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Student Membership Benefits

Helping you through your studies and onto the first step of your career

Are you considering a career based in operational research or an analytical profession?  As a student member, the OR Society can support you to achieve your goals.

Student Membership is FREE and benefits include:

  • Accreditation and a mentor
  • Access O.R. journals and publications
  • Meet employers at our annual Careers Open Day
  • Network with other students and O.R. professionals from over 50 different countries
  • Discounted student rates for conferences and training courses
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Apply for CandORS accredited status on successful completion of an O.R. based course.  Signal to potential employers and to future clients that you have a strong analytical and problem solving background.  Benefit from the allocation of a mentor who is able to offer advice on professional development.

O.R. Publications

Stay up-to-date with current developments in O.R. through The OR Society publications.  The Society publishes and supplies a number of learned journals plus a popular monthly magazine called Inside O.R. All of these are available online for members, and in print if requested.  See the E-Publications page for more information.


Meet prospective employers and universities offering postgraduate courses that can lead to a career based in O.R. or analytics at our annual Careers Open Day. The event includes a programme of informal presentations from O.R. practitioners at various stages in their careers and case study streams where graduates can listen to practitioners’ first hand experiences of life working in O.R. Find out more on the Careers Open Day pages.

Develop and learn new skills to boost your career on one of the Society’s training courses. Information about job vacancies is provided within this site, some from organisations willing to receive job applications from Student Members who are about to graduate. You can even create a profile and make it visible to other members, this includes posting your CV online.

Visit the careers pages to find out more about working in operational research.


The OR Society supports a number of regional societies and special interest groups.  These enable members to network with other operational researchers in their area and to expand their knowledge in O.R., the various regional societies and special interest groups organise meetings, works visits and other events from time to time in most of the major centres of population in the UK.

The Society organises several conferences every year, from the annual conference which attracts delegates from around the world to one and two-day conferences on specialist topics.  Every other year the Society holds the YoungOR conference, intended for young academics and practitioners with up to ten years' experience in O.R.

The Society has members in over 50 countries so even if you are not planning on staying in the UK when you have finished your studies you can still remain a member and take advantage of the benefits.

Discounted rates

Student members of The OR Society are offered discounted registration fees for OR Society conferences and training courses.  Please refer to the fees information of a particular event for further details.

Once you have finished your studies and start your career we offer special post-student membership rates that will help the transition from student membership to full membership.  Contact the Society to find out about current subscription rates for post-student membership.


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