Student membership

Student membership is free for those on their journey to a professional career in Architectural Technology. This includes full and part-time students, as well as apprentices.

You must:be currently studying on a higher or further education programme (equivalent to level 3 or above in England/Northern Ireland Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)).
Student membership is a vital first step towards professional qualification as a Chartered Architectural Technologist.

Become a student member

Your pathway

Please note applications can take 2 - 4 weeks to be processed

What happens next? 

What happens once I have joined?

Once your application has been processed, you will receive an electronic welcoming pack with details of your local Region/Centre along with additional information. As a member or affiliate, you can be involved with your Region/Centre or at national level with the Institute. 

What is the role of a Region/Centre?

Each Region/Centre has a Committee which organises Continual Professional Development (CPD) events and other networking opportunities. Members and affiliates are encouraged to attend these events and play an active part within their Region/Centre. You can attend any CPD events organised by other Regions/Centres at your own cost. You can also attend relevant local events arranged by the CIOB, RIBA and RICS. However, you may need to pay to attend these events. Details of all events can be found on our calendar and in your weekly e-newsletter, AT Weekly.

How can I get involved with my Region/Centre/aspirATion Group?

There are opportunities to be involved with the Institute at national level by joining a Committee or Taskforce as well as standing for election in an honorary capacity, as part of the Institute’s Executive Board and Council. Further details can be obtained from Central Office.