Why do students join the BDA?

why join?

To...

  • Access PEN (worth £350 per person per year) to help with assignments and placement?
  • Have support, advice and resources from the BDA office?
  • Access useful web resources and toolkits inc.Food Fact Sheets?
  • Find the latest reseach via the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Keep up to date with news across the profession with Dietetics Today membership magazine 
  • Get local, cheapCPD and networking events through their local Branch?
  • Become a BDA volunteer?

Find out why from some of our members.....

Malgorzata Szychta, BDA Student Champion and 2nd Year Dietetic Student at Hertfordshire University, talks about the values of being a student member of the BDA.

Our Student members also said...

John Budding

"The BDA website was a great source of information during my degree application process, and I knew that I wanted to join the organisation when I became a dietetic student."

BDA Student Member:  John Budding, University of Nottingham.


EmmaLangan“I joined the BDA as a postgraduate student as the support provided by the association is incredible! There is a vast amount of up-to-date resources for student members which will be invaluable during placements, exams, and dietetic practices in the future. I would highly recommend all dietetics students to join the BDA to become part of the professional dietetic community.”

BDA Student Member: Emma Langan, University of Chester


photo Gemma Holloway

"Being a BDA member has provided me with a wealth of industry knowledge which has helped me become more involved within dietetics. It lead me to becoming the student rep for my BDA East of Scotland Branch."

BDA Student Member: Gemma Holloway, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.



claireirlam"I’m a BDA member as I find the events to be great opportunities for students to network and learn further information on a range of interesting topics. Student membership also entitles me to free access to online resources, such as PEN and Dietetics Today."

BDA Student Member: Claire Irlam, Coventry University.


"I signed up as the first year was free and I thought it was worthwhile paying for my subsequent years. I really value Dietetics Today, seeing what is going on in the profession and attending events such as BDA Live. Being a student member keeps me up-to-date with dietetics."

Cheryl Coles, Student Member, University of Plymouth.