A new category of 'graduate' member of RIBA has been created to combat the decline in student membership. In his report to council, Peter Trebilcock said numbers had fallen by 24 per cent. It was agreed that the new class will be open to all postPart 2 students, at a charge of £40. There will be a cap of five years on this category, after which graduate members will be encouraged to become 'subscribers'. Graduates will not be entitled to use the 'RIBA' suffix.