Becoming a   member   FAQs

How do I know if my membership application has been accepted?

Once we accept your application, you receive an email confirmation from the SEB team. We welcome you to SEB Membership and provide your membership details (including your login details for the members’ area).

How long does it take to process my membership application?

Membership will commence after payment by credit or debit card has been made.

If you apply for membership and we don't process your application before a deadline, for example, for a grant application, email   [email protected]   and be assured that your email will be responded to.

If you apply for membership and you have a query with the application  please email   [email protected] , and for example, for a grant application, email   [email protected] 

When will my membership start / end

Your membership begins on the day that you make your membership payment.

Your expiry date can be found on your:

  • membership welcome email

How will I know if my payment has been successful

All our online payments use the Worldpay website. If your payment is successful, you will receive a payment confirmation email from Worldpay when your payment has been taken.

I cannot register as a new member because my email address is already in use.

If your email is already in use, you already have a non-member account with us, which we created when you registered for one of our meetings or services.

Please don’t create a new profile, but email   ([email protected])   or phone us (020 7685 2600) and we will provide you with your login details. You can then log in and apply for membership from there.

I submitted my membership application but I need to amend/add some information to it. How can I do this?

Go to the members’ area on our website and log in. Click on ‘edit your membership application’ on the left and amend or add information to your application.

I didn’t finish my online membership application. How can I complete it?

We email you temporary login details when you apply with an incomplete application. When you are ready to complete the application, go to the members’ area on our website and log in. Click on ‘complete your membership application’, and then finish and submit your application.

I can’t log into my member profile as my username or password is not recognised. What can I do?

If you copy and paste your username and password from an email that we sent, be careful not to select any blank spaces before or after as these count as characters and so your login details will be incorrect.

If you still have problems logging in, contact [email protected] and we will help you.

How much does membership cost?

Take a look at our annual membership fees.

What membership category should I apply for?

Apply for a  student membership      if you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student.

You can apply for an   early career scientist membership      if you have graduated with a PhD, up to five years after your graduation date.

Apply for  a full membership     if you are a practising biologist, an academic or a researcher.

How do I apply for membership?

To apply to join the SEB, you need to complete an application form, pay the membership fee.

 

Renewing your membership FAQs

I am no longer a student or early career scientist. How can I change my membership category?

Your membership record holds your PhD graduation date. Based on the graduation date you have provided the SEB with, your membership category will change so when you renew you will automatically be offered the new membership category and fee. For example, if you are a scientist and pass your PhD graduation date, we off your an early career scientist membership.

If you are an early career scientist and your PhD graduation date passes five years, you will automatically be offered a full membership at the next renewal date.

How do I renew my membership?

You can renew your membership online, by direct debit, cheque, bank transfer or phone.

How do I know if my payment was successful?

All our online payments use the Worldpay website. If your payment is successful, you will receive a payment confirmation email from Worldpay when your payment has been taken.

I cannot register as a new member because my email address is already in use.

If your email is already in use, you already have a non-member account with us, which we created when you registered for one of our meetings or services.

Please don’t create a new profile, but email   ([email protected])  or phone us (020 7685 2600) and we will provide you with your login details. You can then log in and apply for membership from there.

I submitted my membership application but I need to amend/add some information to it. How can I do this?

We email you temporary login details when your application isn’t complete.

Go to the members’ area on our website and log in. Click on ‘edit your membership application’ on the left and amend or add information to your application.

I finished my online application but the payment was unsuccessful. How I can finalise my payment?

We email you temporary login details when your application is not successful.

Go to the members’ area on our website and log in. Click on ‘my account’ at the top of the page, and then the ‘make a payment’ from the drop-down menu. Select the outstanding payment and then ‘make payment’.

I finished my online application but the payment was unsuccessful. How I can finalise my payment?

I didn’t finish my online membership application. How can I complete it?

We email you temporary login details when you apply with an incomplete application. When you are ready to complete the application, go to the members’ area on our website and log in. Click on ‘complete your membership application’, and then finish and submit your application.

I don’t have the required documentation for my membership application. What can I do?

If you can’t submit the required documents when you apply to join, you can attach them to your application later when you have them.   However, we put your application on hold until we have received all the information we need.     Even if you have a deadline,   we cannot process an incomplete application.

We email you temporary login details when you apply with an incomplete application. When you have the documents we need, go to the members’ area on our website and log in. Click on ‘edit your membership application’, attach the documents and submit your application.

I can’t log into my member profile as my username or password is not recognised. What can I do

If you copy and paste your username and password from an email that we sent, be careful not to select any blank spaces before or after as these count as characters and so your login details will be incorrect.

If you still have problems logging in, contact admin[email protected] and we will help you.

What documentation do I need to provide in order to become a member?

What documentation do I need to provide in order to become a member?

We need you to provide supporting documents to verify that you are applying for an appropriate membership. These documents should either be attached as part of the online application process or.

If you download and complete a paper application form, the documents should be emailed, faxed to us with your form.

How much does membership cost?

Take a look at our annual membership fees.

What membership category should I apply for?

Apply for a student membership    if you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student.

You can apply for an early career scientist membership     if you have graduated with a PhD, up to five years after your graduation date.

Apply for a full membership      if you are a practising biologist, an academic or a researcher.

How do I apply for membership?

To apply to join the SEB, you need to complete an application form, pay the membership fee and provide us with some supporting documents.