Membership

After signing up to joint undergraduate membership of the RPS/BPSA students will receive their RPS/BPSA student number and password which is unique to them, additionally every student is eligible to receive a physical membership card. The membership card will only be posted out if the student has logged into the RPS website and updated their profile to provide a home address.

By becoming a member of the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (BPSA) you will benefit from an excellent representation in the world of pharmacy. As a student member of the BPSA, you are automatically a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and can benefit from the services both organisations provide.

Undergraduate Membership

Membership of the BPSA and RPS is free of charge to all undergraduate MPharm and OSPAP students. Students can sign up either using the membership signup cards handed out at their RPS/BPSA roadshow presentation at the start of their first year of study, or via the membership signup form on the RPS website at any stage during their undergraduate study.

Joint BPSA and RPS Undergraduate Membership Benefits

  • Representation
  • Student support
  • Competitions and Awards
  • Networking
  • Publications
  • Student Exchange
  • Annual Conference
  • Area Conferences
  • Code of Conduct
  • Industry links
  • Travel Fund
  • Access to other organisation
  • Free access to PJonline
  • Free online access to the Medicines, Ethics and Practice
  • Discounts on RPS publications such as FASTtrack books
  • Dedicated online student group.
  • Access to Local Practice Forums
  • Library support services
  • Networking
  • Student of The Year Award

BPSA Graduate (Pre-Registration) Membership

Membership of the BPSA is also free for all pre-registration pharmacists in Great Britain. Pre-registration pharmacists can sign up using the BPSA signup form.

BPSA Graduate (Pre-Registration) Membership Benefits

  • Representation
  • Legal advice
  • Graduate conferences
  • Graduate Magazines
  • Pre-registration Bulletin
  • Access to other organisations

RPS Associate Membership

Associate membership of the RPS is also available via the RPS website, (please note RPS Associate membership and BPSA graduate membership are not joint).

RPS Associate Membership Benefits

  • Use of ARPharmS in front of your name
  • Free copy of Medicines, Ethics and Practice
  • Discounts on Pharmaceutical Press publications
  • Discounted acess to TP ONtrack
  • Subscription to Pharmaceutical Journal
  • Practice guidance and support tools
  • Local Practice Forum
  • Networking

BPSA Website Registration

All BPSA members are encouraged to register an account on the BPSA website. On registering, you will be able to acccess all content including an extensive learning library and get your own learning record which you can take with you after you leave University.

For details on how to join and to get a website registration access code, contact your BPSA representative.

Recommended

About

Read all about the British Pharmaceutical Students Association

Executive

The BPSA has an Executive of 19 volunteers who manage the functions of the BPSA