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Which membership is right for you?

Aspire engages with its members by providing them with opportunities to develop their skills in a range of areas designed to make them more confident and effective in professional situations. Through our extensive events offering, Aspire gives its members the chance to connect with a great number of established professionals in a number of networks and sectors.

Since launching in January 2014 Aspire has been getting to know its members, what they want and how they want it. This is why we have developed two types of membership, for our two different types of members.

Aspire Student Membership

Whilst still in education it is crucial to receive careers advice and guidance from those working in the sector you would like to enter. Our Aspire Student membership is exclusively for those in full time education (excluding apprenticeships) and priced at £29 including VAT includes:
• Free access to Aspire Student events
• Inclusion on the Aspire mailing list, receiving regular email communications
• If over 18, you are eligible for a mentor as part of The Future Mentoring Academy’s
Aspire Mentoring scheme. This scheme allows you the opportunity to be mentored by a
BPS professional who will assist your development and integration with the sector in
Birmingham
• Access to webinars, workshops and careers advice.
• Access to BPS Birmingham cross-sector events, connecting with members of BPSBirmingham Future and BPS Birmingham Leaders.
• Access to some Aspire Full Member events
• Having a safe space to leave your comfort zone and develop professional skills with events attended and led by other like-minded individuals.

Aspire Full Membership

Once in the world of training, apprenticeships or employment, this is when developing your soft skills and networks is vital to your career. Becoming an Aspire Full Member puts you ahead of your peers by aiding you in your development, but also building a community which will be with you along your career. Aspire Full Membership at £60+ VAT includes:
• Free access to Aspire events
• Inclusion on the Aspire mailing list, receiving regular email communications
• If over 18, eligible for a mentor as part of The Future Mentoring Academy’s Aspire Mentoring
scheme, which allows you the opportunity to be mentored by a BPS professional who
will assist your development and integration with the sector in Birmingham
• Access to BPS Birmingham cross-sector events, connecting with members of BPS
Birmingham Future and BPS Birmingham Leaders
• The opportunity to join an Aspire committee
• The chance to attend our networking events across the city, which give you the
opportunity to speak to established professionals and likeminded members
• Cultural and social events beyond traditional networking allow for you to talk to the
city’s professionals in a more relaxed setting.

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