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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.

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, pay the annual subscription and agree to the HELOA privacy notice. 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 the HELOA Institutional Membership Form.

Primary Contact:

Each Institution shall nominate one Primary Contact, who will be the representative of all HELOA members within the institution. 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. For further details on the role of the Primar Contact, please see the Primary Contact role descriptor.  The role of Primary Contact can be passed to another Institutional member if required. Primary Contacts should complete the Change of Primary Contact form.

HELOA Individual Membership: 

Applicants need approval from their institution which must be a HELOA institutional member and agree to the HELOA Privacy Notice. 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, please complete the HELOA Individual Membership form.

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