Welcoming people

Re-join us

Joining us again is now even easier - find out how.

Come back. We miss you.

We want you back where you belong, flying the flag for psychology and helping us in our aim to advance the discipline.

Reinstate your membership in just a few simple steps

  1. Log in to your portal account 
  2. Navigate to the ‘Memberships and Subscriptions’ tile
  3. Click on the ‘reinstate’ button
  4. Press ‘proceed to checkout’
  5. Pay your membership fee

If you have not already registered for a portal account, then don’t worry, it only takes a few minutes to setup. Visit portal.bps.org.uk and click on the ‘register’ button to get started.

Make paying your membership fees easier 

If you have a UK bank account and would like to set up a Direct Debit with us, all you have to do is follow the first four steps outlined above. When you get to the checkout, you will be given the option to set up your Direct Debit.

Want to upgrade your membership?

Once you’ve re-joined the society, it’s easy for you to upgrade your membership. Firstly, make sure you meet the eligibility criteria set out for that membership grade. You can find this information by visiting the membership section of our website and clicking through to the grade you wish to apply for.

Then start an online membership application with us. You will be able to track the progress of your application in your portal account. Just log in and select the ‘Applications’ tab.

We can help you through financially hard times

If you’ve recently retired, started a postgraduate course or you are unable to pay your full membership fee due to special circumstances, you could benefit from reduced membership fees.

Postgraduate members

If you are on a postgraduate course or you are enrolled on a society qualification we can reduce your membership fees by 74 per cent.

Please email the subscriptions team providing your membership number and full course details (including your final year of study) and we will apply the reduction for the duration of your course.

Retired members

If you are retired and have been a society member for less than 30 years, you will receive a 50 per cent reduction on your main fees.

If you are retired and have been a member for more than 30 years, you will be exempt from all subscription fees.

To request this change, please email the subscriptions team quoting your membership number.

Special circumstances

If you are unable to pay your full membership fee due to special circumstances i.e. you are on maternity leave/carers leave, we can offer you a 50 per cent reduction on your main subscription.

If you are unemployed, we can reduce your main subscriptions fees by 74 per cent.

Please email the subscriptions team to inform us of your circumstances. Remember to quote your membership number.