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Benefits of student membership

Why do so many physiotherapy students join the CSP?

Take a look at some of the great reasons below:

  1. Reduced full member registration fee on graduation - £20 compared to £195 for non-member graduates – the only way to gain chartered status
  2. The latest physiotherapy news, features and jobs delivered directly to you in CSP’s Frontline magazine
  3. Expert advice any time from a dedicated students’ officer and our Enquiry Handling Unit
  4. Peer support from thousands of physiotherapists through interactiveCSP with its dedicated online student forum
  5. The chance to become a CSP student representative or join the Student Executive Committee and help get students’ voices heard
  6. Expert lobbying on your behalf – particularly aimed at improving job prospects for physiotherapy graduates
  7. Up to £10 million of medical, professional and public liability cover * through our professional and public liability insurance. Sports massage cover now also available at an additional charge
  8. Resources and tools to support your Continuing Professional Development including downloadable publications, our ePortfolio tool and reduced-fee events
  9. Special book discounts – from 20% off a number of relevant physiotherapy titles, and up to 50% off others, when ordered from Foyles through the CSP Plus website
  10. The chance to win a four-week overseas placement in Tanzania, the Philippines, Ghana, Sri Lanka, or Nepal in our annual student member prize draw
  11. Comprehensive Library and Information Service providing access to an online library catalogue, databases, e-resources (including access to the CINAHL PLUS with Full Text database which provides access to over 770 journals) and lending and photocopying services (including by post)
  12. Tips and advice on finding a job in our survival guide in obtaining your first physiotherapy post.

* Insurance:
Cover up to £5m for any one claim and £10m in any policy per year per member. Subject to CSP membership at the date of treatment/advice NB Cover for your placements may already be provided by your university and overseas placements may require additional cover. 

Get your career off to the best start and apply today.

You can also call our Enquiries Team (ET) on 020 7306 6666 to request an application form.

Once you complete and return your application form with payment, you will receive a joining pack which includes your membership card and student member badge.  If you have joined in your first semester, your polo shirt will be sent from the Mailing House in due course.

CSP associate members

Are you a CSP associate member and a physio student?

If you are already a subscribing CSP associate member and continue this subscription for the duration of your programme, fees for student membership are waived and you are eligible for student membership at no extra cost. However, you still need to apply for student membership in the usual way.


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