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Student members play an integral role in the organisation, as they are the future of behaviour analysis in the UK.  The UK-SBA works to support students in a number of ways, including providing reduced registration fees for training events, arranging opportunities to volunteer at events and network with leaders in the field, and recognising outstanding scholarly activity.


Student Representation on the UK-SBA Board

To ensure student voices are represented across all UK-SBA endeavours, there is a standing position on the UK-SBA Board for a student member of the organisation.  The Student Representative is elected each year by student members.  The current student representative on the UK-SBA Board is Athene Burdge, a student of the Florida Institute.  If you have any issues you would like Athene to bring to the Board, you may contact her at


UK-SBA Student Award

The 2018 Student Awards are now open for entries!

The annual UK-SBA Student Award was created in 2015 to recognise exemplary scholarly or clinical activity by students of Behaviour Analysis in the UK.  Since 2016 there is now one award for postgraduate work and one award for undergraduate work.  If you have completed any basic or applied behaviour analytic project/dissertation/thesis involving the collection and analysis of data, we would be interested in hearing from you!

The winners of the award receive a cheque for £100, a commemorative plaque, complimentary subscription to the UK-SBA for a period of one year, AND complimentary entry to the Spring Speaker Series event.  The award is formally presented at the Spring Speaker Series event.

The deadline for submitting an appplication for the 2018 award is 30 March 2018: UKSBA student award application form 2018

The 2017 Student Award Winners

The winner of the 2017 Undergraduate Student Award was BSc (Hons) student Hannah Stewart from the Tizard Centre, University of Kent for her submission entitled “Implementing Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) for a preschool child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, at home and in a mainstream day nursery.” Unfortunately Hannah could not attend our May 2017 Speakers’ Series event for a formal presentation of her award.

Student Award Winner 3 2017


The winner of the 2017 Postgraduate Student Award was PhD student Shelley Brady from the University of Ulster for her submission entitled “A Comparison of Error-Correction Procedures for Skill Acquisition in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.”  Shelley was presented with her award by Dr Timothy Vollmer at our May 2017 Speakers’ Series event in London.

Student Award Winner 2017


Student Member Prize Draw

Last year, the UK-SBA began a new initiative exclusively for our student members. The Student Member Prize Draw is run quarterly, and all active student members will automatically be entered into the draw with the chance of winning one of our exciting prizes!  All you have to do to be entered into the next draw is to sign up as a student member of the UK-SBA and wait for your application to be approved by the Board, or if you are already an active student member, you do not have to do anything!

One lucky winner will be chosen at random during each draw.  Prize-winners will be given a list of prizes to choose from, all of which are related to the field of behaviour analysis.  Prizes may include a one-year subscription to the Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis, behaviour-analytic textbooks or  50% off the student fee to attend a Speakers’ Series event!

Our latest quarterly draw too place on 25th January 2018.  The winner was Robert Dighton, a postgraduate student from the Tizard Centre, University of Kent.  Robert has chosen a a one-year subscription to the Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis for his prize from this quarter’s selection of prizes.  Congratulations to Robert!

Previous Prize Draw Winners

  • Beth Morris, University of South Wales
  • Christina Mitchell, Bangor University
  • Katie Scoble, University of South Wales
  • Nigel Pilling, Tizard Centre
  • Choo Ying Lau, Bangor University
  • Sirintip Toeyhom, Bangor University
  • Mary Bain, University of South Wales
  • Helen Azaka, University of South Wales

The next Student Member Prize Draw will take place on Wednesday 25th April 2018.  If you are not already a student member please sign up before this date to be entered into the draw!  The prize-winner will be notified via email and given details on how to claim their prize.  All entrees and prizes are subject UK-SBA’s Student Draw Terms & Conditions.


Interested in Training to Be a Behaviour Analyst?

There are a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in behaviour analysis in the UK.  Check out these links for more information:

Bangor University

Queens University Belfast

University of Kent

University of South Wales

University of Ulster Coleraine