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BERA Membership


BERA Membership

How do I pay for my membership?

You can pay for your annual membership online. Please click on “join” on the top right hand side of the page. You can pay by credit card or direct debit

When does my membership expire?
BERA’s subscription year runs from 1 January to 31 December. If you have paid by credit/debit card or cheque, your membership will expire on 31 December. If you pay by direct debit, your subscription fee will be collected the first day of the following month. If you have signed up for a rolling direct debit membership your membership will automatically renew at the beginning of the next year. 

Can I cancel my membership?
Once you have paid for your membership, we do not offer refunds. Any cancellations for membership will be effective from the next membership year cycle. Please make cancellation requests in writing to

How do I access my Member Profile?

To access your Member Profile, your username is your email address, and you would have set up a password when creating your account. If you have forgotten your password, please click forgot your password? and you will be sent a password reset link. If the system does not recognise your email address please contact

My email address has changed. How do I login?

Please login to the system using your old email address and update your details via the “edit profile” button on the left side of the page. If you have forgotten your password and you have changed your email address please contact

I am a member but I am only being shown non-member rates

You are not logged into the member profile. Please click “login” at the top of the webpage and navigate back to the events registration page

How can I renew my membership for next year?

Please login to your member profile. If you have not yet renewed your membership, renew membership will be an option on the left menu. Please click through to this and enter your payment details. Please note if you choose to switch to Direct debit before January 1st you will not be charged your membership fee until January 1st. If you have entered direct debit as your method of payment after January 1st you will be charged within one calendar month of entering your details. If you have already renewed your membership you will not be able to enter this again

Do I get a receipt for my payment?

If you have paid by credit card you will be emailed a confirmation email and receipt once your payment has been processed

How can I access the 4 BERA journals online?

Please login to your BERA member profile and then navigate to the journal pages. You should then be able to click through to the journals without being asked to pay

How can I change my SIG memberships?

Please login to your BERA member profile and then click on “SIG subscriptions” on the left menu. You can update your SIG memberships there

Block memberships
Organisations who would like to make new applications for membership for several of their staff may be eligible for an introductory concessionary Block Membership rate. Please contact the Office for details by calling 020 7612 6987 or email

BERA Conference

Is there a theme for the conference?
There is no overall theme for the conference. When submitting an abstract you can select up to 2 themes your abstract aligns to.

Do I need to submit a full paper for the conference?
Currently you will not need to submit a full paper for the Conference.

Will I receive a confirmation of my abstract being submitting successfully?
You should receive an email confirmation with a copy of your abstract once your submission has been completed.

When is the abstract submission deadline?
The abstract submission deadline for all papers is the 31 January.

When will I be notified if my abstract has been accepted? 
All submitting authors will be advised of the outcome on the 18 March.

When is the early registration deadline?
The deadline for the early registration is the 1 May.

Do I have to pay by credit/debit card online or can I be invoiced? 
You can request an invoice online. However you must have a purchase order number included.

Would I still be able to register on the day of the conference?
Unfortunately, presenting authors of abstracts need to register by the early bird deadline  the 1 May, otherwise their paper will be withdrawn.  However, if you wish to register as a delegate, then you can email to register. Please note on the day registrations are more expensive.

Can I register for the conference over the phone?
Registrations must be completed online. 

I won’t be able to attend the whole conference – Is there a day rate?
There are NO day rates,  and the full registration fees apply regardless of how long you spend at the conference.

Will I receive a receipt of payment?
The confirmation sent upon registration serves as confirmation and a receipt as it specifies the date, method and amount of payment made.

BERA Events

Do I have to pay by credit/debit card online or can I be invoiced? 
We request that all registrations are paid for online, however if this is not possible please contact us at

Would I be able to register on the day of the event?
We discourage delegates from registering on the day. However please email if you need to register.

Will I receive a receipt of payment?
The confirmation is your receipt. However if you require additional information for your receipt please contact us at