The BDA membersip community supports you throughout your studies and is especially important as you embark on your new dietetic careers. Be sure to upgrade to our NEW 50% discounted Graduate rate (see below) soon before/once you graduate and become registered with the HCPC. You'll then have access to a range of additional benefits such as essential Professional Indemnity Insurance (legally required to practice as a dietitian) excellent advice and guidance from our practice team, a whole heap of professional resources, cover and support from our trade union, you'll receive Dietetics Today official members' magazine through the post and much more.
NEW BDA Graduate Rate
Our NEW BDA Graduate Rate, available to existing BDA student members only, is just £150 for your first year in practice, rather than £300 you would normally pay for BDA Full Membership, and is to support you to transition from student to dietitian in your first dietetic role. You can upgrade easily online by logging into your MY BDA area and choosing ‘Update your Membership’, providing us with your new job title and work details, and choosing to pay by 12 monthly instalments or by a one-off payment. We also contact all final years each year to invite you to upgrade.
Update your uni email address
Many students who graduate, do so forgetting their BDA student membership is linked to their university email address which often expires soon after you leave university. This means all BDA updates and information no longer reaches you, at a time when you need it most as you find your feet in your first dietetic role. Dont forget to update your email address to your personal email via your MY BDA area in your final year so you don't miss out on regular BDA ezines, announcements, invitations and opportunities when you graduate.
Find your first dietetic job
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Planning for your career
Are you keen to see where your career could take you when you qualify? And what opportunities and pathways are available to you?
Why not check out our careers pages with useful career FAQ's, information about CPD and more.