Student membership

CIPD membership is essential for study and career success. It gives you instant access to:

  • the latest HR and L&D resources to develop your knowledge
  • career support, development tools and job opportunities
  • networking opportunities to learn and exchange ideas with like-minded professionals.

Each year over 11,000 professionals join us as Student members.

Raise your profile in the workplace

Join the CIPD today as a Student member and you’ll become an Associate member after successfully completing your CIPD qualification. Associate is a professional level of CIPD membership and is recognised by employers. It also allows you to use the letters Assoc CIPD after your name.

Benefits of student membership

Study support

Use the dedicated online student resource area for all your study needs including CIPD research, employment law information, factsheets and more.

Professional recognition

Becoming a Student member means you’re on the right path to becoming a professional member – helping you to improve your career prospects.

Professional and career development

As a member you’ll be able to keep your career on track with the CIPD Profession Map.

People Management magazine

You’ll get a free monthly subscription to the award-winning People Management magazine brining you the latest news, views and jobs in HR and business.

Expanding your network

Take advantage of opportunities to expand your professional network at CIPD branches, conferences, exhibitions and online.


You can save money on CIPD products and services including 20% on textbooks and exclusive rewards on third-party products and services.

As you can see being a member of the CIPD has many benefits don’t delay join your peers and get the recognition you deserve. Think of the CIPD as your career partner supporting, empowering and inspiring you every step of the way throughout your studies and membership.


If you have any questions about CIPD membership you can contact a member of our customer service team (Monday - Friday 09.00-17.00) on +44 020 8612 6208 or email

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