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We are bringing together the voices of more than 450,000 teachers, lecturers, support staff and leaders working in maintained and independent schools and colleges across the UK, to form the largest education union in Europe.

We are the union for your whole career, whether you’re joining as a trainee or newly qualified teacher, a member of support staff, a lecturer or a leader. We value the complex and highly professional role you perform every day. We understand and will stand up for the issues that are important to you.

The National Education Union is your union. We empower you to inspire generations of learners.

We're launching with a fantastic offer to new members:

  • Trainees and students can join for free
  • newly qualified teachers can join for just £1
  • teachers, support staff, leaders and lecturers can join for just £10 and pay nothing more until September 2018!

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How to join

If you don't want to join online there are other ways you can join the National Education Union and take advantage of our great membership offers.

  • Phone: Call us on 0345 811 8111 (local rate) to join now.
  • By post: Complete an application form and return it to: National Education Union, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD.

If you are not sure which category of membership you need to apply for, see our membership rates pageFind out more about the terms and conditions of National Education Union membership.

Why join?

By joining the National Education Union you can make a real difference to the issues that are important to you, as well as accessing our wide range of member benefits, from CPD and events tailored to your learning needs, to our range of unrivalled publications and resources.

Member benefits

We give you more for your membership by providing you and your family with a wide range of money-saving benefits and services through the member benefits programme. We've negotiated offers, discounts and rewards on great products from recognised brands.

Rates

We’re celebrating our launch with an offer to new members. Trainees and students can join for free and newly qualified teachers can join for just £1! Teachers, support staff, leaders and lecturers can join for just £10 and pay nothing more until September 2018!