Membership of the Association 2017-18

Membership of the Association is open to academics, educators and researchers in the field of youth and community work and, while much of the focus of the Association is on support for lecturers teaching on professionally qualifying programmes of learning, we recognise the success of the Association requires engagement with educators across the sector. We therefore welcome applications for membership from academics, educators and researchers across institutional and agency settings, and from individuals, that draw on and seek to extend current thinking and practice in youth and community work.

 

Membership applications for the 2017-18 academic year are now open. The window for new applicants and renewals opens on 1st September 2017 and renewals must be completed by 31st March 2018 to continue in registered membership and receive benefits of Association membership.

 

You can download a copy of membership categories here, full details are also listed below.

 

You can submit an application on-line via our EventBrite portal by clicking here.

 

You can download an individual application form as a MSWord file here.

 

You can download an institional subscription form as a MSWord file here.

 

Our membership categories are tailored to recognise the different levels of participation in youth and community work education; and they afford different member rights and benefits accordingly. All membership categories include access to the 'Members Area' of the website where additional resources are made available and member discussion forums are held. If you wish to join the Association or are unsure which, or whether, a membership category applies to you then please submit a Membership Enquiry using the link on the right hand side of this page and we will respond to your request with further details within five working days. 

 

Category 1: 'Teaching Institution: Professional Educators Membership' - Annual* £300.00

A UK teaching institution/agency can subscribe to the Association and nominate an unlimited number of staff to become members of the Association. Membership via this route is only available to staff on full or part-time contract of employment who teach, or tutor, substantially (normally a minimum of 50% of teaching/tutoring allocation) on a professionally recognised award in youth and/or community work.

 

Membership Rights: Members in this category have full voting rights, can be elected or co-opted to the secretariat and can be appointed as directors of the Association.

 

Membership Benefits: Members in this category have access to the Members Bursary Programme to support attendance at sector conferences and events; they can act as TAG/Association reps on validation panels; they receive conference fee discounts; a bi-monthly news bulletin; and bulletins from sector associates for whom the Association is a member/associate agency.

  

Category 2: 'Individual Specialist Educators Membership' - Annual* Fee of £75.00

For other UK teaching institutions/agencies that wish to subscribe to the Association and nominate an unlimited number of staff to become members of the Association. Membership via this route is available to staff who teach on any youth and community related programmeof learning in the UK.

 

Membership Rights: Members in this category have full voting rights, can be elected or co-opted to the secretariat but cannot be appointed as a directors of the Association.

 

Membership Benefits: Members in this category receive conference fee discounts; receive a bi-monthly news bulletin; and bulletins from sector associates for whom the Association is a member/associate agency.

 

Category 3: 'Affiliate or Agency Membership' - Annual* Fee of £50.00

This category is for individuals who may teach full or part-time at institutions or through approved agencies on youth and community related programmes of learning in the UK (these may or may not be professionally validated awards).

 

Membership Rights: Members in this category can be co-opted to an ex-officio role on the secretariat but have no voting rights and cannot be appointed as a director of the Association.

 

Membership Benefits: Members in this category receive conference fee discounts; receive a bi-monthly news bulletin; and bulletins from sector associates for whom the Association is a member/associate agency.

  

Category 5: 'Researcher and Alumni Membership' - Annual* Fee of £20.00

 

This category is for postgraduate students engaged in research with an interest in youth and community work and/or youth and community work education; and for alumni of the Association that may have retired from professional practice.

 

Membership Rights: Members in this category can be co-opted to an ex-officio role on the secretariat but have no voting rights and cannot be appointed as a director of the Association.

 

Membership Benefits: Members in this category receive conference fee discounts and receive the bi-monthly news bulletin; and bulletins from sector associates for whom the Association is a member/associate agency.

 

*Annual Membership runs from 1st September to 31st August each year and renewals are due by 31st October each year. New applications after 1st May are charged at 50% of the published annual fee.

   

 

If you have any further enquiries about membership then you can submit these here.

 




 
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