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Becoming a student member

As a student, you want to gain the most from your studies, attain the highest grades and be attractive to employers. We will connect you to a network of knowledge and people including employers. We will support the development of the skills and qualities required by the contemporary employment market and provide opportunities to showcase your talents. This will enable you to stand above your peers. You will also gain opportunities to expand your professional network through participation in branch activities and events.

Who can join?

Student membership is available to any applicant who is currently enrolled in full-time or part-time study.

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Why become a student member?


Kick start your professional development and demonstrate your interest in water and the environment.


Always be kept up to date with the latest best-practice and knowledge through our online The Environment magazine.

Local networking

Build you professional network through our free events and local branches

Professional recognition

Enhance your career prospects through professional recognition of your qualifications.

Application requirements

To apply for a Student membership, you will need to complete an online application form through MyCIWEM with the following information

  • Current course title
  • Current university of study
  • Start date of current course
  • End date of current course
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How to get started

To become a student member, you just need to create an online CIWEM account and fill out an online application. Student members do not require any sponsors, please enter n/a into the sponsor fields in your application.

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How much does a Student Membership cost?

Student membership is complimentary for those in full or part-time study

Get involved with our Early Careers Network

Find out more about our Early Careers Network.

Our Early Careers Network is open to all our members who are new to the water and environment industry. Our mission is to connect a diverse pool of water and environment professionals starting out in their careers, typically those who have been in the sector for under five years. The aims of the group are to facilitate a platform of collaboration for networking, career development and most importantly, building the global CIWEM community.

It is a fantastic opportunity to network and socialise with other CIWEM members. We run seminars, workshops and socials.

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Need advice?

We’re with you every step of your application and throughout your membership, get detailed advice on your membership application or any other queries you may have. Just call +44(0)207 8313110 or email and someone will be delighted to help.

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