Undergraduate membership

"I joined the BNA as an undergraduate member to be a part of the neuroscience community, not only in the UK but internationally as well through FENS.  It means a lot to me that I'm able to help advance and raise awareness of neuroscience and its importance to us all".
Elena Toma, BNA undergraduate member.

Join online today: Just £1 a month

With over 1000 student members, the BNA has a big role in supporting neuroscience students to grow within neuroscience and beyond.  Examples of ways that BNA membership can grow your enjoyment of neuroscience and develop your career:

Credibility campaign

Heavily reduced or free tickets for BNA events, including BNA Festivals

Eligibility for prizes, bursaries, & roles such as LGSR or Committee member

The BNA Bulletin, full of neuro news & research, delivered direct to your door

Networking opportunities - get the chance to meet big names in neuroscience

Learn about career paths following a neuroscience degree, in academia or beyond


Free membership of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies

Annual fee: £12.00

Undergraduate/Student: Eligibility criteria

Minimum age of 16. Qualifying students need to be undertaking, or preparing to undertake, any bioscience degree in a recognised university or Higher Education Institution.

Includes medical students studying for a 5 or 6 year medical degree. 

Proof of student status, valid for up to six years, will be required in order to prove eligibility. This can be a photo, pdf or other document of, for example, your student ID card, a letter from your school, or enrollment information. You will be asked to upload this during the online application procedure.  Don't worry if you haven't got this to hand! - you can still submit an application form, and then send proof of student status to us afterwards. 

Full list of benefits

Our core membership benefits for undergraduates are listed below.

Alongside our core benefits, we also offer a range of special member incentives such as competitions, prize draws and discounts throughout the year - please look out for these notifications in the member eBulletin and via our social media channels! 

  • Free or reduced registration rates for all BNA events
  • Eligibility for BNA student prizes
  • Eligibility for travel bursaries
  • Printed copies of the BNA Bulletin (3 per year)
  • Free membership of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) (see how to activate)
  • Free training materials, webinars, virtual conferences other resources at Neuronline
  • Opportunity to become a BNA Local Group Student Representative
  • Opportunity to publish articles for the BNA website and Bulletin
  • Up to 50% off Royal Society of Biology Training events
  • 15% discount on all books from Wisepress
  • Monthly e.bulletin with news, offers and events
  • Free online access to the European Journal of Neuroscience
  • 50% discount on Royal Society of Biology membership for the first two years
  • 10% off joint membership with the International Neuroethics Society
  • Reduced APC charges for the BNA journal ‘Brain and Neuroscience Advances
  • Reduced registration fees for events and meetings run by partnering organisations 
  • Eligibility for Local Group funding (via your own Local Group Representative)
  • Reduced registration fees via FENS-sponsored abstract slots for the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting (read more)
  • Access to members-only information about travel grants, fellowships, grant-writing and other useful resources
  • Continuously updated member-only offers e.g. discounts on journals and books
  • Free advertising in the BNA Bulletin, e.bulletin and website 
  • Free online job listings

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Be part of a respected national academic society that represents UK neuroscience nationally and internationally