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Studying for a professional qualification is the most frequent route to CIPD membership. It will set you up for a long and successful career in the people profession, whether you’re starting out or are an experienced professional looking to cement your skills, knowledge, impact and credibility.
Find out about the different qualification options, the process for enrolling, and how becoming a CIPD Student Member can support you with your studies and your career.
What can student membership do for you?
Student membership shows you’re committed to your professional future. It works with CIPD qualifications to put you on the path to professional recognition. By becoming a Student Member you will gain:
Exclusive member benefits that help you to excel in your studies and add impact in your work every day.
Professional credibility and recognition for your skills and abilities.
The support and shared experience of almost 160,000 people professionals in the worldwide CIPD membership community.
Boosted career prospects and earning potential.
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The CIPD Community is an online forum which supports our members to connect with peers to solve workplace problems quickly and collaboratively. For almost two decades it’s been a popular place to share knowledge and network.
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5 reasons to attend the CIPD Student Conference
The conference is free for Student Members.
It’s tailored specifically for you as you work towards your CIPD qualification and want to progress your career.
The conference is online, over a half-day, so you don’t have to travel anywhere.
You’ll get insights from experts from a range of industries talking about topics like resilience, influencing and managing change, improving your status and impact, continuous learning and much more.
9 out of 10 students who attended the conference in 2022 said they would recommend it to other CIPD students so don’t miss out!
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