Welcome to the Society for Natural Sciences

The Society for Natural Sciences (SNS) is a professional body for scientists, educators and students working across the discipline boundaries of science. 

“Promoting Interdisciplinary Science Education and Research”

Many of the technical issues of sustainability in energy and material resources, advances in technology and medicine, that are now faced by society are interdisciplinary. Natural scientists are in the vanguard of scientists who can cross disciplines to help tackle these problems and contribute to a better life for all.

Prospective Students

What is 'Natural Sciences' all about?

Current Students

How we support our student community

For Teachers

Info and resources for teachers


Seminars, blogs, webinars, info...

To address these issues the Society for Natural Sciences:

  • Runs outreach activities for schools, holds conferences for undergraduate students and meetings with employers.
  • Provides information about opportunities for natural sciences.
  • Accredits degree programmes: accredited courses are at least comparable in standard with single discipline degrees.

As a Society we are keen to support the equality of experience of Natural Sciences students alongside other specialist subjects during Covid. Our equality statement can be found here.

Join now to become a part of our community to contribute your story to the website to encourage others to cross the discipline boundaries; get information from employers and about events!

If you represent an academic institution or company wanting to be involved, we’d love to hear from you. If you have a query about the Society or would like to contribute, please get in touch with us via the ‘web enquires’ form here.

Resources are available for applicants to universities, current students, schools, graduates and university teachers via the Resources tab in the main menu.

As part of our on-going activities we invite you to become a member to view the monthly seminars and discussions on pedagogic research activities, and approaches for teaching across the natural sciences.
We also host a variety of cross-cutting research seminars – our seminar gallery can be found here.
You can also freely join our LinkedIn community group to keep up-to-date with events and activities.

Find more links about our society on other platforms here.


Latest news

Research Seminars

Pedagogic Research Seminars The Society for Natural Sciences Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Group host monthly lunchtime online seminars to support dissemination and discussion of best practice of interdisciplinary science education. These informal webinars are hosted via Advance HE, having an open presentation followed by lively discussion and Q&A. Some of the previous sessions have covered […]

Channel Talent – Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy

June 12th 2023 @ 11:10 – 11:55  Natural Sciences: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy – How Chemists Can Use Physics To Understand Biology With Dr Tharin Blumenschein – Society for Natural Sciences In this session, Dr Tharin Blumenschein, Head of Natural Sciences and Associate Professor in Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy at the University of East Anglia, will cover Nuclear Magnetic […]

E-Seminar: Using STACK for automated maths assessment

Our April Society for Natural Sciences Learning and Teaching webinar: “Using STACK for automated assessment of mathematics on science programmes” will be delivered by will be delivered by Tom Wicks from University of Nottingham and will take place on Thursday 27th April 2023 from 12.00-12.50. Please register via this event link to receive joining details prior to the event. The Society for Natural […]

E-seminar: Spaced Repetition (with or without Peer Learning)

Our March Society for Natural Sciences Learning and Teaching webinar: “Spaced Repetition (with or without Peer Learning)” will be delivered by will be delivered by Alison Voice (University of Leeds) and will take place on Thursday 30th March 2023 from 12.00-12.50. Please register via this event link to receive joining details prior to the event. The Society for Natural Sciences Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Group […]

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