ASE Membership

The Association For Science Education is a community of teachers, trainees, technicians, consultants and academics united by a common goal: promoting excellence in science education. By actively supporting continuous professional development, by harnessing the power of our community and by speaking with one voice on the issues that matter, we empower all science educators to deliver the best possible outcomes in their educational setting.

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ASE Membership

  • ASE Membership £45, Technician Membership £25 (plus any additional journal add on costs - see below)
  • Full list of benefits below but includes: free and discounted CPD, national and regional meet ups, access to resources and guidance, discounted publications, pathway to chartered status, Education in Science magazine, member update emails and more. 

Student Teacher Membership

  • Suitable for those in the first years of teacher training - across all UK teacher training pathways
  • First two years of membership FREE (plus any journal add-ons you choose - see below), 50% discount on ASE Membership for the third year of membership - £22.50
  • Full list of benefits below but includes: free and discounted CPD, national and regional meet ups, access to resources and guidance, discounted publications, pathway to chartered status, Education in Science magazine, member update emails and more. 

Institutional Membership

  • Share membership across your entire school, college or science department.
  • Corporate and charity membership rates also available 
  • Offering savings on equivalent individual membership. 
  • Full list of benefits below but includes: free and discounted CPD, national and regional meet ups, access to resources and guidance, discounted publications, pathway to chartered status, Education in Science magazine, member update emails and more. 

Membership Benefits

Join the community

Community

From presenting at an event or annual conference to writing for our online journals or joining one of our regional or national committees, there are plenty of opportunities for members to network and gain valuable skills through supporting ASE activity.

CPD and networking events

Professional Learning

Access to free or discounted (up to 50%) professional learning and networking events, including the ASE’s flagship annual conference, as well as a wide range of regional and topic based webinars and TeachMeets. 

Advocacy: get your views heard

Advocacy

As a membership organisation, one of our key roles is to advocate with policy makers and implementors on behalf of our members, providing a critical conduit through which science educators can represent their views. Our responses are always guided by a principle of collectivity - with membership views being canvassed both generally, and through the specific member-led commitees that represent the relevant interested parties.

Free access to resources and guidance

Access hundreds of resources via our member resource hub, curated by primary, secondary, post-16 and technician. From established best practice guidance documents to video resources, activities and award-winning topic based tools like ‘Why you’ll never catch smallpox’ and our ‘Mary Anning – a fossil hunter’s story’. 

Professional recognition

The Association for Science Education, as a licensed body of the Science Council, is empowered under the terms of its Royal Charter to administer Professional Registration awards for RSci, RSciTech and CSciTeach. Members can apply through the ASE to achieve the awards. 

News and updates

Regular email updates on CPD opportunities, science education news and articles tailored to your interests and region.

Public liability insurance

Free public liability insurance to cover you in the classroom or the prep room, from practicals and school trips up to £10m.

Discounts on ASE and Millgate publications from the Bookshop

Millgate is the publishing arm of ASE. If you are an ASE member you can take advantage of a membership discount (of up to 50%) on both Millgate and ASE publications. Discover best sellers like ‘Science Concept Cartoons’ and ‘It’s not fair – or is it?’ to brand new titles, including our Book of Year shortlist.

Flagship annual conference

Our annual conference, to which members have discounted entry, is the largest conference for science education in the UK. Each year we run hundreds of workshops and talks across three days, with dedicated streams supporting trainees and early career, primary, secondary and technicians.

ASE Journals (EIS and 'Add ons' to membership)

Written by and for the members, ASE journals aim to provide information, share ideas and good practice, and encourage you to reflect on your role as the trainers for tomorrow's scientists, teachers, technicians and researchers - in other words, your students. Your membership includes our termly member’s magazine (Education in Science) with educational insights and feature articles. You can customise your membership with journals best suited to your career stage through our optional membership add-ons, choose from:

Primary Science (PS)

A themed journal for all those involved in primary science education for children aged 3-12. Priced at £19.99 p/a

School Science Review (SSR)

A themed journal that is split into two parts: SSR in Practice, a magazine-style, professionally reviewed journal focusing on science education in the classroom; and SSR in Depth, the ASE’s academically peer-reviewed journal for 11-19 science education. Priced at £29.99 p/a

Science Teacher Education (STE)

For all concerned with the pre-service education, induction and professional development of science teachers, including guidance for trainees in the classroom. Shortly to be launched as a new online hub. Priced at £24.99 p/a