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Schools and Colleges are able to become members of the Royal Society of Biology through SCAS membership, which is specifically designed to be both accessible and affordable, providing a wide range of benefits to staff and students.


  • Subscription to the Journal of Biological Education - our international quarterly journal featuring the latest research into biology teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Subscription of The Biologist - the RSB membership magazine. Published four times a year, this is an excellent source of classroom material.
  • All pupils aged 14 - 19 are eligible to register for free BioNet membership - providing online access to The Biologist, a number of interesting emailed articles and competitions.
  • All staff receive a 30% discount on individual RSB membership - providing access to post nominal letters, professional registers (including Chartered Science Teacher - CSciTeach), our CPD scheme, significantly discounted training courses, invitations to a range of events and a subscription to The Biologist.


UK Schools annual fee: £66
Overseas Schools annual fee: £121


To become a SCAS member please Chris Longmore including the name and address of your school or college.

The Royal Society of Biology 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.

Through our partnership with the Biochemical Society, we are also able to offer:


  • Resources that highlight what biochemistry is and the opportunities available to those who study the molecular biosciences.
  • Careers information leaflets

Scientific outreach grants

The Biochemical Society offers up to £1,000 grants to support exciting and inspiring bioscience activities aimed at young people and the public.

Visit the grants section of our website for other funding opportunities.