If you are a post graduate or final year undergraduate student you will have indicated to GTCS your preferred choice of local authority for your induction year or have opted for the preference waiver.
Before the end of May you should know where you will be for your first year of teaching. Make sure that you upgrade your student EIS membership to full EIS membership at that point. The first 16 months of membership are free so there will be nothing to pay until January 2020.
What is the difference between EIS Student and EIS full membership?
As a full member it will still be free until January 2020 (if you started your probation in 2018), and you will get voting rights to take part in ballots and EIS local and national elections. You will have a vote in how the EIS is run, and be entitled to legal advice and representation at both local level and with GTCS procedures.