Join AMOSSHE if your organisation is a UK-based education provider offering some HE courses, which account for less than 50% of the courses on offer.
Once you've applied, our Vice Chair (Operations) considers your application, and AMOSSHE will advise you of the outcome within four weeks of receiving it.
Join AMOSSHE if your organisation is an HE provider or similar body based outside the UK. As an international member of AMOSSHE you can contribute to the expertise of our professional association, and in turn benefit from AMOSSHE’s resources, which include tools and research useful to Student Services departments around the world.
Once you've applied, our Vice Chair (Operations) considers your application, and AMOSSHE will advise you of the outcome within four weeks of receiving it. Some member benefits aren’t available for international members. For more information, see What are the benefits of AMOSSHE membership?
Join AMOSSHE if your organisation is a non-profit or charitable status organisation in the HE and/or student support sectors. Membership is open to those working in your organisation who are responsible for enabling student success, in line with AMOSSHE's aims and purpose.
When applying to become a non-profit member you’ll need to provide information to help AMOSSHE ensure that membership is appropriate for your role, and the AMOSSHE Business Ethics Committee will determine whether membership for your organisation is consistent with AMOSSHE's values and aims.
Some member benefits aren’t available for non-profit members. For more information, see What are the benefits of AMOSSHE membership?
Join AMOSSHE if you work for a corporate organisation from the HE sector and you’re responsible for the direct delivery of services to students (for example student accommodation staff, non-medical helpers). AMOSSHE membership will enable you to continue to develop and improve your services to students, in line with AMOSSHE's aims and purpose.
When applying to become a corporate member you’ll need to provide information to help AMOSSHE ensure that membership is appropriate for your role, and the AMOSSHE Business Ethics Committee will determine whether membership for your organisation is consistent with AMOSSHE's values and aims.
Some member benefits aren’t available for corporate members. For more information, see What are the benefits of AMOSSHE membership?
Join AMOSSHE as an individual member if you’re a freelance consultant working in the HE sector, or you’re a professional undertaking research into Student Services. As an AMOSSHE member you can use our network and resources to stay up to date with developments in the sector and emerging good practice.
When applying to become an individual member you’ll need to provide information to help AMOSSHE ensure that membership is appropriate for you. The AMOSSHE Business Ethics Committee will determine whether your membership is consistent with AMOSSHE's values and aims. If you’re engaged in a long-term contract with a member organisation (outside of a general consultancy contract) you can apply to become an additional member for that organisation instead.
Some member benefits aren’t available for individual members. For more information, see What are the benefits of AMOSSHE membership?
Join AMOSSHE as a student member if you’re taking an HE course with a substantial connection in its curriculum to Student Services (for example, a postgraduate degree in Student Affairs or HE management) at an AMOSSHE member institution. As an AMOSSHE member you can use our network and resources to benefit from the expertise of the sector for your research.
Before approving your student membership, AMOSSHE will need to confirm that your course is consistent with our aims as an association. Contact AMOSSHE to find out if your course is approved.
When applying to become a student member you’ll need to provide evidence from your course provider of your status as a currently enrolled student on the relevant course. If your application is successful, AMOSSHE will notify the lead member of your HE institution as a courtesy.
Some member benefits aren’t available for student members. For more information, see What are the benefits of AMOSSHE membership?
AMOSSHE membership includes a range of exclusive benefits. Access to these depends on your membership category, as follows:
|Member benefit||UK provider
|Access to member network (including Jiscmail)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Student Services benchmarking||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|National / regional group meetings||Yes||Yes|
|Ability to become an Executive Committee member / vote in elections||Yes||Yes|
AMOSSHE's members include the most experienced Student Services leaders in the country, dealing with real and demanding challenges every day. As a member, you become part of a supportive community, helping each other out and promoting good practice.
Members share their experience, knowledge and advice through exclusive Jiscmail email lists, to connect with peers both nationally and regionally. Networking through AMOSSHE brings you real, practical benefits in a reliable, secure and trustworthy environment.
AMOSSHE members share resources and expertise every day, and as a member you can access our knowledge archive, including Student Services policies, job descriptions, summaries of topical discussions, and event resources.
AMOSSHE also funds member-led projects to support professional practice or developments in Student Services. These projects result in research, recommendations, toolkits, guidance and other resources.
National and regional groups
AMOSSHE members meet in their nations and regions to discuss themes affecting them, network with colleagues and provide local peer support. Usually, one named AMOSSHE member from each higher education provider represents their organisation at the regional group. AMOSSHE national and regional groups are Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and five regional groups for England: East Anglia, midlands, north, London and the south east, and south west.
AMOSSHE provides its members with news and information that's tailored to the interests of Student Services professionals. As a member you get:
AMOSSHE members contribute to an annual Student Services benchmarking survey to help the community maintain a broad understanding of higher education Student Services across the UK. AMOSSHE issues a report of the survey findings to its members, commenting on major trends across the sector.
The survey provides valuable information about the scale and scope of Student Services in UK higher education. Members can use the data for benchmarking and comparing. As a national organisation, the survey enables AMOSSHE to present a clear and accurate picture of Student Services in policy debates.
International exchange programme
AMOSSHE hosts a bi-annual exchange programme with the US Student Affairs organisation NASPA. Up to five AMOSSHE delegates visit a selection of universities or colleges in one or more US states, then two years later a similar number of AMOSSHE member institutions host visits from US Student Affairs leaders. This is an excellent way of finding out more about international practices, and new ways of working.
AMOSSHE also has conference delegate exchange arrangements with professional sector bodies in Australia and Canada.
Professional development events
AMOSSHE offers several professional development events each year. Members can attend at a discounted rate, which makes these events a cost effective way to maintain your continuing professional development (CPD). There are two main types of event:
If you work for an AMOSSHE member organisation and you want to attend one or more of our events, it's cost effective to become an additional member, because the cost of membership is soon offset by the event discounts. AMOSSHE also supports several external events, and in doing so secures discounts for AMOSSHE members to attend.
Each year AMOSSHE commissions a range of small projects from member organisations in order to share innovative research, expertise and best practice across the Student Services sector, and enable continuing development and improvement. The research insights, recommendations and outputs from these projects benefit all members.