Student Member

If you are a student and have an interest in ergonomics and human factors you are welcome to join us, no matter what course you’re on.

As a Student Member, you get access to a range of valuable benefits including:

  • Support from peer networks.
  • Reduced-rate entry to all events organised by us.
  • A free copy of our magazine, The Ergonomist.
  • The opportunity to network, learn and get involved with a vibrant, supportive community.

Read more details about the benefits of membership.

Questions you might have


Yes, you can apply to become a Technical Member or a Registered Member. You will need a minimum of two years of work experience of ergonomics and human factors for Technical Membership and 4 years for Registered Membership. You must be able to demonstrate knowledge of ergonomics in at least one area for Technical Membership, and in five areas for Registered Membership. Your application will usually involve keeping a log book of the work you undertake during your years as an Associate. It is important to start this process early, so that you have all the necessary records when you wish to apply. You should read the information about Technical or Registered Membership as soon as you become an Associate Member.

Just £30 per year. That’s just £2.50 per month!

The Institute recognises some degree courses as 'Qualifying Courses' which means that on graduation, people with these degrees are eligible to become a Graduate Member. On graduation from any other degree course you can become an Associate Member. Both Graduate and Associate Members can, with sufficient experience of working in ergonomics/ human factors, become eligible to apply to become either a Technical Member, or more likely, a Registered Member.

Contact us and we will set this up for you. The cost is £30 per year (£25+VAT).

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