Take some quick and easy steps to ensure you can make the most of your CSP student membership.
Checklist for getting started with your membership:
- Register online for your website account
When you receive your CSP membership number (by email), make sure to create your CSP website account. This will give you access to all your member-only resources and tools.
- Manage your email preferences
‘Once logged in, choose which emails you want to receive from us. Be sure to tick ‘Student Life’ so you can keep up to date with our student events schedule and relevant news from within the profession.
- Subscribe to iCSP forums
Get support and advice from members across a wide variety of settings, regions and backgrounds through our member-only online iCSP forums. Whether you’re interested in MSK, respiratory or want to connect with other students, we have a forum for you.
- Take a look at the student hub
Here you’ll find lots of information including the latest opportunities and events, how to get involved with the CSP, and learning resources to support you while you study.
- Follow us @thecspstudents on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Below is a selection of the benefits you receive with your membership.
Access our learning and development resources
Create your ePortfolio
Use the CSP ePortfolio platform to manage a digital portfolio of your work, reflections and achievements. You can also choose to share elements or keep everything private. Watch the video guides to learn how to upload content and make the most of its features.
Study on the student learning hub
Delve into member-only webinars and video content designed to complement your studies and facilitate the transition to the workplace. Webinars include ‘An insight into paediatric physiotherapy’, ‘All about placements’ and more.
- Explore the library
Achieve top marks with our physio-specific library and information service. Use the Discovery Evidence and Knowledge Search tool to access a range of materials including ejournals, bibliographic databases, professional guidance, and clinical evidence to support your studies and placements.
- Browse the Physiotherapy journals
The CSP’s official journal, Physiotherapy, features world-class research. As a CSP member you have free online access to the journal and its online archive (dating back to 1988).
Access exclusive opportunities and networks
- Apply to join the CSP's Student Reference Group and influence how the CSP supports and engages with its student members.
- The CSP offers a variety of regional and professional networks based on location, and specialisms, patient populations and techniques. Sign up to the networks that interest you to start building your connections and engaging with students and experts from across the physiotherapy community.
- We also have three diversity networks that offer support to members and seek to create positive change within the profession. The networks are: DisAbility; Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME); and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual+ (LGBTQIA+).’
And save money
Planning to undertake an elective placement (in the UK or overseas) or present at a conference? Plan ahead and apply for funding from the CSP Charitable Trust. Calls for applications open once a year.
- The CSP's Public Liability Insurance (PLI) , included in your membership, covers student elective placements in the UK and overseas of up to 180 days duration (except USA, Canada or Australia).
- Order an official CSP student polo shirt - from just £12.
Enjoy the many offers available to you with CSP Plus, our member-only discounts scheme, from money off your car insurance and gym membership to holiday deals and experience days out.
The Members Benevolent Fund (MBF) assists CSP members experiencing financial hardship. CSP student members can seek support from the MBF after six months of membership. Read about the Fund.
Joined as an Associate Student member?
Good news - you get access to student and associate member benefits, including our full range of trade union guidance and support (should you have an employment issue or concern), legal representation, and insurance specific to your role.