Professional Review Interview on-demand preparation course

Author: Louisa Brown, Zahid Chowdhry, Helen Collie, Harvey Mistry and Toby Robinson

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Professional Review Interview on-demand preparation course

Date published

Louisa Brown, Zahid Chowdhry, Helen Collie, Harvey Mistry and Toby Robinson

Date published



Louisa Brown, Zahid Chowdhry, Helen Collie, Harvey Mistry and Toby Robinson


Standard: £295 + VAT


Videos and practical guidance to help you build your portfolio and prepare for interview. Professional Review Interview

Changes are coming

The Institution has recently undertaken a review of the assessment criteria for the examination and interview leading to professional registration and changes will be introduced during 2023.  As a result this on-demand course will no longer be available to purchase after March 2023 whilst it is reviewed and updated.

View more information about the incoming changes and the new core objectives.


About the current course

Professionally qualified membership of IStructE is the ultimate sign of professional and technical excellence. The Professional Review interview (PRI) is one of two essential elements in our professional review process. Together with the Chartered Membership exam it forms a rigorous assessment of knowledge and professional competence.

The interview tests your ability and ensures that you have satisfied all the core objectives within your Initial Professional Development (IPD).

This online on-demand preparation course provides an accessible and flexible way to get ready for the PRI.
Giving you access to supporting materials to help you prepare including videos of a candidate answering questions, an interviewer giving feedback and practical guidance on how best to collate evidence for your portfolio.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn how to prepare your portfolio in the years leading up to the PRI

  • Understand how to prepare for the interview

  • Get top tips on what to do, and what not to do, in the interview

  • Feel ready to approach the PRI with confidence

  • Identify any gaps in your preparation


Louisa Brown

Louisa is a Senior Structural Engineer for Arup where she was worked since graduating on a buildings projects across all sectors. Currently based in The Netherlands, she has predominantly worked in the UK but also in UAE, Kenya and Ghana. Louisa has been a chartered member of the IStructE since 2015. She Chairs the Young Members’ Panel and sits on Council and Technical Products Panel.

Zahid Chowdhry

Zahid is a highly experienced chartered engineer with over 30 years of experience in new build and refurb projects. Natural communication strengths, supported by high level technical expertise, have led to Zahid successfully managing many high-profile projects covering residential, commercial, cultural, transport, MOJ, health, education, and industrial manufacturing. Zahid is actively involved with the IStructE and conducts workshops for prospective CEng candidates.

Helen Collie

Helen has worked in structural consultancies for over fourteen years, working on projects ranging from arts buildings, schools, and adapting existing structures in the UK to large commercial structures in the Middle East. Since 2012 her focus has been on forensic investigations, while maintaining a role in design projects. She has participated as a PRI interviewer since 2014, and mentors graduate engineers to attain Chartership with the IStructE.

Harvey Mistry

Harvey is a chartered structural engineer with extensive experience across the Greater London area and beyond, specialising in high-rise, mixed-use developments, and sensitive refurbishment of existing buildings. He has been involved in the IStructE for the extent of his professional career; first within the London Young Members Group and now within the South Eastern Counties Regional Group.

Toby Robinson

Toby is a structural engineer with over 20 years of experience working on a wide range of building projects in many industry sectors. At the time of recording he is Chair of the Applications and Professional Review Panel and has previously organised the professional reviews for the South Eastern Counties Regional Group. He is a professional reviewer for all grades of membership.

Once purchased, you will have 12 months of unlimited access to all of the materials so that you can work through them at your own pace and re-visit the topics as many times as you need.

Cancellations and refunds

Due to the nature of online courses, it is not possible to offer a refund or to cancel an order once made.


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