BELS Membership Categories & Fees

BELS Membership fees, reviewed and renewed annually, contribute toward administration of the organisation, delivery of member benefits, meeting management/logistics, attendee services, communications, fundraising and marketing.

Your involvement in and support of BELS is an investment in your community.  We look forward to welcoming you and we encourage your active involvement to benefit yourself, your organisation and the sector.

PRIMARY MEMBERSHIP

Open to individual alumni of UK universities and others with UK roots working globally outside the UK, and UK-based individuals who have returned to the UK after a spell working overseas. Our most popular choice, Primary Membership includes the following benefits.    Primary Membership fee: £275 annually Join now as a Primary BELS Member

  • Show your commitment to UK life sciences
  • Participate in the work of BELS
  • Subscription to BELS Brief Clips—uniquely UK-focused year-round e-news curating developments in the UK health and life sciences
  • Invitations to select BELS Brief Chats—virtual panels and roundtables
  • Access to BELS Blogs
  • Attendance at complimentary BELS in-person events
  • Invitations to BELS chargeable events at discounted rates
  • Connection requests to other members of the BELS community
  • Connection requests into UK organisations and government services and support
  • Advice and connections for those wishing to explore returning to the UK
  • Updates and links to new reports produced in the UK
  • Opportunities to give back to the UK

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

Open to individual alumni of UK universities and others with UK roots working globally outside the UK. This most economical level of membership is suitable for early career entrants, retired members of the community, and others on limited budgets.        Community Membership fee:  £100 annually Join now as Community Member

  • Show your commitment to UK life sciences
  • Subscription to BELS Brief Clips—uniquely UK-focused year-round e-news curating developments in the UK health and life sciences
  • Invitations to select BELS Brief Chats—virtual panels and roundtables
  • Access to BELS Blogs
  • Attendance at select complimentary BELS in-person events
  • Invitations to BELS chargeable events at full cost

FRIEND OF BELS

Open to life scientists who have an interest in this important UK sector but don’t fit the profile for British-educated membership levels. Friends of BELS receive our e-news curation that is uniquely focused on developments in the UK health and life sciences, invitations to some BELS events, and access to carefully-tended, precisely-targeted connections into the UK health and life sciences and in other global markets (such connections represent an add-on service for Friends of BELS).    £150 annually  Join now as a Friend of BELS

  • Strengthen your connection to and awareness of the UK health and life sciences
  • Subscription to BELS Brief Clips—uniquely UK-focused year-round e-news curating developments in the UK health and life sciences
  • Invitations to select BELS Brief Chats—virtual panels and roundtables
  • Access to BELS Blogs
  • Attendance at select complimentary BELS in-person events
  • Invitations to BELS chargeable events at full cost
  • Connection into UK organisations and government services and support (an add-on service)
  • Carefully-considered requests for precisely-targeted life science connections across the globe (an add-on service)

CHARTER MEMBERSHIP

Open to individual alumni of UK universities and others with UK roots working globally outside the UK, and UK-based individuals who have returned to the UK after a spell working overseas who champion the BELS cause and help support its operation with an enhanced commitment on an annual basis.  Charter Members will be recognised on the BELS website (unless you opt out)   Charter Membership fee: £500 annually Join now as a Charter BELS Member

  • Show your commitment to UK life sciences
  • Participate in the work of BELS; weigh in on strategy, priorities & activities
  • Subscription to BELS Brief Clips—uniquely UK-focused year-round e-news curating developments in the UK health and life sciences
  • Invitations to BELS Brief Chats—virtual panels and roundtables
  • Access to BELS Blogs
  • Attendance at BELS complimentary in-person events
  • Invitations to BELS chargeable events at discounted rates
  • Connection requests to other members of the BELS community
  • Connection requests into UK organisations and government services and support
  • Advice and connections for those wishing to explore returning to the UK
  • Updates and links to new reports produced in the UK
  • Opportunities to give back to the UK
  • Demonstration of greater support for BELS
  • Preferred invitations to discrete BELS events (dinners, small gatherings, etc.)
  • Listed on BELS web site (unless you opt out)

SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP

Open to individual alumni of UK universities and others with UK roots working globally outside the UK, and UK-based individuals who have returned to the UK after a spell working overseas who invest in the organisation with a three-year commitment.  Their generosity helps to support the planning and delivery of BELS activities. Sustaining Members will be recognised on the BELS website (unless you opt out).    Sustaining Membership fee: £1500 includes 3 years of membership Join now as a Sustaining BELS Member

  • Show your commitment to UK life sciences
  • Participate in the work of BELS; weigh in on strategy, priorities & activities
  • Subscription to BELS Brief Clips—uniquely UK-focused year-round e-news curating developments in the UK health and life sciences
  • Invitations to BELS Brief Chats—virtual panels and roundtables
  • Access to BELS Blogs
  • Attendance at BELS complimentary in-person events
  • Invitations to BELS chargeable events at discounted rates
  • Connection requests to other members of the BELS community
  • Connection requests into UK organisations and government services and support
  • Advice and connections for those wishing to explore returning to the UK
  • Updates and links to new reports produced in the UK
  • Opportunities to give back to the UK
  • Demonstration of greater support for BELS
  • Preferred invitations to discrete BELS events (dinners, small gatherings, etc.)
  • Listed on BELS web site (unless you opt out)

SPRINGBOARD CONTRIBUTOR

Springboard Contributions to BELS can make all the difference in helping to put the organization on a firm financial footing over the longer term, enabling delivery of expanded programming to encourage greater collaboration and faster progress, and supporting our work to extend the global reputation, reach and impact of the UK life sciences sector which is so critical to the UK economy. Such contributions will be truly appreciated and put to good use. Springboard Contribution: £5,000 annually Join now as a Springboard Contributor

BELS UK Affiliates and Partners are clearly vital to our community as they play key roles throughout this UK sector. And BELS is performing a vital service to such organisations and our sector. Learn more here.