Student Membership

Student membership is completely free and is a great way to support your studies as you prepare for your career in the waste and resources sector.

As a Student member, you’ll have access to everything you need to ace your studies, get a head start on your career, and meet new people who share your passion, all while helping us save the planet.  

Once you’ve completed your studies, you’ll be eligible to upgrade to Affiliate or Associate membership as you begin your career in the sector.

Student Membership


If you’re studying full-time or completing an apprenticeship, you’re eligible to join CIWM as a Student member.




Weekly member newsletter
Access to the CIWM Knowledge Centre
Support from our Professional Development Network
Access to CIWM Connect
Special savings on CIWM events and training
Access to the digital archive of Circular magazine

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Member handbook

We’ve created a member handbook to help you make the most of your membership. In it, you’ll find everything you need to know about the benefits we offer and how you can access them.

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Not sure which grade is right for you?

Use our grade finder tool to find your perfect fit. Answer a few simple questions and we’ll recommend the grade most relevant to your experience and qualifications.

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How do I become a member?

Complete our online registration and gain instant access to a whole host of exclusive benefits designed to enhance your career.

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