I signed up as a student member as I have obtained my CIPD level 5 - I had became the Assoc member. The fee has also risen approximately double to what I used to pay, I have asked the staff at CIPD for the differentiation/ additional benefits you could have in addition to being a student member, apart from the 'title' you have on your LinkedIn and other areas when needed, the staff did not explain the question( they only provided a link which did not indicate much difference either), can I please seek an understanding from someone who is professional? if the assoc member is only a title then I will be more than happy to go back to the student membership.
Thank you so much in advance
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