Associate Member

Start your journey into physics with us.

If you’re beginning your journey into physics, whether as an apprentices, trainee or undergraduate, our Associate Member category is for you. Your membership will be based on your interests and career aspirations and we will support your progression to the next stage of membership. If you are a non-physics professional working in a relevant environment but do not yet qualify for the Member category, you can also join us as an Associate Member.

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I am an apprentice or trainee

An IOP membership will give you the recognition, status and connections to be part of the collective voice for apprentices and trainees in the physics community.

  • Take pride in being a part of a vibrant community that shares your passion and excitement for physics
  • Be recognised as a member during your scientific or engineering apprenticeship and beyond
  • Be part of the community with discounted rates for IOP conferences
  • Meet employers at our careers events and gain an advantage in the job market
  • Support your interests and career aspirations with volunteering and networking
  • Access online resources through our Career and Professional Development Hub to develop essential skills for the workplace
  • Stay ahead of all physics related news with our monthly flagship magazine, Physics World
  • Get involved with our work through IOP national committees, regional branches and special interest groups
  • Receive support to progress to the Member category upon completion of your apprentice training and in-work experience

I am an undergraduate

Membership makes you part of a wider community of physicists and gives you a respected sign of professionalism and commitment to physics.

  • Share your passion for physics with others
  • Be part of the community with discounted rates for IOP conferences
  • Meet employers at our careers events and gain an advantage in the job market
  • Support your interests and career aspirations with volunteering and networking
  • Access online resources through our Career and Professional Development Hub to develop essential skills for the workplace
  • Stay ahead of all physics related news with our monthly flagship magazine, Physics World
  • Get involved with our work through IOP national committees, regional branches and special interest groups
  • Progress to the Member category after graduation and receive support for the next stage of your career or studies

 

 

Associate Member Benefits

Knowledge

Physics World - Stay ahead of all physics related news with our monthly flagship magazine

Regular e-newsletter – receive the latest news and information that interests you from across the IOP

Community

Special Interest Groups – take your interest in physics further by joining one of our specialist groups and join experts in research and industry

Events & Conferences – Be part of the community with discounted rates for IOP conferences

IOP Branches – join our member-led branches promoting physics in their local area through lectures, networking, competitions and physics festivals

University Student Network – Be part of the University Student Network - a student-led network that supports physics students throughout the UK and Ireland by bringing IOP-affiliated societies together to allow them to share ideas and network

Inclusive membership – Be heard within the Institute by voting at IOP annual general meetings

IOP Member Plus – Get access to an exclusive portfolio containing  money-saving discounts on health and fitness, fashion, holidays, motoring, spa treatments, entertainment, technology and more

@physics.org - Create your own IOP forwarding email address

LinkedIn IOP Group – Connect with other physicists online with our Linkedin group for members

Volunteering -  Support your interests and career aspirations with volunteering and networking through IOP national committees, regional branches and special interest groups

Discounts - Receive discounted membership to other learned societies

Meeting Room - Get access to our meeting room at Portland Place

Professional development

Careers events - Gain an advantage in the job market by meeting employers at our employer-led careers events, participate in career-themed webinars and access our careers resources for physics events

IOP Career and Personal Development Hub – Access a range of online courses and resources, including CV completion and interviews tips, through the IOP Career and Personal Development Hub

Progress to Member - Receive support to progress to the Member category upon completion of your degree, apprentice training and in-work experience

Professional recognition

MinstP post nominal - Stand out with MinstP after your name on graduation

 

Apply Now

Discuss your membership with us email membership@iop.org or phone 020 7470 4800.

Fees for membership

Eligibility

Our Associate Member category is for trainees, including undergraduates and apprentices, and for professionals with an interest or experience in physics but who might not have the experience or knowledge to allow them to apply for Member.



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