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Welcome to the Wessex Branch of the British Psychological Society!

The Wessex Branch covers the South of England from Dorset in the west to East Sussex in the east and up to Berkshire in the north, and includes the Isle of Wight. You are automatically a member of the Wessex Branch if your postcode is one of the following:

We organise workshops and conferences in the south and south-east area of England and send regular Bulletins to members to publicise events and other items of interest.

Wessex Branch AGM & Rules

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Wessex Branch will be held on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 6pm at Room 1.05, Department of Psychology, King Henry Building, University of Portsmouth, PO1 2DK.

Nominations are invited for:



Honorary Treasurer

3 years

Ordinary Committee Member x8

3 years

Nominations for the above vacancies should be sent to the Honorary Secretary on the enclosed nomination form, at the Society’s offices to reach us no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 23 April 2014, at the address on the nomination form.

All nominees must be Voting Members of the Wessex Branch unless otherwise specified. The nominations require a proposer and seconder who must be Full Members of the Wessex Branch and the consent of the nominee to accept office, if elected, must be obtained in writing.

Nominees are asked to complete brief biographical details of not more than 300 words, using the reverse of the nomination form. This information will be used should a ballot be necessary.

Wessex AGM Notice 2014
Wessex Nomination Form 2014
BPS Wessex Branch Current Rules
BPS Wessex New Standardised Rules

To submit a nomination by email please scan a copy of the signed form and send it to the email address stated on the nomination form.
Alternatively, if the nominee does not have the signatures for the proposer or seconder, the nominee can email the completed form and ask that the proposer or seconder separately send an email from their Society-registered email address - including their membership number - to Member Network Services, stating they are happy to propose or second the nominee.

If you have any queries regarding the AGM, nominations or resolutions please email Member Network Services.

Dates for your diary:

BPS Wessex Branch - Student Conference 2014

Saturday 10 May 2014
To book: Please click here

Solent Seminars 2014
Date:Wednesday 28 May 2014, 4pm - 6pm
Venue: University of Portsmouth, Department of Psychology, King Henry Building, King Henry 1st Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2DY
To book: Please click here

Growing Learners via Growth Mindsets in UK Schools and beyond
Date: Wednesday 4 June 2014
Location: Room 1.05, Department of Psychology, King Henry Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2DK
Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm
To book: Please click here

All is not Lost!
Unlocking the potential for Cognitive Rehabilitation

Date: Tuesday 1 July 2014 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Friends’ Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF
To book: Please click here

For further details about events visit the Events Section.

Wessex Branch Hubs

As the Wessex Branch covers such an extended area, we have formed a number of local "Hubs" to cater for members who are unable to attend Branch events held some distance from their location.
If you are interested in becoming involved, please visit our hubs section for contact details.


Bursaries are available for students to attend conferences in the region. To be eligible, students must be members of the British Psychological Society, and live or study in Wessex. Please visit the bursaries section to view the Branch's policy on bursaries and apply now!

Assistant Psychologist Network

The Assistant Psychologist Network is now affliated to the BPS and encompasses all five hubs within Wessex. For more information please click here.

Wessex Bulletin

Copies of the Wessex Bulletin are available to download for free from the BPS online shop.

Recent Events

See photos from our Student Psychology Conference 2013 at Bournemouth University.

Contact us

Branch Chair Dr Gene Johnson

Branch Secretary Terry Butler

Branch Administrator Sheila Simons

This website is maintained by Sheila Simons. Please send me your listings for any events across the region.

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