A huge hello from the CSP!

Our student members are integral to all that we do at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. This is why we have put together a CSP student membership package to support you during your studies. Join the CSP today to gain the knowledge, skills and resources to fulfil your career potential and provide outstanding physio care to patients when you graduate. 

Professor Karen Middleton

Congratulations on starting your degree

As you embark on this exciting journey to become a physiotherapist, we are here for you and your every step as your professional and educational body.

During this uncertain time for everyone, we are doing our best to keep our community feeling strong, informed and supported. We are committed to putting our members at the heart of everything we do and your personal wellbeing is prioritised at all stages of your studies and career. This includes working with your university to ensure you have what you need (now and in the future) to be the best physio you can be.

A lot has changed in physiotherapy over the last couple of years (and months) with developments in digital, primary care and within the community. We’re excited for you to get involved in this changing landscape with us.

Ask questions, get involved and immerse yourself in what’s available to you, visit our student network. We hope that you will be part of leading, innovating and developing the profession in the coming years!

I wish you all the best at the start of your physio journey and hope to see you soon.

Karen Middleton, chief executive of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and visiting professor at Leeds Beckett University


Engage, learn and grow with the CSP

The CSP will make sure that you have the knowledge, skills and resources at your fingertips to fulfil your career potential and provide the highest quality of physio care to patients when you graduate.

As a member, you gain access to exclusive discounts and resources, including our monthly magazine Frontline, which is packed with views and opinions, hot topics, and member experiences of different clinical specialties.

Highlights from our January Frontline student special include:


Alan Mac

CSP student member Alan Jit-Ho Mak introduces this student special edition of Frontline and wishes members a happy new year. 

Entering the world of work


Students graduating this year have had a very different 10 months to previous cohorts with fewer face-to-face placements. How will this affect job prospects? Claire White takes students’ questions to employers to find out.

Making the most of your placement

Placement tips

Abdul Wahab Bseiso, a final-year physiotherapy student at the University of East London, offers some advice on coping with placements.

Sharing research after graduating

Hayley Payne

University of Southampton graduate Hayley Payne reflects on the opportunity she had to share student research at a national conference.

James Armstrong 

James Armstrong

An interview with the newly qualified physio, who believes learning is a two-way street between students and graduates.



Final-year student, Julia Roth, shares what tools and resources she found useful during her master's at Robert Gordon University.

View more articles from the January 2021 and September 2020 student special issues of Frontline.  

Become a member today!

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