Here you'll find useful links, documents, and information about the variety of benefits and opportunities which membership gives you.
For example, perhaps you're interested in finding out more about the variety of Publications which are available to you as a BPS member?
There are also many other ways you can Enhance Your Membership, from becoming a Fellow or Associate Fellow, to joining one of our many searchable directories/registers.
All our members, plus our Affiliate Subscribers, are able to make use of the myCPD online planning system to keep track of their ongoing professional development.
Student, Graduate, and Chartered members are eligible for discounted access to a number of our workshops.
e-Learning course discounts
All members and subscribers are eligible to receive a discount on any e-learning courses which we provide.
The society works with three insurers to provide preferential rates to our members.
For more details, contact the insurers directly:
The Society will now subsidise the Article Publication Charge (APC) in our own 11 journals for Graduate and Chartered members who are corresponding authors of accepted papers.
We will cover 100% of the APC making your accepted article open access and freely available for the journals listed below.
All articles will be subject to the usual review process and terms and conditions, and authors will retain copyright.
- British Journal of Clinical Psychology
- British Journal of Developmental Psychology
- British Journal of Educational Psychology
- British Journal of Health Psychology
- British Journal of Social Psychology
- British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology
- British Journal of Psychology
- Journal of Neuropsychology
- Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
- Legal and Criminological Psychology
- Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice
To take advantage of this offer select the British Psychological Society as your funder when prompted on the Wiley submission system.
For further information contact the Membership Team.
The BPS hosts over 100 events annually, including conferences, lectures, and workshops, which offer the perfect opportunity for you to begin building a network of colleagues and contacts.
Why not join over 7,000 other delegates, all from a wide range of specialisms, who attend and enjoy our full range of events?
Our geographical branches exist to help you meet and exchange ideas with others in your local area.
Joining one of our Member Networks is a key way to further your professional interests by sharing your knowledge with your colleagues, or by learning more about our support groups for undergraduates, postgraduates, and trainees.
By joining and accessing the variety of Divisions, Sections, and Groups avilable you will be able to acquire additional knowledge, information, support, and benefits related to your specific area(s) of interest and stay up to date with developments within your specific field(s).
35% discount on books
Student, Graduate, and Chartered members are eligible to receive a 35% discount on all of the titles featured within PsychSource, including the BPS Blackwell books range.
To use this discount please visit the Psychsource site and sign in.
Once you have signed in click on 'My Book Discount Code' (in the top blue bar) to reveal your 5-digit discount code.
After this simply select the book you’d like to purchase, and you will be taken to the Wiley website.
Simply add your code at the shopping cart, and the discount will be applied.
Oxford University Press members discount
Society members receive a 20% discount on books purchased from the Oxford University Press.
To receive this offer visit the OUP British Psychological Society Book Club.
Please note this discount is only available via the link on this page.
Evidence-Based Mental Health - discounted subscription
The society provides discounted subscription rates for its members.
Select your preferred EBMH subscription below for access to the BPS member discount registration page:
Annual Review discounts
Society members qualify for a 30% discount on all issues of both the Annual Review of Psychology and the Annual Review of Clinical Psychology.
Visit the Annual Reviews website, select subscriptions and follow the personal pricing link to place an order for the required title.
Make sure you enter the promotional code BRITPSYCH to receive the discount is applied (the discount will not show until near the end of the transaction, before payment is completed).
Please note: Annual Review of Psychology volumes 1–56 (1950–2005) and three other Annual Review titles to 2005 (Neuroscience, Medicine, and Sociology) are available free to BPS members through EBSCO's Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection.
Meeting room hire - Leicester and London
All Student, Graduate, and Chartered members are eligible to receive a 30% discount when booking meeting rooms at our Leicester and London offices.
Society membership gives you access to a whole range of work and lifestyle benefits through Wider Wallet – your Members Benefits website.
Whether you would like to save money at high-street stores, enjoy discounts on your supermarket shopping or splash out on a treat, there's something for everyone.
Income tax relief on subscription fees
The Inland Revenue has agreed to allow tax relief on all membership subscription fees, including division, section, special group and journal payments.
Below is an extract from the Inland Revenue to the Marketing and Promotions Officer dated 4 March 2004:
'Approval under Section 18 Finance Act 1958 (now Section 344 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003) was granted to the society in 1959. This means that members may claim tax relief for their annual membership subscriptions (core subscription). It has been decided that this approval should be extended to include any additional annual subscription for membership of a division, section or special group. The extension also includes any additional subscription paid by members for any of the society's publications.'
To claim, you should either list these payments in your annual tax return or write to your tax office with details of the total amounts paid, what they were and your membership number. Your tax code will be adjusted accordingly.
For more information on how to claim, contact our Subscriptions Department:
Tel: +44(0)195 221 4066
Email: [email protected]
Disclosure and Barring Service checks / Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme
If you are a member of the BPS, and are self-employed or taking one of our Society Qualifications the simplest way to obtain a DBS check or to join the PVG scheme would be through us.
To be eligible for a Disclosure and Barring Service Check the role must fall within the DBS definitions of Regulated Activity and the employment decision must be made in England or Wales.
You can apply for either a Standard (£65) or Enhanced (£85) check.
Please note: if you require this check for enrolment on a Society Qualification then you will need to undertake an Enhanced Check.
The DBS check is an online application. For guidance please consult the documents below:
- More information about the Disclosure and Barring Service
To be eligible for the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme you must be working in Scotland and undertaking Regulated Activity with children and/or adults.
We are able to process applications for both new and existing members of the PVG Scheme (£85).
The PVG Scheme requires you to complete a paper application form. Email [email protected] for a copy of this form. Please provide your membership details and confirm if you are already a member of the PVG Scheme.
If you are not a current member but would like to apply for one of these checks through the society, you will need to first join the BPS.