Membership rates

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Teachers, support staff, leaders, lecturers and college managers in maintained, academy and independent schools, colleges and education settings in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can join the National Education Union. 

  • Trainees and students can join for free
  • Newly qualified teachers can join for just £1*
  • New members receive 75%** off your first year's full subscription if you join before 31 December 2018

Join today to take up these great offers.

Launch offer rates

Membership category Rates
Trainee or student Free
Newly qualified £1*
New members 75% off**

*The £1 offer is available to newly qualified teachers. The £1 subscription is payable by direct debit and provides you with full membership of the union during your NQ year from September to August. You will be entitled to a further period of discounted membership following the £1 offer. The union will write to you to advise you of the further offer.

** The current 75% off join offer for new members is valid for payment by direct debit instalments and is not available to those who have had previous membership of ATL/AMiE, NEU or NUT within the last 36 months.

Find out more on our terms and conditions page. ​

Standard subscription rates (Sept 2018 - Aug 2019)

The National Education Union offers annual membership based on the academic year. The membership year will begin on 1 September and end on 31 August.

 

Full annual subscription rate

Contracted hours

% of annual subscription to pay

 

Total annual subscription amount

LEADERSHIP

£210

Above 0.6

100

£210

0.3 –  0.6

50

£105

 Below 0.3

25

£52.50

STANDARD

£183

Above 0.6

100

£183

0.3 - 0.6

50

£91.50

 Below 0.3

25

£45.75

SUPPORT

£102

21 hours per week or more

100

£102

Less than 21 but 10.5 hours a week or more

50

£51

Less than 10.5 hours a week

25

£25.50

Local subscriptions

In addition to the national standard subscription rates, local districts of the NEU set and collect a local subscription from members. 

Your local subscription will be between 5% and 15% of your national subscription rate.

From 2019 how local subscriptions are spent will be decided at meetings of your local district and actioned by the elected officers of that group. 

As an NEU member you elect your local district officers and you are encouraged to attend the meetings of your local district where decisions such as the setting and spending of your local fee are made. 

Join today

  • Free for students/trainees
  • £1 for newly qualified

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