If you are a full time student undergraduate studying the biosciences then becoming a student affiliate member of the Royal Society of Biology offers significant benefits and shows potential employers that you are serious about your future in the life sciences. If you have completed your undergraduate degree and are currently undertaking a masters or PhD, please visit our associate member page for the appropriate grade.
Strengthen your CV
Membership demonstrates to employers your qualifications, experience and commitment to being a professional bioscientist.
Money off books
Take advantage of a 20% discount on all life science titles from leading academic publishers Wiley Blackwell and Oxford University Press.
Five awards of £500 are made available each year to student members of the Society. The grants afford the opportunity of overseas travel in connection with biology. More information is available on the travel grants page.
Join our network
Get access to a network of experienced biologists - members include your lecturers as well as your future colleagues and employers.
Receive a free subscription to our leading magazine The Biologist. Biology is brought to life through an impressive range of review articles, whilst topical pieces discuss science policy, new developments or controversial issues. The magazine is published 6 times a year.
Meet our members
Read profiles from some of our student affiliate members.
The Royal Society of Biology (RSB) welcomes membership applications from everyone irrespective of age*, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Eligibility will be assessed against the RSB’s membership criteria, and the awarding of membership will be based on merit alone.
The RSB is committed to ensuring equal opportunities in the life sciences, and supports diversity throughout the pipeline; at school and higher education, in the workplace and training.
*Membership is not available to anyone under the age of 14.
School or college students aged 14 to 19 can apply to become BioNet members of the RSB.