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Your subscription supports efforts to maintain and expand the BELS community, along with development and delivery of our news flow, events (to which Members are eligible for discounted entry), and other efforts to enable connections and increase collaboration globally. 


  • Primary Membership: Individual alumni of UK universities and others with UK roots working globally outside the UK, and those who have returned to the UK after a spell working overseas.  £275 annual, renewable subscription fee
  • Budget Membership: Limited to very early career entrants who are individual alumni of UK universities and others with UK roots working globally outside the UK. £100 annual, renewable subscription fee
  • Charter Membership: Individual wishing to champion the BELS cause and help support its operation with an enhanced commitment on an annual basis. £500 annual, renewable subscription fee
  • Sustaining Membership: Individuals willing to invest in the organisation with a three-year commitment. 3 years of membership included. £1,500 3-year, renewable subscription fee
  • Springboard Contributor: Individuals willing to help put the organization on a firmer financial footing, 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. £5,000 annual, renewable subscription fee
  • Foundational Supporter: Within BELS sits an established, enthusiastic, influential global community of British-educated life scientists working across the health and life sciences in 43 countries at over 1800 organisations outside the UK. BELS was founded on the philosophy that collaboration spurs scientific progress. As a Foundational Supporter, organisations and individuals enable BELS to expand global awareness of the UK health and life sciences and strengthen connections to potential collaborators within the BELS community and beyond. Funding is our greatest challenge. Please contact Nigel Gaymond,
BELS Primary Membership£ 275  annual, renewable subscription feeSelect
BELS Budget Membership£ 100 annual, renewable subscription feeSelect
BELS Charter Membership£ 500 annual, renewable subscription feeSelect
BELS Sustaining Membership£ 1,500 subscription fee, 3 years of membership includedSelect
BELS Springboard Contributor£ 5,000 annual, renewable subscription feeSelect
BELS Affiliatestarts at £ 5,000  annual, renewable subscription feeSelect
BELS PartnerPlease contact Nigel Gaymond
BELS Foundational SupporterPlease contact Nigel Gaymond

A reimbursable business expense   Subscription to BELS offers clear strategic benefits to both individuals in the BELS community and the organisations at which they work, especially with regard to international collaboration, business development, and knowledge flows. The UK’s educational institutions produce life science talent aggregated by BELS that is in high demand the world over. The BELS initiative delivers unique curation of developments across the UK health & life sciences. Insights, information, and connections to the BELS community and fast-tracked access to UK assets are among the benefits offered to members. As such BELS subscription fees represent appropriate business expenses for tax purposes and for reimbursement by employers.