©Photography - Nick Harrison FLI
©Photography - Nick Harrison FLI

Student Membership

Student Membership of the Landscape Institute is open to all students, on LI-accredited courses and students studying related built environment and natural environment courses.

Student members who are studying an LI-accredited qualification are automatically eligible to become a Licentiate member after graduation.

If you interested in studying for a career in landscape architecture, you can find our more on our recruitment website, Be a Landscape Architect. This includes a list of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications accredited by the Landscape Institute.

Email your application to membership: membership@landscapeinstitute.org


The Member year runs from 1st June to 31st May

Annual subscription

Student (Digital Journal)
Student (Physical Journal)

Benefits of Student Membership

Join the Student Network

– Find out about joining the Student Landscape Institute Council (SLIC) a group of student representatives from across the UK who plan visits to notable landscape sites and organise events.

– Each spring the LI launches the Student Travel Awards which, if won, gives you the opportunity to visit your favourite landscape architecture sites anywhere around the world. The winning student receives £750 contribution towards their travel.

– We regularly tweet news, events, and updates through @TalkLandscape

– As a student member, you’ll automatically be sent Student News, a quarterly email newsletter. You’ll also be sent the news update covering the latest industry news, events, and professional developments every second Thursday.

Join the Conversation

– On Talking Landscape, an online network for Landscape Institute members, there are forums on technical issues, landscape architecture ideas, and Institute activities.

– Landscape, the Journal of the Landscape Institute, is sent to members every quarter – you will automatically receive this as part of your membership.

– The LI publishes resources for landscape practitioners, clients, decision-makers, and professionals in the built and natural environment.

Use our Resources

– Visit the LI’s library and archive collection which are housed at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) at the University of Reading.

– The Landscape Institute has documents on Green Infrastructure, Water, Housing, Public Health, and Liveability on the Policy pages.

– In the Technical pages, technical guidance is available on BIM, GLVIA, Plant Health, and Visualisation.

– In the Member’s only area are LI reports such as the annual Communications Survey, the Employment and Salary Survey, and governance papers.

Connect with the Industry

– Make valuable industry contacts through your local branch – there are 12 LI branches across the UK. Each branch also has a student representative on their committee, get in touch to see how you can be involved.

– Every Thursday at 1pm the LI’s webinar series takes place, this is an excellent learning opportunity to hear from top landscape professionals discussing key issues, there is also a chance at the end to ask questions.

– You can also look up registered practices in your area to approach for work experience in your holidays.

– You can sign up for email alerts about new jobs as soon as they are advertised on our Jobs webpage.

– Enter the LI Awards which take place in November. This is a fantastic way to get recognised by the industry and establish your CV.

– Being a student of professional body not only looks great on your CV, but it shows a level of commitment early on in your career, particularly if you are involved in any of the activities in the LI.