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Membership Information

The National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD) is a professional association and an independent trade union. All Honorary and Full Members have access to support similar to that provided by other teachers' unions. However for those who do not require legal and professional aid, but only the benefits of subject association membership, there is the less expensive option of Associate Membership.

*Student, Newly Qualified Teachers and Newly Qualified Lecturers, and Life Members also have the option to receive full trade union benefits. For a membership fee comparable to other unions the NSEAD provides not only trade union services but all the functions of a specialist subject association/learned society.

The membership benefits provided by the NSEAD include:

  • Immediate access to the NSEAD web site for information to keep you up to date with news, views and current developments in art and design education
  • Opportunities to participate in networks (online and face-to-face) and to make professional contact with colleagues from all phases of education across the UK and worldwide
  • Publications including three issues of AD (the Society's magazine); three online issues of the International Journal of Art & Design Education each year and full access to every article published in the Journal since 1982.
  • Recognition by government and governmental agencies including DfE, DENI, SOEID, Ofsted, CCEA(NI), LTS, SQA and The Teaching Agency - the society is consulted regularly and advises on issues related to the subject and more general matters
  • Frequent professional development opportunites at concessionary rates through an extensive programme of international, national and regional events
  • Access to the NSEAD mail order specialist book shop
  • Efficient professional advice on all aspects of employment in education: legal advice and aid is also available to Full Members
  • Independence - the NSEAD is not affiliated to any other union or political party.
  • Insurance cover against theft of personal effects at work

Click here for an application form

For more information please contact: Anne Ingall

NSEAD
3 Masons Wharf
Potley Lane
Corsham
Wiltshire
England
SN13 9FY

T: 01225 810134
F: 01225 812730



Membership Categories


Full Membership is available to those who are employed or resident in the United Kingdom - specifically, teachers or lecturers of art and design from all phases of education in full-time or part-time employment and administrators, local authority advisers, inspectors, education consultants, museum and gallery educators and others who support the objects of the Society. Such members are entitled to all the benefits of Society membership.

A teacher and lecturer in their first year of teaching may receive all the benefits of Full Membership at a discount of 50% of the subscription for this category of membership.

Associate Membership is an option for those who are applying for membership of the Society for the first time. Specifically teachers or lecturers of art and design from all phases of education in full-time or part-time employment, and administrators, local authority advisers, inspectors, education consultants, museum and gallery educators and others who support the objects of the Society, together with teachers and lecturers based overseas. This category excludes legal advice and aid but includes all subject association benefits.

A non-specialist primary school teacher may receive all benefits of Associate Membership at a discount of 50% of the subscription for this category of membership.

Collegiate Membership is available to colleges, faculties and university departments, either free standing or within an institution, with students following courses in art and design or art and design education. Secondary school or tertiary college departments or faculties of art and design/design and technology/creative arts are also eligible for collegiate membership, as are commercial agencies, excluding those managed by local authorities offering inspection, advice and consultancy wholly or in part for any phase of art and design education. Such membership is normally represented by a named member of the staff concerned with art and design/design and technology/creative arts. This category excludes legal advice and aid but includes all subject association benefits

Collegiate Primary Sector Membership is available to schools which cater in part or whole for children between the age of 3 and 11. Membership is normally vested in a school representative - usually the art and design co-ordinator or the head teacher. This category excludes legal advice and aid but includes all subject association benefits including the Society's newsletter AD and the International Journal of Art & Design Education. It also excludes the opportunity to stand for election to committees and boards.

Student Teacher Membership includes a subscription to the International Journal of Art & Design Education and to AD Magazine.


Methods of Payment

Note: Annual payments by Direct Debit are taken on or just after 1st October. Quarterly payments by Direct Debit are taken on or just after the 1st of October, January, April and July.

The NSEAD year commences on 1st October and pro-rata payments for those joining after this date (and wishing to pay by checque or Direct Debit) can be calculated as follows:-

(number of full months remaining in year) x (monthly payment for option required)

If you intend to pay by quarterly Direct Debit pleae calculate the pro-rata payment to the nearest quarter day and send a cheque for this amount. Please forward your completed Direct Debit form with your application form and initial payment and allow at least 14 days for activation.

Click here for a membership form to join the Society.

Subscription Rates for Academic Year 2014/2015

Membership typeAnnualQuarterly DDMonthly DD
Collegiate£207.90 £51.98 £17.33
Full Membership£180.60 £45.15 £15.05
Associate£98.70 £24.68 £8.23
Full Membership (NQT)£90.30 £22.58 £7.53
Collegiate Primary *£65.10 £16.28 £5.43
Associate (Primary)£49.35 £12.34 £4.11
Student (3 term)£29.00 n/a n/a
Student (2 term)£19.00 n/a n/a
Student (1 term)£9.00 n/a n/a

 



Students: the student rate is determined by the month in which you join, as shown below.

September - January 3-term rate
February - May 2-term rate
June - August 1-term rate


Tax Relief on NSEAD Subscriptions
A tax allowance may be claimed in respect in 9/10th of the annual subscription paid to the Society. Pro-rata payments for those who wish to join part way through the year can be calculated on the basis of each full month remaining. Follow this link for more information.

Click here for a membership form to join the NSEAD.

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