Closing the gap between AMICE and MICE would be of universal benefit, since it would separate the issues of suitability for membership and qualification.
The vote is the single criterion which makes AMICE a second class grade of membership. Having a single grade of MICE would simplify the structure, eliminate a blatant injustice and address the question of associated professionals gaining membership. The use of suffixes, like IEng and CEng, clearly identifies the level of professional qualification held by the individual, and allows for the painless addition of other suitable designations. This change would modernise and strengthen the ICE, and mobilise energies necessary for the status battle.
Alex Perry (G)