Student membership is available to any applicants who are undertaking a BAA recognised structured Audiology course which leads to an Audiology qualification. Student membership is available to medical students/foundation doctors and trainee nurses with an interest in Audiology.
We now offer free online-only membership for students – Sign up here.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the world of essays and assessments, but can you do whilst on your course to make the most of your time? You’ll get to undertake placements/work based learning and put your theory into practice over the years. Through this you’ll find that audiologists have a range of skills in their arsenal and your time at university can help develop these.
Your university will have a range of clubs and societies that you can get involved in, that includes sports, culture, subject specific and more. You’ll also get information on part-time jobs and volunteering opportunities. Most universities have mentoring schemes too where you could speak to other students and share your own tips. You’ll learn how to organise your time, have fun and meet new people.
There are a variety of audiology specific charities and opportunities to volunteer or even fundraise for. There are some amazing causes and great work being carried out. Action on Hearing Loss is one such charity where you could attend support and advice clinics, which they have across the country.
As a student you can sign up to be a BAA member and reap the benefits of joining the early professions community. You will also have discount prices to attend the BAA annual conference! You can also join other professional bodies and registration bodies too! You’ll have access to the latest information that will help you once you graduate and help keep you in the audiology loop.
Your careers team will help to look over your CV which you can start building upon from first year. They can help look at your skillset and how to best showcase these in an application form. Think about including any awards and prizes, your team commitments and any other experiences you’ve had. They can also support you with interview tips and even provide practice sessions.
Your university library, student’s union and other student services can help you with any problems you have from financial to academic. Need support with referencing, writing skills or literature searching? They’ll be online information or face to face sessions that can help you with this.
You’ll be taught by a diverse staff team that will have come from different backgrounds and so it’s fitting that you pick their brains! Ask what their experiences have been like, can you assist with events or research where appropriate, and what tips they can provide. You can do the same when in your clinical environments too.
Enjoy your time and make the most of it!
Student membership rates are available to an individual for a maximum of 5 years within their membership of BAA. This may be continuous from the start of initial training i.e., an apprenticeship or interrupted in the case of a FULL member who later undertakes further studies to gain an extended qualification supporting career progression.
Membership as a student will be granted on the production of confirmation of registration on the course and provided an applicant has not reached the threshold of 5 years as a student member. Previous full or affiliate BAA members should be aware if applying for student membership that the benefits received will align to those available for students only.
Student membership will last for the length of the training course or up to the 5th year that a member has enjoyed student membership.
Upon completion of the training course, BAA offers a further 12 months free membership. It is expected that registration to a regulatory body is obtained between graduation and 31st December for new students. This free year is only available for the first year immediately following course completion.
It is the individual’s responsibility to ensure that they upgrade their membership as appropriate. If the BAA does not receive the necessary registration details by 1st January in the year following graduation, BAA will suspend their membership.
Members who take minimum of 6 months absence from work or who work part-time are eligible for a 50% reduction in fees.