Student membership is free and open to any undergraduate, postgraduate, cadet, apprentice or trainee on any course, for the duration of your studies.
Get access to a variety of resources and support to help you prepare for your career. You can also use the post-nominals “SIMarEST”, showing potential employers your early commitment to your personal development.
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Student membership is free and available to all students, cadets, apprentices and trainees (regardless of what or where you are studying) for the duration of your studies.
Access to the Virtual Library - Consisting of a searchable Digital Archive of IMarEST published material from the past 120 years and downloadable eBooks.
Access to IMarEST TV - View talks on cutting edge technology and research through live-streams and full recordings (via the web and offline via the app) of IMarEST technical lectures, conferences and other events from across the globe. Watching live or on-demand contributes to your continuing professional development (CPD).
Access to IMarEST Nexus - Nexus is our members-only professional network, integrated into the IMarEST website. Featuring a jobs board and member directory, Nexus allows you to connect, network and collaborate with others. You can create and join working groups, post events, exchange files, photos and media and just generally keep in touch with IMarEST members located across the globe.
Join a technical Special Interest Group - Help advance a variety of specialist areas relating to marine engineering, science and technology by participating in our Special Interest Groups (SIGs). You can learn more about the topic, share your own expertise and inform policy at an intergovernmental level.
Enjoy member discounts on IMarEST journals, events, books & MLA College distance-learning programmes - You can get discounted print subscriptions to the Journal of Operational Oceanography and Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology, and member discounts for various events, books and MLA College distance-learning programmes.
Access local branch activities - Your local branch is a great way to grow your network and meet like-minded professionals, as well as take part in continuing professional development activities. You can develop links with other organisations and share your own knowledge, as well as learn from others.
Ask IMarEST - This is a member query service where we will help to answer any technical questions you may have relating to marine engineering, science and technology.
Exclusive member rewards - As a member, you can take advantage of a range of discounts, including discounts on travel services, meeting room hire and leading hotel chains.
Use membership post nominals - Membership of the IMarEST is seen by many employers as an indicator of your commitment to your profession and to lifelong learning. You can showcase this through certain post-nominals, depending on your membership grade: Student (SIMarEST), Associate Member (AMIMarEST), Member (MIMarEST) and Fellow (FIMarEST).
Apply for funding and bursaries - Our funding programme nurtures marine engineering, science and technology talent - apply for student bursaries and grants to conduct research, attend conferences or gain experience.
Apply for free student places at IMarEST events - Some IMarEST events will offer free places for undergraduates, postgraduates, cadets, apprentices and trainees.
Join a local branch committee - Get involved and enable branch activities in your area to benefit your fellow marine professionals and inspire the next generation. This will contribute to your initial/continuing professional development (IPD/CPD) and you will develop links with your peers, various organisations and government, as well as gain new skills outside of your job.