📚 Professional Bodies Resources

A Professional Body is an organisation with individual members practicing a profession or occupation in which the organisation maintains an oversight of the knowledge, skills, conduct and practice of that profession or occupation.

These resources have been provided by the Science Council to help show the role a Professional Body can play.

Science Council case studies; RSciTech:
Scientist case studies – The Science Council ~ : The Science Council ~

📽️ Videos

Professional Registration – Recognising Scientific Excellence – Professional Registration – Recognising Scientific Excellence (youtube.com)
Professional registers application RSci and RSciTech (RSC) – Professional registers application RSci and RSciTech (youtube.com)
Becky King RSciTech (IOP) – Associate Member: Becky King RSciTech (youtube.com)

Which Professional Body is right for me?

There are various Professional Bodies in science, all with something slightly different to offer. However, they all aim to support you in your professional development.

They may offer any or all of the following:

  • Training and education in the form of courses, lectures, workshops or online resources
  • Information on the scientific discipline in the form of journals and magazines or online resources
  • Networking opportunities
  • Career advice
  • Support for the non-science skills required to develop your career
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Library facilities
  • Meeting facilities

Read more here…

👩‍🎓 Some Professional Bodies cover more than one aspect.

If you are not sure which body to choose, pick the one that seems relevant to you. Try it out for a year and then, if you want, change to another. You can keep your registration so long as you choose another licensed body, read more here.

Find out more about it on their website ❯