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Subscription Policy

Early Career and other concessions

Concessions in subscription fees have been authorised by Council for the first six years of membership of early-career academics who joined while studying for a doctorate or within the first six years of starting their first academic position, or those who are employed part-time in a teaching post in a qualifying institution. These attract a two-thirds reduction in membership fee.


Subscription payments and arrears payments both receive relief from taxation within the United Kingdom.

Convenor discount

Council has agreed that in recognition of their contribution to the Society, members who later become convenors will receive a 50% discount in their subscription.

Discount for institutional membership

We would like to draw the attention of Heads of Department to Council’s decision to grant rebates for bulk purchases where departments pay for their staff to be members.

The rebates are:

20+ members = 5% discount
40+ members  = 10% discount
80+ members  = 15% discount
120+ members  = 20% discount

If you would like to pursue this possibility, please contact the Honorary Treasurer.