As a Fellow you will join an international community of geoscientists, with over 10,000 Fellows worldwide in over 80 countries, with 20% based outside the UK. Fellows cover the spectrum of geoscience professions, from industry and consultancy to education and the public sector. Fellows are entitled to the postnominal ‘FGS’ to mark their commitment to the highest standards of professional behaviour.
Fellowship of the Geological Society provides a wide range of benefits for all geoscientists, whether student, professional or retired.
Lyell Collection – an online resource providing access to society journals and key book series.
Journals – Fellows receive a free subscription to one online journal, with print copies available on payment of the appropriate charge. Discounts are also available on subscriptions to other Society journals, as well as Geology Today and GSA’s Geology.
Geoscientist – Free to Fellows, the Society’s monthly colour magazine has news, views, features and an events calendar.
Discounts on books – up to 50% off the Society’s highly acclaimed Special Publications and other books.
Lifestyle benefits - receive discounts on everyday purchases including Cotswold Outdoor, RAC, TM Lewin and WEXAS Travel Club.
Library – access to the Society’s world-class geological library.
Chartership – the opportunity to become Chartered Geologist or Chartered Scientist.
Professional qualifications – a route to gaining CSCS cards, SiLC status, European Geologist, professional membership of other geological bodies
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – an online recording scheme and discounts on training courses
Regional Groups – 14 Groups in the UK and one in Hong Kong provide an opportunity to meet geoscientists in your area at scientific and professional meetings and field trips. Fellows are allocated to Regional Groups based on their postcode.
Specialist Groups – 25 Specialist Groups organise meetings catering for all aspects of modern Earth science.
Conferences and meetings – search the online events calendar for a comprehensive listing of Society and other events, many free or discounted for Fellows.
Fellowship Directory – all Fellows can choose whether or not to be listed and can publicise consultancy services if they wish to do so.
Email newsletter – opt in to a twice-monthly email newsletter with Society news and information on upcoming events
CV – all Fellows can add their CV to the website and choose whether or not to make details visible in the CV Search.