Membership Benefits & Cost

Three reasons to join NAMSS:

  • We offer professional guidance and support as well as access to resources, events and webinars 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 when compared with similar organisations - our membership costs have been held for 5 years in recognition of the funding cuts and financial position colleges find themselves in.

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  • 300

    Member Institutions

    There are almost 300 institutions who are members of NAMSS.

  • 600

    Individual Members

    There are circa 600 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 almost 300 institutions

    You will be joining a network of 600 members within 300 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

    Keep ahead of the sector’s latest news, updates, conference announcements, NAMSS activities and job opportunities.

  • NAMSS network

    You will have access to the contact details for all NAMSS 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.

  • Webinars

    We have a programme of webinars 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

Membership costs £200 for the ‘Lead Contact’ * (normally the Head of Student Services within a college, or similar role) and then £100 per additional member. All named members will be given individual access to our members only website pages, including NAMSS Knowledge, and JISCMail resources.

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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