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Becoming a member

Some of the many benefits included with your HELOA membership include the following;

You are able to:

  • Build relationships with the many institutions involved in HELOA
  • Share best practice with staff in similar positions
  • Keep up to date with changes in the HE sector
  • Get involved with training and development opportunities
  • Attend your group meetings
  • Attend our annual conference
  • Receive the weekly digest

To become a HELOA member, please complete and return the relevant membership form to the HELOA Office. For more information, please see the details under the ‘Types of Membership’ tab.

Members’ Area

In addition to the information available on the HELOA website, members have access to the HELOA Members’ Area. The Members’ Area includes files from conferences dating back to 2006, resources, toolkits, and best practice advice and guidelines.

Types of Membership

There are different types of membership of HELOA. Please see the information below for more detail regarding the types of membership available.

Institutional membership:

This type of membership is held by eligible institutions of higher education. Institutions must meet criteria set out in the constitution and are available here. Institutional members must agree to accept the Association’s constitution, abide by its code of practice, and to pay the annual subscription. Subscription rates vary according to size of institution – for more information on this please see the FAQ section. The rights of institutional members will normally be exercised by corporate members. To apply for institutional membership, fill in this form and send to the HELOA Office.

Primary Contact:

Each Institution shall nominate one Primary Contact, who will be the representative of all HELOA members within the institution. It is expected that the Primary Contact will normally be an Education Liaison Officer or equivalent post-holder, and will be the person most likely to attend HELOA meetings. This is the main administrative contact for HELOA at the institution; but the Primary Contact will also vote on behalf of their Institution and all HELOA Members within their Institution, at General Meetings of the Association and at the meetings of the HELOA Groups. The role of ‘Primary Contact’ can be passed to another Institutional member if required. Primary Contacts should complete this form and send it to the HELOA Office.

HELOA Membership: 

Applicants need to be proposed and seconded by other members of the Association. HELOA members have full speaking rights at all meetings and the right to hold office, but are not entitled to vote at general or group meetings. To apply for HELOA membership, fill in this form and email to office@heloa.co.uk.

FAQs

Why should I become a HELOA member?

As a member you are able to:

  • Build relationships with the many institutions involved in HELOA
  • Share best practice with staff in similar positions
  • Keep up to date with changes in the HE sector
  • Get involved with training and development opportunities
  • Attend your group meetings
  • Attend our annual conference
  • Receive the weekly digest

How do I join?

To become a HELOA member, please complete and return the relevant membership form to the HELOA Office:

How much does it cost to join HELOA?

The cost of becoming a HELOA Institutional Member depends on your student numbers. Subscription includes 5 HELOA Members, but additional members can be added. The subscription bands are as follows:

  • 0-1000: £255
  • 1001-5000: £285
  • 5001-10000: £350
  • 10001-15000: £380
  • 15000+: £405

Additional HELOA Members (over the 5 included within Institutional Membership) are £34 per person. Membership is transferable within the Institution but cannot be transferred between Institutions.

For further details about joining, please contact the HELOA Office