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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 [email protected].

UK-SBA Student Award

The 2019 Student Award is underway!

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.   If you are an undergraduate or a postgraduate and 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!

There will be one undergraduate award and one postgraduate award.  The winner of each division 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 a 2019 Speaker Series event.

The deadline for submissions was February 25th 2019.  Entries will be reviewed by a panel of Doctoral-level behaviour analysts and winners will be determined through deliberation among the reviewers.

Good luck to all those who have submitted their work.

The 2018 Student Award Winners

Two Postgraduate Student Awards were awarded in 2018.

PhD student Emily Groves from the University of South Wales was awarded the 2018 Student Award for her submission entitled “Does the Good Behaviour Game evoke negative peer pressure?”

PhD student Victoria Markham from the University of South Wales was awarded the 2018 Student Award for her submission entitled “Evaluating efficacy and learner preference for prompt fading strategies during discrete-trial instruction.”

Emily and Victoria were presented with their awards by Dr Greg Hanley at our May 2018 Speakers’ Series event in London.

Student Member Prize Draw

In 2016, 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 (JABA), behaviour-analytic textbooks or  50% off the student fee to attend a Speakers’ Series event!

The last draw took place on 25th January 2019 and the winner was Thomas Hilton, a postgraduate student from the University of Bangor.  Tom has chosen the one year subscription to JABA from this quarter’s prize selection.  Congratulations to Tom!

To be included in our next draw, 25th April 2019, you must be eligible for Student membership and be an approved Student member before midday on that date.  Go to our membership page for our student membership criteria.

Previous Prize Draw Winners

  • Beth Morris, University of South Wales
  • Christina Mitchell, Bangor University
  • Katie Scoble, University of South Wales
  • Nigel Pilling, Tizard Centre, University of Kent
  • Choo Ying Lau, Bangor University
  • Sirintip Toeyhom, Bangor University
  • Mary Bain, University of South Wales
  • Helen Azaka, University of South Wales
  • Robert Dighton, Tizard Centre, University of Kent
  • Grace Lane, Bangor University
  • David Corcoran, Queen’s University, Belfast
  • Tom Alldridge, University of South Wales

The next Student Member Prize Draw will take place on Thursday 25th April 2019.  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