Student membership is available for those in full time education, studying forensic science or a related subject.
Student membership is a reduced rate membership, which is open to individuals who are studying full time and have an interest in forensic science or closely related disciplines. This is a temporary membership, in that it terminates when the student graduates, but the graduate will be eligible for Affiliate membership at this stage. Student members have no voting rights, are not eligible to serve on Council of the Society, are not governed by the Code of Conduct and are not entitled to use post-nominals indicating Society membership.
Applicants are expected to satisfy the following criteria with regards to academic qualifications;
• Applicants undertaking full time undergraduate or postgraduate instruction in forensic science or a related discipline
Applicants are not expected to have any occupational experience to be eligible for student membership.
Student Membership fees and benefits
For the current student membership fee and the list of membership benefits, please consult the general FSSoc membership page.
Application to Become A Student Member of the FSSoc
Applicants are required to:
1. Download and complete the application form [download]
2. Provide confirmation of a course of study
Specific questions about membership can be directed to the Membership Secretary and the application documents should be sent to the Membership Secretary at the FSSoc Offices, along with any supporting documentation. Full details of the application requirements can be found on the application form.
In addition to the application form, we recommend you also complete and return a direct debit form, to ensure that future payment of FSSoc fees is quick and easy for you and also a gift aid form, that enables us, as a charity, to reclaim basic rate tax already paid on the donation from HM Revenue & Customs. The gift aid form does not affect your fees at all, and benefits the FSSoc and in turn, the FSSoc members. If you pay higher rate tax and make a donation through Gift Aid you can claim some tax back. Please visit HMRC website for further information.