Association of University Radiation Protection Officers


Who Can Join?

The Association has long thrived on the diversity of its membership.  Universities, academic and commercial research organisations, the medical sector, industry, consultancies and other groups make for a wide range of interests and experience. Our very successful mailbase is often the first port of call for many members seeking advice and wishing to benefit from the expansive pool of knowledge available.

Categories of Membership

Member  To be admitted as a Member of The Association applicants should:

  • hold an appropriate office (eg University Radiation Protection Officer)
  • have a suitable qualification (normally a degree, or equivalent qualification, in natural or applied sciences)
  • be able to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of training and experience

Associate  Applicants who do not satisfy the conditions for Member may be admitted as  an Associate.  Associates may vote, but are not eligible for election to any committee of The Association.  Associates may apply to become Members.  A person enrolled in, and studying for the AURPO/University of Strathclyde Certificate of Professional Development in Radiation Protection will receive free Associate membership for the year of study.

Retired  A member who retires may apply to become a retired member. A retired member has the same privileges as a Member.

Honorary Life  This is a category of membership which is bestowed on an existing member of The Association and awarded at the time of the Annual General Meeting.  Nominations for Honorary Life membership, supported by at least five members, should be sent in writing to the Executive Committee. If the Executive Committee supports the Nomination, the proposal for Honorary Life membership will be put to the next Annual General Meeting of The Association for confirmation.

Affiliate  Any organisation may apply to become an Affiliate. Admission to The Association will be only be to bodies whose interests are compatible with the aims of The Association.  Representatives of Affiliates may neither vote, nor be elected to any committee of The Association.


Member and Associate subscriptions remain at £35 per year.
Affiliate subscriptions remain at £150 per year (benefits include a £50 reduction in exhibition fees at the AURPO Annual Conference and inclusion on the AURPO website).  Prospective Affiliates should request a form (see details below).

Applications  Application form

Enquiries Call 01803 896481 or email [email protected]