Gendis Puan, often known as Dissy, is a student from IUP Batch 2020. Recently, Dissy joined a committee and internship program at HIMPSI, with guidance from Dr. Edilburga Wulan Saptandari from the Educational Psychology Course. Before becoming an intern, Dissy joined a committee for an event at HIMPSI. There are various benefits to joining this committee, from gaining experience and enhancing relationships with people in the field of psychology. After the committee, Dissy got offered to join an internship program as an assistant for Dr. Edilburga Wulan Saptandari in HIMPSI. Therefore, Dissy got to work in Compartment B at HIMPSI. The workloads involve a variety of tasks that comprise the essence of what a proficient assistant would undertake, which include composing letters, organizing comprehensive rundowns, refining documents, making reservations, taking notes, and ensuring that the flow of communication between both parties remains efficient during meetings.
On Friday, 29 September 2023, the class of Psychology of Disaster and Crisis had a field study at Papringan, Yogyakarta, where they linked up with the Disaster Management and Community Service Unit of Gereja Kristen Jawa Ambarrukma, often known as PB Palma. The PB Palma established a flood early warning system (EWS) around river areas which serves its purpose to detect the river’s water level. The purpose of this field study is to introduce the students to an invention made by the local community which has a prominent value to several areas in Yogyakarta, specifically areas around rivers that are prone to be caught in a flood. One of the river areas that is surrounded by houses that might cause a risk of flood is the Gajah Wong River.
One of the IUP Psychology students batch 2022, Asma Ningrum Abdurrahman was given the incredible opportunity to compete in a prestigious Model United Nations (MUN) competition in Singapore. Asma is a member of the UGM Model United Nations Community. She registered with the International Delegation in Singapore MUN and was appointed World Health Assembly. The delegates must create a resolution related to ‘The Question of Substandard and Falsified Drugs’ and ‘The Question of the Protection of Healthcare Workers. Asma is assigned as the delegate of the Republic of Mauritius. The conference lasted four days, from 6 until 9 June 2023. After speeches and debates, Asma is overjoyed to be chosen as a competition winner, being the first Honorable Mention in the World Health Assembly Council. For Asma, it was a challenging and rewarding experience that required her complete commitment and participation throughout the event, primarily since she represents herself as a Gadjah Mada University student.
On Friday, 12 Mei 2023, the character education and development class conducted a field study at Olifant School accompanied by Ms. Elga Andriana, Ph.D. The event’s main topic was character education, titled “The Art of Implementing Character Education.” The activity consists of presenting material, sharing experiences by Olifant students, and question & answer related to the material from IUP Psychology students.
The initial discussion mainly focused on the roles of the community, teachers, and schools for their students. Olifant emphasizes that the students have a decisive role when they have Teaching-Learning activities. For example, teachers encourage students to make a target and agreement for the class by deciding on one behavior that everyone in the class has to improve. With commitment and responsibility, students are motivated to be committed to the class and take accountability for what they do in each class session. Students also favor active class participation as they engage in class discussions and introduce various new ideas to the debate.
Manar Al-Ogaidi is an exchange student from Macquarie University. Manar’s student exchange program was at the international undergraduate psychology program in Universitas Gadjah Mada. Courses she completed included: Community Empowerment and Psychoeducation, Psychology of Communication, Mental Health, Psychology of Marriage and Family, Psychology and Culture, Psychology of Disaster and Crisis, Psychology of Emotion and Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
She really loved the new learning environment! She felt extremely welcomed and comfortable from the first time she arrived. She really appreciated how they were given the ‘feels at home away from home’ T-shirts when they first arrived too! Those kind, unforgettable gestures from both peers and teaching staff continued throughout her time at Jogja and in UGM. She also found the classrooms really interesting as they reminded her of a highschool layout. She loved that since the class seemed close together, which is different to her uni classes in Sydney with a cohort of over 1000.