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free riba student membership

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reach your full potential

we provide support for your studies and give you opportunities to learn from the best, with access to specialist resources and mentoring.

riba student members can apply for a range of bursaries as well as having exclusive access to our member information service for advice. on your journey to becoming a riba chartered architect, join our community of local and global architects and built environment professionals. the greater our numbers, the louder our voice, join us for free today.

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the benefits of free student membership

as a student on a riba recognised part 1 or 2 course or during a year out between part 1 and part 2, you are entitled to free membership.

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learn from inspiring projects and get in-depth analysis of the big issues

access support and resources to help you deal with a wide variety of issues. you can:

  • get exclusive access to our members information service team, who are there to answer any practical or technical queries as well as help with study and career guidance
  • supplement your studies and receive a minimum 50% discount off the cost of the riba cpd and professional events programme
  • access the riba core cpd programme around the country for just £15 + vat per seminar
  • join over 6,500 visitors to the Library at 66 portland place and the Study Room at the V&A, benefiting from the world’s largest architectural library
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get a fresh perspective on architecture and learn from the best

we provide in-depth insight and analysis on professional issues, ensuring you always know what’s going on. you can:

  • receive monthly original published content packed with practical advice for members about how to thrive in a changing regulatory and business environment
  • access the student mentoring programme and join more than 1,000 students learning from and being inspired by more than 570 riba chartered members across 345 riba chartered practices
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grow your network

talk through the issues that matter to you with people who understand what you're going through. let us introduce you to a community of architects and related professionals. you can:

  • join one of over 70 local, member-run branches and connect with other riba members via meet-ups, building tours, talks and social events
  • approach one of our ten local riba offices throughout the uk for advice about a local issue or to get involved
  • get involved with a region or chapter if you're based outside the uk
  • join over 150,000 people attending our events, exhibitions and talks each year
  • receive free or up to 50% discounted entry at all our architectural talks and events
  • stand for election to riba national council
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celebrate academic excellence in architecture

we reward talent, promote innovation, and encourage excellence in architecture. this includes:

  • access to competitions and opportunities to get your work promoted online, in exhibitions and in riba publications
  • our part 1 and part 2 scholarships, bursaries and student support fund provide the financial support for the students that need it most. we allocate over £200,000 every year, through our scholarships, bursaries and student support fund
  • access to riba student awards and presidents medals, rewarding talent and promoting innovation in architectural education

join now

riba student membership is free and available to those studying riba parts 1 or 2 (or are in their year out between part 1 and part 2) at a riba validated school of architecture anywhere in the world. if you have already passed your part 1, you now also have the option to upgrade to paid for riba affliate membership if you want to.


get in touch

contact the riba membership team directly:

already a member? contact the riba information centre's dedicated line with your membership number ready +44 (0)20 7307 3600

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