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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 Emily Groves from the University of South Wales.  If you have any issues you would like Emily to bring to the Board, you may contact her at


UK-SBA Student Award

Submissions for the 2017 Student Award have now closed.  The winners will be announced on here soon so watch this space!

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.  This year there will be 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 are interested in hearing from you!

The winner will 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 2017 Speaker Series event.  The award will be presented at the Spring Speaker Series event.

The deadline for applications for the 2017 Student Award was 5pm on 20 February, 2017.

The winner of the 2016 Student Award was Emma Delemere from Queens University, Belfast for her submission entitled, “An Examination of the Efficacy of Parent Implemented Bedtime Fading and Positive Routines on Sleep Onset Latency, Total Sleep Duration and Night Wakings for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.”

Student Award Winner 2016

Emma was presented with her award by Dr Wayne Fisher at the March 2016 Speaker Series event in London.


Student Member Prize Draw

This 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 Quarterly Prize Draw for April took place on 25th April 2017 – the winner will be announced on this page soon so watch this space!

Our Quarterly Prize took place on 25th January 2017 and the lucky winner was Choo Ying Lau, a postgraduate student at Bangor University.  Choo Ying has chosen 50% off of the Student Registration fee for one of our future Speakers’ Series Events from this quarter’s selection of prizes.

Previous Prize Draw Winners

  • Beth Morris, University of South Wales
  • Christina Mitchell, Bangor University
  • Katie Scoble, University of South Wales
  • Nigel Pilling, Tizard Centre

The next Student Member Prize Draw will take place on Tuesday 25th April 2017.  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