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Student Membership

Student Membership

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Are you passionate about improving society using your innovation, creativity and design skills? Are you studying to work in the built environment? You should be a Student Member of IStructE.

As a Student Member you will join a community of over 9,000 students around the world, taking your first step towards a career of design, problem-solving and professional excellence.

Now is a great time to join. It doesn't matter if you're about to leave school or you're halfway through college or unviersity, you can start getting the benefits of membership.

We're here to support you in your studies, giving you access to opportunities and resources that will help you get a head start in your career.

Expand your knowledge

Enjoy free access to great online learning resources to help you prepare for a successful career working in the built environment.

Be inspired

Watch or attend talks and conferences. Hear from world-leading professionals and learn how structural engineers make a difference.

Meet professional engineers

Network with engineers of all ages and backgrounds in your area or at HQ. Showcase your skills and make new friends with similar interests.


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Student Liaison Officers

We have Student Liaison Officers in many universities. They are usually a member of teaching staff and can tell you more about membership and structural engineering careers.

Moving to Graduate Membership

If you graduate in a civil or structural engineering degree, we’ll upgrade your Student Membership to Graduate Membership automatically. Your first year of Graduate Membership will be free. Plus, if you attain the Certificate in Structural Behaviour, you’ll get a further year for free and 50% off your third year of membership.


Benefits of Student Membership


SEI Membership

As a Student Member you automatically qualify for Student Membership of SEI in the United States. Email [email protected] to learn more.

SEI Student Membership

The Structural Engineer

Access our flagship publication online, packed with fascinating projects, interviews and technical guidance.

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Structural Behaviour Quiz

Our unique course sharpens your knowledge of the skills engineering firms want from graduates.

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Regional Groups

Meet professional engineers, visit sites and attend lectures near you.

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Essential Knowledge Series

Our free study texts set out the structural engineering fundamentals you need.

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Technical Guidance Notes

Develop your basic design skills with our hugely popular Notes, the foundation of your technical library.

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Library Services

Access our E-library, an expanding online resource offering you the titles you want wherever you are in the world.

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Discounts on publications

Enjoy big discounts on our range of authoritative, peer reviewed manuals and guides.

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Get involved with our Young Member Groups

Discover visits, events and networking opportunities tailored for students, graduates and other early career engineers in your area.

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Explore our training, events and resources to support you throughout your career and membership journey.