National Education Union membership is available to everyone working in education. If you are not sure which category of membership you need to apply for, see membership eligibility.
Join online now
FREE for Trainees and students
£1 for Newly qualified teachers
Find out more about the terms and conditions of National Education Union membership.
How much does it cost?
We calculate your membership fees depending on your working hours and workplace role. Membership is free for students and greatly reduced for newly qualified and new members. See our membership rates.
Benefits and rewards
The NEU is a campaigning union with a clear vision of what our education system should look like. Together, we will shape the future of education for the benefit of teachers, support staff, leaders and pupils
Equality is at the heart of our union, to ensure that its members have a voice in the union, in the classroom and in broader society, and do not face barriers to promotion, representation or participation.
A network of workplace representatives and a dedicated national AdviceLine with professionals advisers if you experience issues at work.
A fantastic range of national and local CPD courses for all our members
Free membership magazine.
Free insurance protection and cover for everything from personal accidents, to loss of or damage to property, including teaching equipment and personal effects.
Other ways 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.
Call us on 0345 811 8111 (local rate) to join now.
By post - download application form below
- All members application form
- Trainees and students application form
- Newly qualified teachers application form
Completed application form should be returned in the FREE POST envelope attached to the form.