Membership Benefits & Cost

Three reasons to join NAMSS:

  • We offer professional guidance and support as well as access to resources, events and online events to help colleagues keep on top of their challenging roles within the post-16 sector.

  • We liaise closely with a range of strategic partners, including the DfE and Ofsted to ensure student services and student support teams have a voice.

  • We provide excellent value for money.

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  • Over 200

    Member Institutions

    There are over 200 institutions who are members of NAMSS.

  • 600

    Individual Members

    There are circa 600 individual NAMSS members.

  • 90%

    Of All Colleges

    More than 90% of all UK colleges hold NAMSS membership.

Benefits at a glance

NAMSS, National Association for Managers of Student Services, provides a strategic and professional platform for post-16 organisations as well as professional support to its members via a range of resource, events and activities.

  • Join circa. 600 members across 200 institutions

    You will be joining a network of 600 members within just over 200 institutions across England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland.

  • Inclusion into a NAMSS Region

    On becoming a member, you will be linked to a NAMSS region; an opportunity to meet and network with colleagues from local colleges who meet throughout the year.

  • NAMSS News

    A round up of NAMSS activities, articles from guest contributors, conference announcements, a reminder of our upcoming NAMSS Online events and much more delivered straight to your in-box each half-term.

  • NAMSS network

    You will have access to our invaluable email network allowing you to ask questions and support other members.

  • Discounted rate for all our conferences

    You'll save your membership fee simply attending a couple of our events.

  • NAMSS Knowledge

    An online resource library containing a vast range of information, advice, support, policy and guidance documents shared by members.

  • Member’s jiscmail and online discussion forums

    Exchange information, ideas, solutions or share problems via our online discussion group forums.

  • NAMSS Online

    We have a programme of online events including Focus Groups, Share Practice sessions and formal events covering current subjects.

  • 1-day Conferences

    Join colleagues at one-day events at a number of locations across the country where current themes are presented with solutions shared by members.

Membership Pricing & Cost from 1 September 2024

Membership costs £225 for the ‘Lead Contact’ * (normally the Head of Student Services within a college, or similar role) and then £125 per additional member. All named members will be given individual access to our members only website pages, including NAMSS Knowledge, and to our JISCMail network and NAMSS Online events.  Discounted conferences tickets are also available. 

First Member Pricing
Subsequent Members

Membership Details

Subscriptions run from 1 September to 31 August annually. You can apply for membership at any time during the year; a pro-rated rate will apply from 1 March. Contact Nicola Hood at for details.

Those wishing to join NAMSS are asked to read and follow the NAMSS Code of Conduct.

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NAMSS News for non-members

You can now sign-up for our half-termly newsletter* without being a NAMSS members.  

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