You might want to consider joining. Here are some of the benefits of student membership (other membership grades are available for more experienced biologists):
Six issues of this journal per year to keep you up to date with what’s happening in the life sciences plus our monthly members’ e-newsletter.
Travel grants10 awards of £500 are made available to members each year for overseas travel in connection with biological study.
Life Sciences Careers ConferenceExplore your career options and meet the experts at our national careers conference which takes place on a selection of dates around the country. The event is free for student members (£10 registration fee for non-members).
Undergraduate research bursaries60 awards are available each year at a rate of £180 per week for 6–8 weeks. The purpose of the awards is to give experience of research to undergraduates with research potential.
Strengthen your CV
Membership demonstrates your commitment to your future in the life sciences. When you graduate you can use the letters AMSB after your name to stand out from the crowd.
Join our networkGain access to a network of over 13,000 experienced biologists. Members include your lecturers, future colleagues and employers.
Money off booksTake advantage of a 20% discount on all life science titles from leading academic publishers.
Student membership costs just £15!
Individual members include practising scientists, students at all levels, professionals in academia, industry and education, and non-professionals with an interest in biology.
Our vision is of a world that understands the true value of biology and how it can contribute to improving life for all.
Our mission is to be the unifying voice for biology, to facilitate the promotion of new discoveries in biological science for national and international benefit, and to engage the wider public with our work.
Vocal: we act as the voice for biology
Inclusive: we support diversity and equality in the life sciences for all
Uniting: we bring together individuals and organisations to achieve our vision
Leading: we lead the field in our areas of work with a proactive and honest approach
Evolving: we respond and develop our resources to meet the evolving needs of the sector
Advancing: we advance biology interest, education, professional development and policy through our dedicated staff and volunteers
Inspiring: we aim to inspire our members and the public in the wonders of biology through our communication and engagement