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
- Log in to your portal account
- Navigate to the ‘Memberships and Subscriptions’ tile
- Click on the ‘reinstate’ button
- Press ‘proceed to checkout’
- 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.
If your membership lapsed over 2 years ago
If you’d like to re-join the society and your membership has lapsed for 2 years or more, you will need to submit a new application and upload copies of your qualifications as part of the process.
Please refer to the ‘Become a member’ pages where you can find the right membership type for you: BPS membership
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.
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.
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.
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 subscription fees by 74 per cent.
Please email the subscriptions team to inform us of your circumstances. Remember to quote your membership number.
Am I eligible for Chartered membership?
In order for the society to determine if you’re eligible for Chartered membership you’ll need to complete an online application.
Am I eligible for Graduate membership?
In order for the society to determine if you’re eligible for Graduate membership you’ll need to complete an online application.
How do I apply for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC)?
You’ll need to complete an online application for Graduate membership.
The Graduate Basis for Chartered membership will automatically be granted if you’re eligible for Graduate membership. View further information on the Graduate membership (GMBPsS) page.
How can I opt in to receive member emails?
Update your contact preferences to receive essential emails from us relating to your membership or keep to date with the latest news from your Branch, Division or Section.
Update your contact preferences
- Head to the portal
- Sign in with your email and password
- Click the ‘preferences’ tile
- Tick the box ‘please send me information by email’ (to be sent marketing emails from the society)
- Tick the ‘latest news’ under whichever networks you are a member of (to be sent emails from your network)
- Tick the box ‘receive local branch updates’ (to be sent emails from your branch)
- Click save
If you have any queries, please contact [email protected].
I need a receipt
You’ll need to sign into the portal and select the Invoices tab to view or download your paid invoices.