Membership subscription rates

Academic year 2020/21

Although it was agreed at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in May 2017 that the cost of membership for each year thereafter would be pegged to inflation (for 2019/20 this was 3.1%) and rounded to the nearest £25, at the 2020 AGM on 14th July 2020, due to the situation with covid-19, it was agreed that the fee bands for 2020/21 would be frozen (so kept the same as 2019/20 for Band 1-6). In addition, a Band 0 would be introduced for all institutions (existing or new) that have less than 10 academic staff. From 2021/22 the inflation increase will resume.

For corporate or professional institution membership categories, please contact us for a discussion.

UK higher education institutions – see table below.

Staff numbers greater than or equal to But less than 2020/21 rate (£)
   0   10 200
  10   40 575
  40   80 1,100
  80 120 1,675
120 160 2,250
160 200 2,775
200 3,350

Method of calculation of staff numbers for university membership category

Given that universities have to submit a staff return officially to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) each year, we use these data to both save our members a task and to ensure that our charging structure is consistently applied. 2019/20 rates will be based on the latest available data which is for academic year 2017/18.  The staff definition we plan to use is as follows:

Academic Professional FTE with an open-ended or permanent contract (teaching only or teaching plus research) in cost centres: (115) General engineering, (116) Chemical engineering, (117) Mineral, metallurgy & materials engineering, (118) Civil engineering, (119) Electrical, electronic & computer engineering and (120) Mechanical, aero & production engineering.

If however, you have reason to believe that this method will result in incorrect calculation of your subscription banding, please contact us and we will discuss adjustment.