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HELOA is a charity and the professional association of higher education staff working in the field of
education liaison providing guidance and information to prospective higher education students, their
families and advisers. Established in 1990, the charity has over 2000 members from 150 higher
education institutions across the United Kingdom. Our members work in a wide range of functions
within universities, covering areas of schools and colleges liaison, student recruitment, widening
participation, external relations, marketing, publications and publicity, and student services. All
members are committed to high standards of professionalism.


Membership Types 

HELOA has three types of membership, see below, with each bringing different benefit opportunities.

Full Membership: Publicly funded Higher Education Institutions (Institutional and Individual Membership)

Associate Membership: Non-Publicly, or part-publicly funded Higher Education Institutions (Institutional and Individual Membership)

Honorary Membership: Individuals who are no longer represented by institutional membership of the Association and are unlikely to be in the future, and therefore cannot be considered for HELOA membership, but have previously served to support the Association in achieving its aims and objectives. Voted and approved at AGM by the membership.


Membership Processing

Membership is processed by the HELOA office in collaboration with institutional primary contacts who are the representative of all HELOA members within the institution and are the main administrative contact for HELOA.

To apply for institutional membership contact the HELOA office and complete the institutional form.

HELOA Institutional Membership Form


To apply for individual HELOA membership please receive confirmation from the institutional primary contact and complete the membership form.

HELOA Individual Membership Form


Nominations for Honorary Membership are received in advance of the Annual General Meeting which normally takes place early in the calendar year. At the AGM, the nominations are considered by the membership. If you wish to nominate a HELOA member for Honorary Membership, please complete the Honorary Membership Nomination Form which includes a short paragraph (no longer than 300 words) stating your reasons for the nomination.


For further details, please see the membership pages or contact the office using the details below.

Membership Benefits
Institutional Membership
Individual Membership
Membership FAQs


HELOA Membership brochure 2021


HELOA Office
Edge Hill University
St. Helen’s Road
L39 4QP
E-mail: office@heloa.ac.uk
Telephone 01695 654 932