Members' Advantages

    Networking

    As a SRUK member you will be part of a large network of Spanish researchers working in the United Kingdom. Join us in our regular social, outreach or academic events, there will always be enough time for a chat with other colleagues and your connections will grow exponentially. Go to our events calendar and check what's next in your city.

    And you can also do it from home: log into your profile and search in our membership directory for those in your same area, find someone working in that university you would like to go for a post-doc... or go to the SRUK forum and ask any question related with life in the UK, fellowships... other members might know the answer.

    International Research Platforms

    We believe that in Science there are no borders and we want to bring together scientists from Spain and the UK. How? By collaborating with Spanish platforms like RUVID (Red de Universidades Valencianas para el fomento de la I+D+i), the ISS Aragón (Institute of Medical Research of Aragon) or the IBIMA (Institute of Biomedical Research of Malaga), creating a meeting point for scientists from Valencia and Aragó and SRUK to foster international collaborations and mobility programs.

    This is just the beginning, we aim to collaborate with many more research networks and institutions in Spain and internationally. If you are looking for research collaborators or are interested in host individual researchers for a period of time, visit our International Collaboration section for more information.

    Travel Grants SRUK/CERU

    Every year SRUK awards eight members with a Travel Grant to attend a research conference. These fellowships intend to assist members in the dissemination of their research and in building up their collaboration network.

    An important part of our members’ subscription is allocated to these grants. We want that fees revert directly in our members and the more SRUK members the higher number and higher amount will be awarded each year.

    If you would like to know more about past calls or you are interested in getting funding for your next research conference, Travel Grants section.

    Discounts for Members

    Science is great! but we miss Spanish food, we have friends and family visiting us... and SRUK might help you with this, check our member discounts:

    To enjoy any of these discounts, write an email with your membership number and name to London@sruk.org.uk and ask for your voucher.

    Get involved and develop your skills

    SRUK is run by people like you: full time researchers with very little time but lot of enthusiasm for science and for getting involved in something that will make a difference. Everything is done by volunteers, from managing our website to organizing a seminar, and everyone can help either by sharing their expertise or developing a new one. And, why not? to add a line in your CV...

    Some examples of how you can volunteer:

    SRUK/CERU helps you disseminate your research

    It has taken years of work, getting the funding, doing the research with its ups and downs, writing the paper, addressing the comments of the referees and it is finally here.

    So now your manuscript has been finally accepted for publication, it is all so shiny and beautiful and off it goes to the world. But who will read it? It is written for an infinitesimal audience of fellows.

    Science can remain a mystery only accessible to some…or not.

    How about making your work easy to understand to the rest of fellows who do not share your area of expertise? Share your work with the wider public, so they can too amaze at the wonders of discovery, get their fingers inside the flaws of old theories and peak at the edge of what there is to unravel.

    As Richard Feynman used to argue: "If you understand it, you can explain it".

    If you are a SRUK member, and you are interested in disseminating your research send us a summary of your latest publication to press@sruk.org.uk and we will spread the word, and liaise with the press so your work reaches the wider public.

    Read the experiences of our members when SRUK helped them disseminate their work:

    Advantages for Senior members

    Senior members play a key role in our association, not only they contribute with their experience but they also benefit enormously from SRUK, and these are just some examples:

    Senior members of SRUK are research group leaders, lecturers, professionals with a high responsability… In an indicative way, those members with an annual income above £40,000 will be included in this type of membership.