Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Concern over fall in graduate members

Institution News

GRADUATE MEMBERSHIP of the Institution is declining by almost double the overall rate, Council heard last month, prompting calls for a new 'GradICE' designation.

The ICE executive board will examine the proposal, which Council suggested would give student members the incentive to upgrade on graduation and maintain membership while training for chartered status.

The call for GradICE came as Council considered a detailed analysis of membership trends which confirmed that graduate membership fell 9% in 2001, compared to 4.7% overall. The number of technician members also declined dramatically - down 8.9%.

Over the same period, graduate and technician subscriptions have risen by 4.8% and 17.7% respectively.

'There is a direct link between subscriptions rising and members falling, ' said Council graduate member, Brian Pope.

'It is a simple question of value for money. As far as many graduates are concerned, they get little else from their Institution other than their NCE. The subscription should reflect that.'

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.