Optometry students

All UK undergraduate optometry students are eligible for membership of The College of Optometrists, the professional body for optometry.  Your membership is free and you have access to a range of great benefits designed to support your studies, take a little of the stress out of student life and help you into the workplace. 

If you haven’t already done so please register as a member so you can log in and access our resources.

College student reps are the point of contact between the College and our student members.

This page is your ‘go to’ resource for information and guidance on all essential topics and conditions.

Searching for a pre-reg placement? Thinking about your career path? Looking for tips and advice on CVs, interviews and landing your perfect job? Look no further!

Between studying for exams, deadlines and balancing work, It’s important to take time to look after your mental health and wellbeing. Our student reps use their experience to guide you through particularly stressful periods.

College student members can enjoy an exclusive 25% discount on Elsevier optometry books, and 50% off their subscription to Optician magazine – the only weekly journal for the optical profession.

Our reps have written blogs to share their advice and tips on a range of topics.