Special circumstances

Special Circumstances Membership

This membership category has been established for recent graduates moving from Student Membership to full Ordinary Membership in the HBPRCA, and is also extended to those on maternity leave.

In an instance where the Applicant has:

  1. completed a degree program and
  2. is no longer considered eligible for Student Membership and;
  3. has requested a temporary exemption from paying membership fees

The HBPRCA Executive:

  1. with the recognition that the exemption allows the Applicant to retain an affiliation with the HBPRCA and;
  2. with the understanding that the Applicant will become a full Ordinary Member on return to Australia

may grant the exemption and grant the Applicant Special Circumstances Membership on the basis that the Applicant:

  1. is in the first 5 years after graduation from the degree program
  2. is engaged in relevant career training in a laboratory outside Australia

With Special Circumstances Membership the Applicant will be:

  1. entitled to receive HBPRCA E-News by email
  2. allowed to submit abstracts for the HBPRCA ASM during the period of Special Circumstances Membership
  3. allowed to register as an Ordinary Member for the HBPRCA ASM during the period of Special Circumstances Membership

When you receive an  e mail to renew please ensure your contact details are updated and advise the secretariat you wish to apply for “Special Circumstances” membership.