Our Student Pathway gives trainee teachers three years’ of highly discounted Trade Union AND Professional Associate membership. Only pay £1 today for your student year and once you graduate and begin working as an Early Career Teacher (ECT) receive 50% off Trade Union membership for two years.

How it works:

  • Sign up for student membership today and pay just £1
  • Set up a monthly direct debit to start in Oct 2023
  • You will not pay any membership fees until Oct 2023
  • When you're an ECT you'll get 50% off Trade Union membership
  • From Oct 2023 only pay £8.16 p/m (normally £16.25 p/m)
  • Cancel, with no hassle, at any time, with no fees

What are the benefits of Student membership?

  • Trade Union protection in the workplace
  • Professional advice on all aspects of employment in art, craft and design education
  • Specialist representation from Art, Craft and Design educators and teachers
  • Legal advice and representation
  • A prompt and personal response to enquiries within 24 hours
  • A designated Senior Case Worker as the sole point of contact from start to finish (except for unforeseen circumstances, you would always deal with the same person)

Plus all the standard member benefits:

  • Online Resources and Publications
  • Professional Development
  • Professional Community
  • Wellbeing Support
  • Advocacy for our subject and our profession
  • Exclusive Discounts

See a comprehensive list of member benefits here.

Your resources and the level of support you provided during my training years were exemplary

— Varun Jyothykumar , Past NSEAD Student Member

Join now as a Student Member

Please select a membership option

One-off student fee