Members of psyCH can be all psychology departments of the Swiss universities and the Swiss universities of applied sciences. At the moment these are the Psychological Institutes of the Universities of Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Lausanne, and Zurich, as well as the Institutes of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) in Olten and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Zurich. All psychology students whose student council (Fachschaft) is a member of psyCH are automatically a part of psyCH.
The individual student councils are represented by student representatives, so-called local.orgs, at the annual general meeting and the local-org-meeting. They elect the Presidential Team of psyCH and vote on annual accounts, budget and various project proposals. Through the membership fee of the student councils, the engaged work of psyCH becomes possible.
psyCH is actively involved in the discussion of relevant topics in psychology on a national (among the student councils and between different professional associations) and international level (in contact with the European umbrella organizations).
With the help of fair financing of events and projects (e.g. the psyKo or psyPra) the exchange among students can be promoted. Students can also be supported in finding a professional career and there is also space for other interesting projects. Further information on the rights and obligations of us and our members can be found here: Legal notice.
Together with our partners we successfully work on projects by and for psychology students. Our partners contribute a wide range of experience in various areas of psychology and support us in the organization of our own and joint projects.