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

Fellowship must be earned

Phil Flanagan (NCE 21/28 August) and others have suggested that ICE members should automatically become Fellows after, say, 25 years, and that this should be marked by a ceremony.

I really am pleased that there is such interest in becoming an ICE Fellow. But if something is to have value, then it cannot be given away.

Fellowship is the highest grade in the Institution and is awarded to those who have achieved a position of responsibility.

I have no doubt that many members of 25 years' standing will be able to demonstrate this, and I would encourage them to apply to become a Fellow (the form is available at www.ice.org.uk).

If successful, you will be invited to a Presentation Ceremony here at the Institution to receive your Fellow's Certificate from the President. I have seen for myself the genuine delight of many new Fellows in their achievement.

By the way, the President also sends a personally signed certificate to recognise all members of 40 years' standing.

DAVID ORR, President, Institution of Civil Engineers, 1 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

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.