Join The OR Society

Join The OR Society

Join The Operational Research Society as a student, full or retired member


Corporate Partnership

Your organisation can become a 'corporate partner', which enables up to 70 of your company's employees to access a range of membership benefits as 'corporate affiliates'

Corporate Partnership

Join our Regional Societies and Special Interest Groups

Connect with colleagues locally and nationally

Society Groups

Membership of The OR Society brings many benefits. Not only does it connect you to the operational research and analytics community in the UK, but also makes available to you the full range of our world-class journals (all available online) and unlocks preferential rates across a busy calendar of conferences and events.

Other benefits include career development opportunities through not one but three professional accreditation schemes from the Science Council, INFORMS and The OR Society. You can expand your OR toolbox by learning new techniques at regular workshops and training events; share knowledge and grow your network through our special interest groups and regional societies; and steer the society by joining committees and making your vote count in our elections.

All this, and more, is available to you when you become a member.

What type of membership is right for me?

Each membership type - full member, student member, corporate affiliate - has a complete list of benefits and associated membership fees. Retired members have access to the same benefits as a full member, but at a lower cost. (Retired members are considered to be retired from full-time employment or not professionally active and do not work more than an average of two days per week.) 

So what are you waiting for? Join us today.

Why I joined - and you should too

Ruth Kaufman OBE FORS explores what motivations and benefits led her to join The OR Society, and why you should consider membership as well.

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Membership Rates

Full membership of The OR Society is £83 annually (£73.50 by direct debit) or £6.10 monthly. The monthly option is available online with direct debit. Alternatively you can request an invoice. Retirees can become full members at a reduced rate.

Student membership is FREE. You will need to send us verification of your status as a student within ten working days.

If you are living abroad and are a member of your local OR society, you may also join the UK OR Society for a reduced fee.

Additional charges to the standard membership rate are for extra journals or for the various grades of accreditation and professional certification, but these are optional.

Read more information about membership refunds here.

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