Membership structure and fees
Find out about how AMOSSHE membership works and how much it costs:
- Who can join AMOSSHE?
- How is membership structured for higher education providers?
- What about international membership?
- How much does membership cost?
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AMOSSHE membership is open to organisations that primarily deliver higher education level teaching provision and normally have a student population of at least 50% studying in higher education.
Most AMOSSHE member organisations are UK-based, but membership is also available for international higher education providers.
If you're an individual associated with an organisation that's an AMOSSHE member, you can join as an additional member for that organisation.
Professional affiliate membership is also available for similar organisations to AMOSSHE, for example other higher education societies.
AMOSSHE UK higher education provider membership is available to UK-based organisations. Membership is tiered, depending on how many full-time equivalent students the organisation has (student FTE):
|Tier 1||One to 10,000|
|Tier 2||10,000 to 20,000|
|Tier 3||Over 20,000|
There are three categories for staff named within UK higher education provider AMOSSHE memberships.
Each organisation has a core number of named members:
- One named lead member who represents the higher education provider for membership votes. This is the only additional privilege that the lead member has. Lead members should be staff in leadership roles in Student Services.
- A minimum of one named core member in addition to the lead member. Named core members get all the benefits of AMOSSHE membership as part of their organisation's core membership cost, except that they can't take part in membership votes. Larger institutions are entitled to greater numbers of named core members within their membership. The number of named core members per tier is:
Tier 1 One core named member Tier 2
Two core named members Tier 3
Three core named members
Additional named members
Each member organisation can have any number of additional named members on top of the lead and core named members, for an extra cost per individual. These memberships are invoiced directly to the individual member. They get all the benefits of AMOSSHE membership, except that they can't take part in membership votes.
The additional members may include staff outside of the Student Services department, but they must be associated with a member organisation.
International membership is for individuals at overseas higher education providers or similar bodies.
Each international member organisation has one named lead member. Any number of additional named members can join for an extra cost per individual, in the same way as for UK higher education provider members.
AMOSSHE membership lasts for an academic year (1 September to 31 August). If your membership begins over halfway through the academic year, you pay half the cost of a full year. You can only pay for one year at a time.
Fee rates for academic year 2013/14
Here are the fee rates for membership. You don't need to pay VAT.
|Type of membership||Fee|
|UK higher education provider member||Tier 1 (1 to 10,000 student FTE)||£560|
|Tier 2 (10,000 to 20,000 student FTE)||£700|
|Tier 3 (over 20,000 student FTE)||£840|
|International higher education provider member||£295|
|Additional named member||£70|
For professional affiliate membership rates, please contact us.