How can I pay my membership fees?

We accept payment by Direct Debit, cheque or credit card. ICE manages the collection of membership fees on behalf of SECED. Once you have submitted your membership application, ICE's Member Services team will contact you to collect payment. ICE has a policy of reducing administrative costs whenever possible and encourages members to pay annual subscriptions by Direct Debit.

Direct Debit

Direct Debit can be set up for applicants with a UK-registered bank account only. New Direct Debit mandates must be completed and returned to the ICE by 31st December for the payment to be collected in January of the following year. If the completed Direct Debit mandate is returned after 1st January, payment for the current year should be made by cheque or credit card, and the Direct Debit will be set up for the following year. In that case, please contact the Member Services team on 0207 665 2227 when they email you your membership number to make a payment for the current year’s membership fee over the phone.

Cheque

All cheques should be made payable to the Institution of Civil Engineers and posted to the address given below.

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London, SW1P 3AA
UK

Credit card

You can make your payment by credit card via your MyICE account or by calling Member Services on 0207 665 2227 where your payment will be processed over the phone. MyICE is an online account that you can set up using your membership number at www.ice.org.uk/MyICE. It will allow you to make your subscription payment, obtain receipts for your payments, process your membership renewal, make any changes to your contact information, etc.

What should I do if I forgot to pay my membership fees?

Individual members

In any given year you can renew your membership via MyICE until the end of September. After September you will need to rejoin the Society as a new member, in which case you should follow the procedure for new members. Please note if your ICE membership has lapsed, you will not be able to use MyICE and should instead contact the ICE subscriptions team on tel. 020 7665 2227 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Corporate members

Corporate members should always contact the ICE subscriptions team on tel. 020 7665 2227 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What is my SECED membership number?

The SECED membership is administrated by the ICE.

Individual members

When you became a member of SECED, you should have received an eight-digit membership number. If you were an existing member of the ICE at the time of joining SECED, this number would have been the same as your ICE membership number. If you don't know your individual membership number, please contact the SECED Secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Corporate members

Each corporate member (i.e. each organisation) has one membership number. The named representatives of a corporate member all share the same membership number. To distinguish between the named representatives, the ICE also assigns a unique person ID to each named representative. However, the ID numbers are for internal administrative purposes only, and they are as a rule not communicated to the named representatives. As a named representative you will not be required to know your ID number. However, if you don't know your corporate membership number, please contact the SECED Secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Do I need to log in to use the SECED website?

No. All resources and pages on the SECED website are freely available to the public.

How do I change my contact details?

If you wish to change your contact details (or any other details associated with your SECED membership), you have two options:

  1. Log in to MyICE with your email address and password and go to My Profile.
  2. Contact the SECED Secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) quoting your surname and membership number.

The first option is preferred. You should only use the second option if for some reason you are unable to to use the first.

I have not received the SECED Newsletter for a while – what should I do?

The SECED Newsletter is no longer published in hard copy. All future issues will be published in electronic format only. A PDF attachment or a link to a download site will be sent via email to all members when a new issue is published. If you previously opted out of emails from the ICE, the email will not have been sent to you. In that event, please contact the Website Administrator, the SECED Secretary or the Newsletter Editor, and we will be happy to send you a copy of the Newsletter. Moreover, we recommend that you opt in to emails from SECED (see next FAQ).

I am not receiving any membership emails from SECED – what should I do?

Membership emails concern the practical and administrative matters in the life of the society (e.g. calls for nominations to the SECED Committee). If you are an individual member or ICE Member, please log in to the MyICE, go to “My Profile”, and then under “Email and communication preferences” tick the opt-in box and click “Submit”. If you are a nominated representative of a corporate member and not also an individual SECED member or ICE member, please contact the SECED Secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), stating your consent to receive emails from SECED and that you are a nominated representative of a corporate member.

I am not receiving any event notifications from SECED – what should I do?

Your SECED membership is administered by the the ICE, and all email notifications are handled by the ICE. You may have opted out of emails from the ICE, in which case the notification system will respect your preferences and not send any emails to your email address. If you wish to opt in again, and you are an individual member or ICE Member please log in to MyICE, go to “My Profile”, and then under “Email and communication preferences” tick the opt-in box and click “Submit”. If you are a nominated representative of a corporate member and not also an individual SECED member or ICE member, please contact the SECED Secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), stating your consent to receive emails from SECED and that you are a nominated representative of a corporate member. You should also check that emails from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. are not redirected to the junk/spam/clutter folder and are advised to add the email address to your contacts list.

If the above steps do not resolve the problem, please send an email to the SECED Secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and request a thorough check of your email settings. Please include your SECED membership number in the email.

You can also subscribe directly to news and events updates from specific Specialist Knowledge Societies (including SECED) by visiting the ICE’s webpage for Specialist Knowledge Societies and click the “NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP” button at the bottom of the page.

I do not have a MyICE account – what should I do?

In the first instance, if you know your SECED membership number, try to register for a MyICE account. The form will ask for your ICE membership number, which is the same as your SECED membership number. If you do not know your membership number, please contact the SECED Secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with your surname and date of birth. A reply will be sent as soon as possible with your membership number.

How do I change my membership type?

To change your membership type (e.g. from Student to Individual or from Individual to Retired), please contact the SECED Secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) quoting your surname and membership number.

Are evening meetings broadcast online and, if they are, what should I do to join the broadcast?

Most of our evening meetings are broadcast online. Usually we send a link via email a few days before the evening meeting. We also publicise the link within the advert in the Events section of the website (however, the link may not appear in the advert until one or two days before the meeting). In many cases you can also find the event in ICE's events schedule. Some of our evening meetings are not broadcast if, for example, the host venue does not have the required facilities for broadcasting.