Student Membership

Student membership with CIWM is completely free and is a great way to support your studies, your wider career and start developing a network of contacts.

Joining as a Student member can be your first step towards becoming a Chartered Waste Manager.

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Benefits of Student Membership


  • FREE membership
  • Access to CIWM Journal digital archives
  • Career advice
  • Access to bursaries
  • Savings on events, conferences and training
  • Weekly e-newsletters
  • Access to website members area
  • New member events

Is Student membership right for me?

Student membership of CIWM is perfect for you if you’re a full-time student and are looking to get your first foothold in the resources & waste management sector. With the wealth of knowledge and resources available through your membership, there’s no better way to prepare for your first steps out into the world of work.

Using Student membership as a stepping stone

Many Student members go on to become Graduate, Affiliate or Associate members to help gain ground when working in the resources & waste profession. There’s a clear path of membership grades that can help at each stage of your career. CIWM is here to support you along the way.