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We provide our student members with a tailored set of benefits and services to help supplement your course materials, support you throughout your practice placement, and give you a head start with CPD and volunteering opportunities to prepare you for your future dietetic careers.

Supplementing your course materials

PEN

Unlimited access to the huge evidence-based PEN system (worth £390) is provided as part of BDA membership. PEN keeps dietetic professionals and students up-to-date with the evidence-base and the fast-paced world of dietetics. Built by dietitians for dietitians, the PEN system condenses and summarises the nutrition and dietetic evidence-base on more than 200 nutrition and dietetic-related topics, and translates this for you into practical information

Dietetics Today

The Official BDA members magazine, providing latest BDA and professional news, a clinical section, department focus, member case studies and pilots, volunteer corner, CPD reflection questions, upcoming courses and events, and much more.

Our Journal

Our e-zines

We provide our BDA member community with useful regular e-zines to keep them informed and aware of the latest news, views and research across the profession. 

Food Facts

Our Food Fact Sheets are written by dietitians to help you learn the best ways to eat and drink to keep your body fit and healthy.

The Manual

Now in its sixth edition, the bestselling BDA Manual of Dietetic Practice covers the entire dietetics curriculum, and is a core text for healthcare professionals to develop their expertise and specialist skills in the realm of dietetic practice. BDA Members get a 35% discount.*

Book Series

Each title in this series is a comprehensive and critical review of key literature in its subject. Trustworthy, internationally-focused, and written specifically to meet the needs of a wide range of professionals. BDA Members get a 35% discount.*

 

Helping you get ahead

Get involved in research

The BDA Research Symposium showcases the latest in dietetic research. Held annually in December as a platform for all dietetic research to be presented.

Lead your branch

Discover how you can get involved in a number of interesting volunteering opportunities with the BDA, you'll learn new transferable skills, meet new people, add to your CPD and advance your profession!

Join the conversation

Join us, promote the impact and value of dietetics on social media. Interact and engage with us, fellow members and the wider profession to ensure our collective dietetic voice is represented across all major social platforms.

 

Supporting you

Placement insurance

We provide our full, associate and student members with Professional Indemnity Insurance, which is suitable (and essential) liability cover for dietetic professionals in their day-to-day roles and is a mandatory and legal requirement of the HCPC.

Responding to your needs

BDA student members elect a new representative every summer. Your student representative sits on the BDA Board of Directors and represents the voice of all BDA student members at a strategic level.

After you graduate

Our support for you doesn't stop after you graduate. Don't miss out - upgrade your membership as soon you graduate, to ensure you are safely covered by the right level of professional indemnity insurance and trade union support. 

 

It's even free for your first year of study* and just £37.50 (a huge 90% discount) for the rest of your time as a student!

Join us

*FREE STUDENT MEMBERSHIP relates to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate first year students only.Second, third and fourth year groups are provided with very heavily subsidised BDA membership (discounted by 90% at just £37 per year)