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Full HUBS membership

Full HUBS membership is open to university departments interested in contributing to debates on priorities in the biosciences. The Head of Department is normally the point of contact but they can also nominate others to attend meetings and receive updates on their behalf.

Higher education institutions offering bioscience degress with 'university title' are eligible for Full HUBS membership.

Affiliate HUBS membership

Affiliate HUBS membership is open to further education and international institutions interested in contributing to national debates on priorities in the biosciences

Further education institutions offering bioscience degrees with degree awarding powers and cited on the UK government website as 'recognised body' are eligible for Affiliate HUBS membership.

International institutions are eligible when offering accredited Royal Society of Biology programmes, or (1) have formal links and articulations with institutions in the UK who are members of HUBS, and are therefore subject to oversight by the QAA.

Full HUBS membership benefits

  • Priority invitation to all HUBS events and 30% off the delegate fee for the HUBS Annual Meeting
  • Ability to apply for annual HUBS Teaching & Learning Grants, worth £1000 each
  • Opportunities to influence HE policy through contribution to Royal Society of Biology (RSB) responses to government consultations
  • High-level networking opportunities to share best practice with heads from a wide range of UK universities
  • Chances to contribute to HUBS work e.g. review of HE practical work, creation of Open Educational Resources, collation of the external examiners database
  • Invitations to HUBS and RSB special occasions
  • Discount on all RSB training courses for your staff through a membership code
  • Exclusive access to the HUBS mailing list with bulletins of latest opportunities and news in the HE biosciences sector
  • Exclusive access to the HUBS online educational resource, available at AdvanceHE connect
  • Discount of 50% on your first two years of RSB membership

Current members of HUBS


Aberystwyth University
Anglia Ruskin University
Aston University
Birmingham City University
Brunel University London
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff University
Coventry University
Durham University
Edinburgh Napier University
Glasgow Caledonian University
Heriot-Watt University
Keele University
Kingston University
Lancaster University
Leeds Beckett University
Liverpool John Moores University
Loughborough University
Manchester Metropolitan University
Middlesex University
Newcastle University
Nottingham Trent University
Oxford Brookes University
Queen Mary, University of London
Queen's University Belfast
Roehampton University
Royal Holloway, University of London
Sheffield Hallam University
St George's University of London
Staffordshire University
The Open University
The University of Manchester
University College London (UCL)
University of Aberdeen
University of Bath
University of Bedfordshire
University of Birmingham
University of Bolton
University of Bradford
University of Brighton
University of Chester
University of Derby
University of East Anglia (UEA)
University of East London
University of Edinburgh
University of Exeter
University of Glasgow
University of Hertfordshire
University of Huddersfield
University of Hull
University of Kent
University of Leeds
University of Leicester
University of Lincoln
University of Liverpool
University of Oxford
University of Plymouth
University of Portsmouth
University of Reading
University of Sheffield
University of Southampton
University of St Andrews
University of Surrey
University of Sussex
University of the West of England
University of Ulster
University of Warwick
University of West of Scotland - Hamilton Campus
University of Wolverhampton
University of York
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
York St John University
Zoological Society of London