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.

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 approches 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

E-Seminar: How Chemical Bonds Make Magic Materials

Natural Sciences: How Chemical Bonds Make Magic Materials – The Case Of Carbon With Dr Ilija Rašović – Society for Natural Sciences March 2 at 15:35 – 16:20 GMT Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Ilija Rašović In this taster lecture, we’ll take a look at the fascinating world of carbon nanomaterials and investigate their roles in potential solutions […]

E-Seminar – Decolonising the STEM curriculum

Our January Society for Natural Sciences Learning and Teaching webinar: “Decolonising the STEM curriculum” will be delivered by will be delivered by Neil Williams ( Kingston University) and will take place on Thursday 26th January 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 […]

Widening Participation across the Sciences

Our November Society for Natural Sciences Learning and Teaching e-Seminar: “Widening Participation across the Sciences- Lessons learned from 7 years running a STEM foundation course” will be delivered by will be delivered by Harmony Lansdown (University of Leicester) and will take place on Thursday 24th November 2022 from 12.00-12.50. Please register via this event link to receive joining details prior to […]

The Society for Natural Sciences announces further accreditation of UK degree programmes

THE SOCIETY FOR NATURAL SCIENCES is delighted to welcome two further programmes to the list of accredited courses. These are the University of Leicester and the University of Lancaster. The Society accreditation programme is designed to validate the rigorous and integrated nature of degrees in Natural Sciences to ensure that programmes offer students the development […]

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