IStructE Core Objective 1.1 – Institution

The IStructE starts you off with an easy first Core Objective – it is probably the most straightforward. You need to show a knowledge of the Institution and what it does, and show that you are involved with it in some way. Given that you are applying to the IStructE for Chartership, the chances are that you do know something about it!

Here are some things you could say in your final report form. We suggest at least 4 or 5 of these:

  1. I regularly read The Structural Engineer magazine and/or Structures Journal.
  2. I attend at least three events per year run by the IStructE or similar bodies (ICE, RIBA etc)
  3. I use the IStructE website (you probably have used it at least to look up how to apply for chartership)
  4. I am involved with my local group attending meetings/helping to organize events
  5. I have engaged with a local university/college by teaching/tutoring/mentoring etc
  6. I am aware of and adhere to the institutions code of conduct
  7. I have attended an IStructE AGM/committee meeting
  8. I have visited HQ
  9. I have used the library service
  10. I have attended a course run by the IStructE (like a chartership preparation course)

What to put into your portfolio.

You might not put in any proof for this objective, but you could include the following if appropriate:
  1. Flyers of any events you have attended or organised
  2. Minutes of any meetings/AGMs you have attended
  3. Email from someone thanking you for your involvement e.g. in engagement with local education.


Reading list

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