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Young Planners in the West Midlands


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 YPwestmids is the activity group (part of the Young Planners Network and attached to the RTPI West Midlands Region) which aims to provide a forum within which aspiring young planners in the area can develop their interest in planning. As young planners ourselves, we feel that we have a very important role to play in promoting planning to people during all stages of their careers. We have previously run a number of successful events, and this year we aim to provide:

  • A point of contact to Young Planners of the West Midlands;
  • Presentations at Universities of the role of planning;
  • Social events including drinks nights, BBQs, pub quizzes in a range of locations across the West Midlands;
  • Seminars on topics of interest in planning;
  • And many more activities!

We would welcome and be pleased to respond to any enquiries you may have! Also please send us an email if you would like to be updated on future social events organised by our group or if you would like to be involved with the running of our group. 

The YPwestmids Chair is Rosie Cotterill.

The group can be contacted at westmidlands@rtpi.org.uk

If you would like to be added to the mailing list please complete the online form

Next Events

Becoming Chartered: Licenciate APC

  • Monday 9 April 2018
  • 6.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Birmingham City University (Curzon Building)
  • Free
  • Book your place

Ready to take your career to the next level? Becoming a Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI) demonstrates to employers, clients and the wider public that you meet the highest professional and ethical standards in planning. The Licentiate Assessment of Professional Competence (L-APC) is the main route to Chartered status for those who completed a fully accredited RTPI degree in or after 2005.

Whatever stage you are at this event will provide you with essential guidance on achieving success in the L-APC. You will be briefed on what is involved in preparing an application, what you need to include and how you present it. It is also a great opportunity to ask questions and hear from others preparing their submissions.

Students, Licentiates, mentors and employers are all welcome.

To find out more about the L-APC and your eligibility, please see: www.rtpi.org.uk/l-apc.

This is a free event but places are limited. Book your place.

Becoming Chartered: EP-APC, A-APC or Associate membership (WM and EM)

  • Wednesday 25 April 2018
  • 6.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Council offices, Lichfield
  • Free
  • Book your place

Ready to take your career to the next level? This joint event for the West Midlands and East Midlands will cover the RTPI's new routes to Chartered membership:

  •  the Associate Assessment of Professional Competence (A-APC)
  • the Experienced Practitioner Assessment of Professional Competence (EP-APC)

Whatever stage you are at, this event will provide you with essential guidance on achieving membership success. You will be briefed on what's involved in preparing an application, what you need to include and how you present it. It is also a great opportunity to ask questions and hear from others preparing their submissions.

Planning and built environment professionals are all welcome, as are mentors and employers.

To find out more about your eligibility for the different routes, please see: www.rtpi.org.uk/apc and www.rtpi.org.uk/associate.

This is a free event but places are limited. Book your place.