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 activiites.


Latest news

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

24th January 2022 The Society for Natural Sciences is delighted to announce the first group of institutions whose degree programmes they have accredited. These programmes have achieved the standards set out in the Society’s accreditation framework and are recognised as offering outstanding quality interdisciplinary science education, providing students with excellent learning opportunities and skills development […]

Interdisciplinary Perspective E-Seminar

We’re delighted to launch of 2022 programme of e-seminars the first of which will be delivered by Derek Raine from the University of Leicester. His seminar  “This is what we believe – a perspective on interdisciplinarity” will take on Thursday 27th January 2022 from 12.00-12.50. Please register via this event link to receive joining details of the event. […]

Student Conference 2022

Registration is now open for the 5th Natural Sciences Student conference. This is a great chance to meet other interdisciplinary scientists and share your views and ideas. There is always a good representation from Universities across the UK, with some excellent keynote speakers organised. Please click here for more info.

Lectureship Vacancy – UCL

The Natural Sciences programme at UCL is currently advertising a new post of Lecturer in Science and Society. We would be very grateful if you could advertise this opportunity within your networks.  More info on the job description and application portal can be found here. The role will be partly shaped by the appointee’s background and […]

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