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BCS Membership Fees - reduced in some circumstances

Discussion in 'Professional Associations' started by UKDarkstar, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    My purpose here is not to start a debate on the amount of fess or whether they're worth it.

    This is just to advise any existing or potential Members that there are now extended circumstances in which your membership fee can be reduced for a period.

    You may be eligible for the reduced rate if you are:

    On a career break
    On maternity or paternity leave
    A mature student in full time education
    Unemployed
    Off work due to ill health
    On a low income and earn less than £15,000 p/a*

    Full details of the reduced fee scheme can be found here
     
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  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Good to know, thanks DarkStar.
     
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  3. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Yeh I found out about it for a MBCS who was going to have to cancel as he's just started a business and couldn't afford it. Now he can :biggrin
     
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    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Could be me April next year. I might leave the corporate world and go it alone . . . maybe . . .
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Cool, good to hear that the BCS is doing sometime in these times to promote membership (on the financial side of things) :)

    -Ken
     
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  6. GrumbleDook

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    Finally pulled my finger out and have been accepted as a professional member (paying full rates too!)

    How many people actually put MBCS after their name though. CITP I can understand ... but MBCS? Is it respected enough?
     
  7. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    This has been debated several times on the BCS Groups on LinkedIn. At the end of the day it's up to you. I think you'll find that BCS "rules" say you don't just use CITP on it's own.

    For me, I use all my appropriate post-nominals in any business situation. I've worked for 'em (or qualified for them by meeting criteria) so if you've got it flaunt it ! :p
     
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  8. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I put it after my name, after all there is another CITP program out there. Plus it help raises the profile of the BCS :)

    -Ken
     
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