Education & careers

We support teaching and learning in physiology within schools, universities and beyond. Our educational activities aim to inspire an interest in physiology, encourage learning and support career progression at all levels.


The Society’s bespoke website, Understanding Life, has been developed for those teaching physiology to 11-19-year-olds, and our policy work aims to ensure physiology remains engaging and relevant in the classroom.

The Society is also committed to supporting physiology in Higher Education. We organise workshops that facilitate the sharing of best practice, and through our policy work, we aim to develop a positive environment where physiology can be taught.

We are now a Partner of the Life Science Teaching Resource Community (LifeSciTRC), which is a digital repository of over 7,000 life science education materials and managed by the American Physiological Society. 


Our early career schemes aim to help develop skills and increase postgraduate employability. We offer a range of workshops, careers events, and prizes, as well as funding to attend scientific meetings and organise symposia. We also list physiology jobs.