Becoming an architect

Students of architecture

As a student of architecture there are many ways to engage with and influence the activity of your professional institute.

RIBA Student Council Representatives

The RIBA is governed by a Council of 60 members, elected from among the RIBA Membership. All student members can nominate and vote for two student members to sit on the RIBA Council. There is also a seat for a graduate student, under the affiliate membership category.

For 2013 - 2014, your council members are:

Associate Member seat: Alex Scott-Whitby

Student Member seats: Albena Atanassova and Emily Fribbance

A national network of architecture students

RIBA Student members are part of a national network - there are a number of ways for architecture students to connect with each other, with the RIBA and with professionals.

The RIBA Knowledge Communities website is a specialist network run by the RIBA Research team. The Student network is a useful forum for architecture students to to discuss current topics and to engage with the wider architectural community.

You can follow RIBA Education on Facebook and Twitter to keep updated on news and information and to share information with others.

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The Architecture Students Network is a group of independent forums that engage with architecture students across the UK. These groups provide a communication network for students of architecture to connect with the RIBA.

Student Finances Suurvey

In March 2011, the RIBA conducted a survey of architecture students in order to gauge the realities of their financial situation, as well as their opinions and attitudes to financial hardship. The RIBA has repeated the survey two years later to see how the financial situation for architecture students has changed.

The results of the 2013 survey can be found below:

The feedback from the survey is intended to inform and set priorities for the work of the RIBA Education Trust Funds Committee, who administer grants and scholarships to support students of architecture, particularly those suffering from financial hardship. 

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Hayley Russell on or 020 7307 3678.

A summary of the findings from the 2011 survey can be found below:



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