18 September 2023

We’re welcoming everyone starting speech and language therapy courses and apprenticeships this new academic year.

September marks the start of a new academic year for many student members and SLTs working in higher education institutions (HEIs). It’s also an exciting time for many students who are just starting speech and language therapy courses and embarking on their journeys to becoming qualified SLTs. This year the number of speech and language therapy courses running across the UK has increased to 41. RCSLT has gathered feedback from HEIs and students about the best ways to support the growing number of student SLTs and we’re excited to share new resources and updated online content.

Today we launch a new video on our YouTube channel outlining the benefits of RCSLT student membership.

Watch the video

Are you a student SLT but not yet a member? Apply for your free RCSLT student membership today!

The student offer includes:

  • Access to the RCSLT student hub with relevant tools and resources students need to support them in all stages of their studies and prepare them for their SLT career.
  • A new dedicated student e-newsletter with resources and updates bespoke to student SLTs. Sent to all RCSLT student members at the start of each term (first edition due early October).
  • RCSLT National Student Study Day: a free event open to all penultimate and final year student members to help with life after graduation, job applications, interviews and getting to grips with what’s expected as an NQP.
  • Option for SLT societies and student members to request RCSLT promotional materials for fairs or events, please email info@rcslt.org.
  • On demand support from our professional enquiries team over the phone or email.

Apply now

We encourage new and returning student SLTs to share their experiences while studying and on placements using #SLT2B and tagging @RCSLT on social media.

If you have any questions or feedback about our support for student members, please contact clara.morrish@rcslt.org.

For any general questions or information about RCSLT membership, please email membership@rcslt.org.