Materials for lecturers and Student Liaison Officers

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We support engineering educators at universities with a range of unique resources accessed via Student Membership.

This page is dedicated to the resources and events that are designed for both Student Members and educators to enjoy and expand their knowledge.

Cohort application form

This form provides a quick and easy way for you to sign up your students to Student Membership of the Institution. Joining is free, and gives your students access to great free resources.

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JBM Requirements
Check where your curricula sits in relation to the JBM requirements for accrediation.

JBM requirements

Grants and awards

Lecturer teaching a classroom full of students

Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award

Deadline: 1 March 2024

This international award celebrates outstanding and innovative teaching techniques in structural engineering, with the chance to win £1,000 cash prize and potential publication in The Structural Engineer.


Apply here
A presentation at the IStructE Young Researchers Conference 2019

Young researchers conference

Date: 2 May | 13:00 - 17:00 BST
Location: Online
Price: Free

Join us for the 26th annual Young researchers conference, a showcase of outstanding structural engineering research from PhD students and researchers from around the world. Don't miss your opportunity to explore the latest innovations while networking with other academics, researchers, and industry professionals on our interactive platform.

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Building foundational knowledge


What is an SLO? How do I become one?

Student Liason Officers, otherwise known as SLOs, work in universities and other higher education institutions to represent IStructE, promote Student  Membership, and support students as they take their first step towards a career in structural engineering. SLO's primary task is to recruit Student Members and signpost them to a range of free learning materials and resources offered by IStructE, including additional support such as our Young Member Groups.

Being an SLO is a voluntary role, and most are teaching staff within engineering departments. If appointed as an SLO, you will gain free access to some resources such as our Structural Behaviour Quiz which makes for excellent course content.

If you are interested in becoming an SLO for your university, please contact [email protected].

IStructE resources and courses

Looking up towards temporary structure scaffolding

Temporary works toolkit

The Temporary Works Toolkit is a series of articles aimed primarily at assisting the permanent works designer with temporary works issues.

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Safety - hard hats

Health and Safety series

Managing Health & Safety Risks is a series of articles prepared by the Institution's Health and Safety Panel. This series aims to assist all members, but younger members in particular, in understanding the background and issues relating to the management of health-and-safety risks in construction.

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Expedition Workshed

A collection of high quality learning materials including virtual materials lab, simulators, games and more. 

UCL Drawing Gym

The UCL Drawing Gym is an exercise programme to help engineers improve their sketching and visualisation skills.

Bare Essentials of Civil Engineering series

An online series covering soil mechanics, concrete, reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete from Think Up.

Steel Construction

The free encyclopedia for UK steel construction information.

ARUP Journals

A collection of publications including The Arup Journal, The Design Book as well as research reports, magazines and other publications.

Cundall thought leadership webinars 

A collection of webinars from Cundall on research, initiatives and design considerations aimed at creating a more sustainable world.

Concrete Centre

The Concrete Centre provides material, design and construction guidance.

Seeing and touching structural concepts

Information and resources to further enhance the understanding of structural concepts.

Resources for students

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Student hub

Check out our Student Membership hub with more resources to further their learning and get a jump start in their early careers.

Take a look

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