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Student Terms and Conditions

Student Discount Terms and Conditions

Autumn 2023 first-year student membership promotion terms and conditions

For the first year of student membership, a 100% discount against the payment plan is offered for a limited time at limited sites (outlined below). This is a one-time-only discount, and the promotion is valid for first-year students who join the RCN as a student member between 30 August 2023 – 30 November 2023 and meet the eligibility criteria.



Direct debit details will be requested when new, first-year students from participating regions and universities join the RCN. After the first-year free membership has been completed, transfer to the full student payment plan (currently 84p per month) will be automatic upon transition from first to second year of study, based on the training completion date supplied by the member. The direct debit details supplied when joining will be used to collect the monthly student membership payment for year 2 and onwards. 



You can cancel your membership at any stage.

Eligibility for the first-year student membership promotion:

  1. First-year student, studying a course that will lead to registration with the NMC as a Nurse or Midwife
  2. Meet the student membership criteria as outlined here.
  3. Those studying in the regions and universities listed below
  4. Valid for those who join between 30 August 2023 – 30 November 2023
  5. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.



  • University of South Wales
  • Swansea University
  • Aberystwyth University
  • Cardiff University 
  • Bangor University 
  • Glyndwr University, Wrexham
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David


West Midlands

  • University of Birmingham
  • Birmingham City University
  • University College Birmingham
  • Aston University (new)
  • Newman University (new)
  • Coventry University
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • University of Worcester
  • Staffordshire University
  • Keele University
  • University of Chester, Shrewsbury Campus (Shrewsbury Campus only)



  • Northumbria University 
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of Cumbria
  • University of Teesside


For more information:

  1. Don't qualify for the free year? No problem, we have membership options starting from as little as 84p per month. View our membership rates outside of the promotion listed above: Membership fees | Royal College of Nursing (
  2. View our Membership Policy and process (PDF)
  3. Further information on the RCN's Membership Policies and Processes can be found on our governance documents page. This page includes links to information on our royal charter, standing orders, regulations, policies and processes that ensure effective governance within our organisation.