Our Student Member grade is for students undertaking a full time undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in public health or a related discipline.​

Become a Student Member

Student Member is one of the Royal Society for Public Health’s membership grade and offers a comprehensive range of benefits. 

Offering RSPH Student Membership to people studying for a public health qualification is really important to us. It’s one of the ways that we acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of people studying a public health course.

What benefits do RSPH Student Members get?

When you become an RSPH Member you will have access to a range of great benefits, which will support your career, help with your learning and widen your professional network.

Be recognised

  • An annual certificate of membership – we will send you a digital copy of your certificate for you to download. We can also send you a hard copy if you request one
  • The opportunity to gain CPD points from our journals, webinars and certain conferences

Stay connected

  • Online access to our peer-reviewed journals Perspectives in Public Health and Public Health in Practice
  • Receive our monthly email newsletter with topical public health updates, news about RSPH and opportunities to get involved with our work
  • Access to exclusive content in our online Members’ Area – this includes our webinar recordings, your personal login area to manage your communication preferences and quick booking onto events

Get involved

  • Network at our conferences and courses for a discounted rate or join us for one of our free member events
  • Attend and have your say at our AGM
  • Enter our student essay competition to be in with a chance to get your work published in an international journal
  • Participate in upcoming webinars and get exclusive access to our previous webinar series
  • Join our Special Interest Groups – we have groups on Food, Water, Arts and Health and Behaviour Change 
  • Participate in campaign and policy work

Be supported

  • Discounts on attending our conferences and courses
  • 10% off purchases in our online shop and training bookings
  • 10% discount on our online courses. Our online learning platform, RSPH Learn, has interactive courses on food safety, health improvement and HACCP
  • Access to our Food Safety Helpline
  • Discounted professional indemnity insurance

Do I get a Student Member certificate?

All RSPH Student Members get a certificate to show their membership. When you become an RSPH Student Member, you’ll receive a digital version which you can share across your social media platforms. You can also get a hard copy of your certificate on request. The certificate includes your membership number, your membership level (in this case it would be Student) and is signed by our Chief Executive.

Who are RSPH Student Members?

If you join RSPH as a Student Member, you’ll be in great company! RSPH Student Members come from all over the world and study a range of public health qualifications. They get involved in all areas of our work and we rely on their expertise to support our policy work, events and training. 

RSPH Student Member Criteria

To apply for Student Membership, applicants must currently be undertaking a full time undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in public health or a related discipline.

Please note:
  • Student membership will be reviewed on an annual basis. At each renewal, Student memberships will convert to Associate membership. You will then need to re-apply for Student membership if you are still in full-time education, or, if applicable, apply for higher membership grade
  • Student members who choose to upgrade will not be charged the upgrade fee
  • Student membership is only available to new members

​How do I become an RSPH Student Member?

Becoming an RSPH Student Member takes no longer than 10 minutes and you’ll get access to your member benefits straight away. You can join by:

If you have any questions about joining RSPH as a Member, please do get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions that you have.

How much does RSPH Student Membership cost?

There is an annual membership fee of £30.00. There is no joining fee for Students, however, we offer a 5% discount on the annual fee if you pay your membership fee by Direct Debit.