures), learn to meditate, fly first class

What is a hidden talent that you have?
I can fall asleep instantly when I get in a car, anytime in any car.

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Time manipulation and telepathy (sorry too hard to pick!)


Marketing & Media Coordinator (Design) - Janice Yung

Degree and Year:
2nd Year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Bungee jumping, get my Ps, visit one country from each continent in the world

What is a hidden talent that you have?
I can fold my tongue into a clover shape

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Shape shifting


Marketing and Media Coordinator (Promotions) - Annabelle Xie

Degree and Year:
3rd Year Bachelor of Science/Arts

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Going to Japan, get my P's, and get my P's

What is a hidden talent that you have?
Co-ordinating other people's outfits (I'm terrible at coordinating my own though).

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Probably the ability to duplicate anything.


Relations Coordinator (External) - Shirley Tang

Degree and Year:
2nd Year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Indoor skydiving + donate blood + spend a night in a capsule hotel

What is a hidden talent that you have?
Will know if someone has been or is eating a mandarin nearby

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
To slow down time


Relations Coordinator (Internal)- Kevin Zhen

Degree and Year:
2nd Year Bachelor of Psychological Science

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
1. Owning a house in Sydney, 2. Go to Camp Flog Gnaw, 3. Owning a dog

What is a hidden talent that you have?
I'm not a bad swimmer.

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Teleportation



Sports Coordinator - Courtney Cross

Degree and Year:
3rd Year Bachelor of Psychological Science

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
I want to visit Finland and stay in the igloo's that look up to the Aurora Borealis. I would love to attend an Olympic Games outside of Australia and swim my way through the La Tomatina festival in Spain.

What is a hidden talent that you have?
Even though I was kicked out of my visual arts classes at school for talking, majority of my spare time goes into drawing, making new things for my wall or stalking Pinterest for my next DIY project.

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
The power of healing



Year Representatives


First Year Representative - Ayriane De Luna

Degree and Year:
1st Year Bachelor of Commerce/Science

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Go to a Lambo dealership, test drive some cars, leave and never come back, See the Northern Lights, Recreate the scene on top of the Empire State Building in Sleepless in Seattle

What is a hidden talent that you have?
I can wiggle my nose funny

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Be a billionaire playboy and own an enterprise and use my money to buy cool gadgets and a secret underground lair under my mansion so I can fight crime and be the hero that Gotham deserves but not the one it needs // OR being legit waterbending


First Year Representative - Eli Hall

Degree and Year:
1st Year Bachelor of Psychology/Law

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Go to Antartica, be on a quiz/reality show and get bigger calves

What is a hidden talent that you have?
Professional Yugioh player

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Shapeshifting


Second Year Representative - Cait Scally

Degree and Year:
2nd Year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
1. Actually make a bucket list, 2. Refer to 1, 3. Refer to 1

What is a hidden talent that you have?
Using any available resource to remove a beer bottle-cap

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Time manipulation


Second Year Representative - Samantha Chapman

Degree and Year:
2nd Year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Live in France, party in Amsterdam, eat in Italy!

What is a hidden talent that you have?
Baking

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Be able to move objects with my mind!


Third Year Representative - Amy Li

Degree and Year:
3rd Year Bachelor of Music/ Bachelor of Advanced Science (Psychology)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Learn to trapeze, visit Antarctica, make a giant bowl of spicy instant noodles using the entire 5-pack and eat the whole thing

What is a hidden talent that you have?
Being able to sing really badly

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Mind reading (can you believe my psychology major hasn't taught me how to do that yet? Unbelievable. I demand a refund.)


Third Year Representative - Kevin Tsang

Degree and Year:
3rd Year Bachelor of Psychology

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Sleep 16 hours at once, ride a dolphin and drive a plane.

What is a hidden talent that you have?
Able to sleep on any mode of transport anywhere.

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Sweat money


Honours Representative - George Economidis

Degree and Year:
4th Year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
1) Visiting the Ice Hotels in Scandinavia, 2) Backpacking across South America, 3) Attending a Eurovision Song Concert in person

What is a hidden talent that you have?
Knowing the capital of every country in the world (I think)

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Having the ability to freeze time




Subcommittee


Alexandra Epstein

Degree and Year:
Bachelor of Life Sciences (Psychology)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Day trip to Blue Mountains, vegetarian yum cha, and an extensive list of countries I want to travel to.

What is a hidden talent that you have?
I can cook but tell everyone I can't

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
It would be a domestic superpower - to make dirty dishes clean or to unpack a dishwasher simply by pointing.


Andreo Cruz-Dimaano

Degree and Year:
2nd Year Bachelor of Psychological Science

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Sky diving, deep water diving and a massive solo concert

What is a hidden talent that you have?
Not sure if it's hidden exactly but I'm a singer :)

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Definitely flying


Brinley Meagher

Degree and Year:
2nd Year Bachelor of Arts (Psychology/Law)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Inca Trail, Coachella and Tomorrow Land

What is a hidden talent that you have?
I'm a dog whisperer

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
The ability to turn back time


Helen Fu

Degree and Year:
2nd Year Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management)/Science (Psychology)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
1) Being invited as a guest speaker at any event, 2) Achieve fluency in Chinese, 3) Learn to code an app

What is a hidden talent that you have?
Burping on command

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Sleeplessness


James Lian

Degree and Year:
2nd Year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Learn how to juggle 4+ balls, skydive, and be able to walk my cat

What is a hidden talent that you have?
I can bake crunchy, yet slightly chewy chocolate chip cookies

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Not needing sleep


Joanna Ho

Degree and Year:
2nd Year Bachelor of Commerce/Law

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
See the northern lights, pet all the dogs, running away with all those dogs (don't report me pls)

What is a hidden talent that you have?
Watching entire TV shows in one sitting

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Ability to teleport so I don't have to take the 891 again



Nick Kennedy

Degree and Year:
2nd Year Advanced Science

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
1. Going on exchange 2. Get a cat 3. Travel to South America

What is a hidden talent that you have?
Drinking other people's drinks

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Time freeze


Owen Sun

Degree and Year:
2nd Year Bachelor of Advanced Science (Psychology/Statistics Major)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
1) Ride a bike in Amsterdam 2) Visit Canada 3) Fake my death and go to Cuba

What is a hidden talent that you have?
I once stepped on a Lego brick without crying

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Being able to talk to and understand dogs


Rachelle Yung

Degree and Year:
1st Year Bachelor of Commerce/Advanced Science (Psychology)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
1. Go to Japan during cherry blossom season and snow season 2. Eat lots of interesting food 3. Figure out how to do 1 & 2 without becoming completely broke

What is a hidden talent that you have?
Finding free food at UNSW

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
The power to manipulate the weather - not to wildly change it, but to keep it stable so the clothes I wear in the morning don't become completely redundant in the afternoon (cursed Sydney weather)


Theresa Chang

Degree and Year:
2nd Year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Name three things currently on your bucket list!
Riding a gondola in Venice, see snow, go to Santorini.

What is a hidden talent that you have?
I can play two Chinese instruments

If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Teleportation






2017 UNSW PsychSoc.