Get Involved

There are several ways to get involved with The Nutrition Society from being a member of the Board of Trustees (traditionally known as Honorary Officers) to volunteering as a Student Body member.  Below you will find a regularly updated list of opportunities.  

Become a member of the Board of Trustees

The Nutrition Society is governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the Society's members.  The Society's Trustees, headed by the Society's President, perform a very important role in guiding and shaping the strategic direction and work of the Society, and thereby helping to define the way nutrition science is presented and disseminated to those with an interest in human and animal nutrition.  The Trustees oversee all Society activities.  Their decision making is assisted by the Society’s Advisory Council.

The Nutrition Society is a registered charity and as such, the Trustees have legal responsibilities to act in accordance with the laws governing all charities, overseen by the Charities Commission.  

The Trustees, are elected for a three-year term, after which they may be re-elected for another three years. However, they cannot serve more than two terms concurrently.

The terms of office for three members of the Board of Trustees, stated below, come to an end in July 2017. In accordance with the Rules of the Society the Trustees have reviewed the vacancies in April and made the following nominations.  Society members have now nominated themselves or fellow members to stand for these positions: 

The deadline for nominations has now passed.  Applications for the nominations has now closed.  The new Honorary Officers will be announced at the Nutrition Society Annual Charity Meeting on 11 July at the Summer Conference 2017 (at King's College London).

If you require further information or have any questions, please contact us.


Become a member of the Advisory Council

The Advisory Council supports the Trustee board in its decision making process. It's role and function is to bring to the attention of the Trustees the views and opinions of the membership and act as the members’ voice in matters that affect them.  Different areas of nutrition are represented by different members of the Advisory Council.  Each lead their area of interest, and represents the views of the membership. 

The Advisory Council, are elected for a three-year term, after which they may be re-elected for another three years.  However, they cannot serve more than two terms concurrently.  Except, the Student Section Chair (previously known as Student Representative) who sits on the Society's Advisory Council holds the position for two years.  The Nutrition Society Student Section Chair is a student member based at a UK or Ireland University, willing to represent the Nutrition Society's student membership.

The terms of office of the Student Section Chair comes to an end in July 2017. Society student members were entitled to nominate themselves or nominate fellow members to stand for the position.  View the full description of the position.

The deadline for nominations has now passed.  Applications for the nominations has now closed.  

If you require further information or have any questions, please contact us.


Become a member of the Scottish or Irish Section Committee

Once a year the elections for The Nutrition Society Irish or Scottish committees takes place.  The elections consist of nominating new Ordinary Members and/or a Secretary into the committee.  A benefit of being a Nutrition Society member allows you the opportunity to nominate and vote for other Nutrition Society members to be an Ordinary Member (including a Student Representative) or Secretary of the committee.  The remit of the sections is to provide and promote a forum for nutrition education and research within the section's location.

Details of available positions will be emailed to members when they become available.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Become a Nutrition Society Student Section member

The Student Section (previously known as Student Body) was established in May 2011 to represent student members of the Nutrition Society. It is involved in shaping the developments for student members and aims to:

  • Organise events, including the annual Student Conference in the UK, and networking and careers events at Nutrition Society conferences
  • Develop resources and opportunities available to student members 
  • Collate and provide views from the student members on various subjects to aid the Student Section Chair at Advisory Council meetings
  • Increase Nutrition Society presence and support within universities

If you would like to find out more about being a Student Section member, contact contact us.


Become a Nutrition Society University Ambassador

Whether you are a first year undergraduate or a PhD student, a University Ambassador for the Nutrition Society is being able to represent the Society within your University.  The main responsibility of being a University Ambassador is to promote what the Society does.  For example, promote membership to colleagues and peers, help the Society promote upcoming events (training, conferences and call for abstract deadlines) and promote the Society's activities.  In turn, being a Nutrition Society University Ambassador enhances your CV, provides you with first hand information about up coming Nutrition Society activities and a chance for you to stand out amongst your peers and colleagues on your course. 

The Nutrition Society requests a maximum of two students represent each University, where both will be the main point of contacts with the Society. 

If you are interested and would like to put yourself forward, please contact contact us.    

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