Society Affiliation 2017/18

How to join

Guidance notes and application form
• Society affiliation is open to student physics or astronomy societies in the UK and Ireland
• More than one society from a single university may affiliate, provided each can demonstrate clearly that the specific aims or membership of the society are sufficiently different from any other societies at the same university. Main examples are separate physics and astronomy societies, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate societies. Other cases will be decided upon by the IOP
• In order to become affiliated, societies must complete the application form. Two named contacts must be given; please ensure contact details are correct. Both contacts must be individual student members of the IOP
• Affiliation is valid for one academic year. Societies must re-affiliate each year. The society should contact the IOP if either of the named contacts changes during the academic year
• Affiliation is a prerequisite to applying for IOP grants

Please complete the application form  (PDF, 4MB) and return by email to

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