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Young Planners in the East Midlands

The East Midlands Young Planners Group was established in 2008 and now has over 300 members. We celebrated our 10th anniversary in 2018, first meeting in Leicester in February 2008.

Currently Jessica Herritty of Turley is Chair of the Group.  Megan Wilson BSc (Hons) MSc MRTPI CIHCM is incoming Chair for 2024.

Chair Foreword:

"Welcome to the RTPI Young Planners Network East Midlands page. Our committee is formed of a group of dedicated young planners from across the region tasked with the co-ordination, organisation and delivery of topic based CPD events, skills focused seminars, webinars and workshops, as well as social events and networking opportunities.

Our aim is to ensure a full, interesting and engaging range of events and sessions are available and accessible to all of those young planners and students in the East Midlands, encouraging a greater sense of community and creating opportunities for knowledge sharing.

As this year’s Chair of the committee, I’m excited to see a full calendar for the year ahead with a diverse range of activities planned at a variety of locations across the region. I am particularly passionate about planning in the East Midlands and the fantastic opportunities and projects in the area. I’ve benefitted a great deal from being part of the Young Planners community in the East Midlands and welcome and encourage others to join the network."

Jessica Herritty

What do Young Planners do?

We organise events, ranging from CPD sessions and themed seminars to study tours, networking sessions and socials. We also try to arrange regular L-APC sessions to support those in their professional development journey to MRTPI.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions all activity is on line.  Our Ask the Expert series of webinars are specifically targeted at Young Planners.

Why should you get involved?

There are lots of great reasons to get involved including:

  • Fostering professional relationships
  • Networking with other professions
  • Developing soft skills in project management & leadership
  • Contributing to career progression
  • Promoting Planning
  • Inspiring the next generation
  • Sharing experiences
  • Supporting L-APC Candidates
  • Having fun and socialise with like-minded people.

Would you like to get involved with Young Planners?  

Sign up today

You can also contact us through our various social media channels, which we regularly update with details of up-coming events:

Twitter        Follow us @eastmidsrtpi

LinkedIn      Join the national  'RTPI Young Planners Network' group

Am I a Young Planner?

A Young Planner is any student, licentiate or corporate member of the RTPI (or non-member planner) with up to 10 years' post-qualification experience.