From day one, we will support you on your incredible professional journey. We will be your advocate for the issues that are important to you and the future of our profession, while also providing you with enhanced learning opportunities to support you at all stages of your studies and radiography career.
We are a membership led organisation and we love our students
We want you to get involved and be at the forefront of what we do
We offer a fantastic range of benefits to those who join. Take a moment and explore these below
After joining the SoR, you will gain open access to all our downloadable policy and professional guidance documents, including our extensive archive. All policy, guidance and advice published by the Society and College of Radiographers can be found in this library including:
You will have access to our quarterly international e-journal that promotes evidence-based practice by disseminating high quality clinical, scientific and educational research related to all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic radiography.
Radiography Journalis one of the longest established and most widely respected peer-reviewed publications in the field of radiography worldwide.
Our quarterly journal provides in-depth coverage of the latest professional and educational issues that affect the day-to-day working lives of our members.
We often feature student authors and find it is an excellent entry point to the world of academic writing.
Our professional magazine provides a lively mix of what’s happening in radiography and the wider healthcare arena.
Alongside hot tops such as educational developments, career progression, pay and conditions, research, CPD guidance, health and safety and equality issues, we also take pride in interviewing, celebrating and getting to know our members.
Our annual title published to coincide with the United Kingdom Imaging and Oncology Congress (UKIO), invites authors (including student members) to provide ‘blue sky’ content, designed to make you think and consider the future of imaging and oncology.
Our monthly newsletters provide a round-up of the latest news stories, member interviews and development opportunities, direct to your inbox.
We have an exciting programme of conferences and events open to students and made exclusively for you. There are two student festivals per year, an annual student conference as well as the opportunity to attend and speak at national and international events.Check out our recent Student Festival!
Throughout the year we have a comprehensive programme of live webinars covering professional, educational, equality wellbeing topics. We also have recorded webinars, lectures and selected events available free for members.
We expect all members to engage in continuing professional development (CPD) and to make it easier to track your development we provide a web-based tool called CPD Now. As a student you can use CPD Now to build up a portfolio as part of your coursework, which can often be used during interviews to demonstrate you are capable of complying with the HCPC CPD requirements when you take up your first post.
Expert support and advice
Joining our SoR Family means you will have access to advice and help from local representatives, regional experts and your own dedicated student support officer.
Our students have access to a large selection of bursaries, research funding opportunities, awards and prizes.Learn more here
We provide PII cover for UK student members undertaking clinical placements. If you are on a course approved by the College of Radiographers, working under the supervision of qualified radiographer and on elective placement that is related to your course and approved by your HE institution, you may be covered.Find out about PII here
If you ever experience financial hardship, members (including students and families of members) can apply to our Benevolent Fund for assistance. Each case is judged individually.Learn more here
Our Student Rep Forum is always looking for new members and welcomes interest from all educational pathways, including undergraduate, pre-registration MSc and apprenticeship routes.
Becoming a student rep can provide you with an excellent introduction to understanding campaigns, professional engagement and how to affect change at all levels.
Each year two students are elected to join Council as observers.
While you can’t vote on decisions, you will take part in the discussions and thus help shape the direction of our organisation and profession.
Our Annual Delegate Conference (ADC) provides members with the arena to raise subjects for debate that will influence the UK Council’s policy plans for the Society, and also debate and vote on topical issues affecting the profession and/or its members.
Students are welcome and encouraged to join the delegation and contribute to shaping the strategic direction of the SoR.
Equalise is our equality and diversity network dedicated to developing awareness, understanding and skills for all members to promote equality and tackle discrimination.
As an organisation we are committed to tackling inequality and to ensuring we are inclusive in everything we do.
Develop your PR, engagement and communication skills by joining our new programme.
You get to create content, write articles, host podcasts and lead on events by our students, for our students.
Becoming a member is easy, if you are a first year student, it's free. After this, your monthly fee is the price of a coffee! £3.75 per month (£45 per year). On qualification, you will also receive six months free (provided you have been in membership for the full duration of your course) – this is currently worth £147!Join online today