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Renew your Fellowship

Paying for your membership

Pay by Direct Debit

Direct DebitYou can pay in one, two or four instalments by Direct Debit. For new direct debit payers, please renew via MyGSL and select payment type 'Direct Debit'.

Your fees will be collected on the 10th day of the next available month. Please allow at least 15 days to set up your new Direct Debit instruction. An email confirmation will be sent to you once your Direct Debit has been set up, from the Society and from our Direct Debit service provider ‘BPS’ (using the following email suffix: ‘@emandates.co.uk’).

If you are an existing Direct Debit payer and wish to make a change or ask us any questions, please contact the membership team at membership@geolsoc.org.uk.

Pay online

You can renew your Fellowship at any time via your MyGSL account, logging in by clicking the 'Login' button on the top right of this page. To log in, you will need the email address you used to register with the Society.

Pay by phone

Call now on +44 (0)330 088 3447. The automated telephone service is available 24 hours a day.

  1. Dial the number above, enter your Fellowship number and date of birth (DDMMYY), and the system will confirm your balance.
  2. Enter your card details to complete the transaction.
  3. You will be given a reference number, and you will receive a receipt by email from the Society within seven days.

Membership fee due dates

Fees are due for 2020 subscriptions from 1 October 2020.

In accordance with the Society's Bye-laws, we offer a generous window of eight months within which you can renew your Fellowship.

We strongly advise you to renew before 1 December 2020 so that we can send you your membership card and pack for 2020. All non-payers will lose access to free journals and other services after 1 March 2021.

Your details

A renewal letter will be posted or emailed to you in early October 2020, outlining your current subscription options and balance. 

Please log in to the MyGSL portal if you wish to update your name, address or telephone number.

FAQs

To browse answers to our frequently asked questions, please check our renewal FAQs.

Benefits of renewing your membership

  • Access to publications, journals and online resources
  • Great discounts on books, conferences, venue hire and free access to Geofacets ME
  • Manage your CPD through MyGSL to help you with your career development
  • Get on the path to Chartership - CGeol or CSci 
  • Access to our Central London building - use our Library or access a space for a meeting/study
  • Retain access to exclusive networks, specialist and regional group events, and conferences

If you'd like to find out more, you can browse more benefits of fellowship.

Reinstatement of lapsed Fellowship

Membership lapsed in June 2020

If your membership lapsed due to non-payment of fees for 2020, you can still pay for your 2020 fees and reinstate your membership by calling our office on +44 (0)20 7434 9944.

Membership lapsed before 2020

If your membership lapsed in or prior to 2019, you will need to reapply and be reelected. Please log in to MyGSL and apply via the online form.

RAS and Joint Fellows

If you wish to apply for the RAS members' discount or Joint Fellows' discount, please contact the membership team on +44 (0)330 088 3447 or email membership@geolsoc.org.uk.

Fellowship offers to add to your renewal

Combined journal offer

The Society offers a 'Two for One' offer on the Journal of the Geological Society (JGS) and the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (QJEGH).

Discounted subscriptions

Discounted subscriptions to Geology published by the Geological Society of America's and Geology Today published by Wiley. 

Membership of the Geological Society Discussion Group

The Discussion Group hosts six to seven dinners a year at a number of different venues in London, including Burlington House, with a wide range of speakers and topics.

  • £30 for annual membership (reduced to £15 for those living more than 100 miles from central London) entitles members to discounted rates for meetings
Support with your fees

We may be able to help if you are on a reduced income due to not working, illness or raising a family. If this applies to you, please complete our concession request form.

Please note that if you are unemployed but seeking work and would like to apply for concession, please send your request after 1 January 2021.

Concessionary rates are normally available to Fellows who have paid the full fee (i.e., the 34 to 59 bracket) for five years.