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If you have previously been an SRHE member in the last few years and wish to re-join, please go to Login (top right of screen) and use the forgot password link  to reset your password. Once logged in to the site, the ‘Re-join SRHE’ option should appear.

If you have any difficulties please e-mail us at srhe@srhe.ac.uk

SRHE Member Benefits

Annual Conference

Reduced rates for the 2023 SRHE Annual Conference (6-8 December 2023 in person & separate online event 4 December 2023)

Research into Higher Education Abstracts

Free subscription to Research into Higher Education Abstracts, including on-line access to the current issue and the full on-line archive of Abstracts

SRHE Seminars

Free attendance at any SRHE Seminars and SRHE supported events

On-line Access

On-line access to Higher Education (HE) journals such as Teaching in HE, Assessment & Evaluation in HE, European Journal of HE, Innovations in Education and Teaching International, Journal of Marketing for HE, Perspectives: Policy and Practice in HE, and Quality in HE

Higher Education Quarterly

Full online access to Higher Education Quarterly

Studies in Higher Education

Reduced rates (over 50%) for Studies in Higher Education & free on-line access to the journal archive


Free copies of SRHE News, providing an international review of all that is current in research into HE

Routledge/Taylor and Francis

30% discount on all books published by Routledge/Taylor and Francis

Wiley Publishing

20% discount on all books and journals published by Wiley Publishing

Application Library

Access to a member-only resource of detailed examples of previously successful applications for SRHE Award funding

Gold Open Access

A reduced Article Processing Charge (APC) for Gold Open Access publication in the Studies in Higher Education journal

Annual Research Grants

The opportunity to apply for the annual research grants plus access to Application Library of previously successful applications

Membership Rates 2023/2024*

Standard Membership £110.00
Retired (annual subscription) £70.00
Retired (lifetime membership) £300.00
Student** £50.00
Studies & Policy Reviews in HE £80.00

All SRHE Memberships are valid for 365 days from date of purchase (except Lifetime Retired). Current rates are valid until 31st July 2024.

*For residents of Official Development Assistance countries – as defined by the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee at http://www.oecd.org/dac/financing-sustainable-development/development-finance-standards/daclist.htm reduced rates of membership apply.

**Student membership is available to full-time students. An institutional e-mail address must be provided by all students upon registration for verification purposes. Part-time students on very low incomes may also be eligible for Student membership. For further guidance, e-mail srhe@srhe.ac.uk detailing your circumstances and income to check your eligibility.
Tax relief on professional memberships (in the UK)

The SRHE is an approved professional body as listed under https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/professional-bodies-approved-for-tax-relief-list-3 (note the listing is under ‘R’ as Research into Higher Education, Society of)

So it is quite easy to claim tax relief at your prevailing rate of tax (depending on salary, usually 20% or 40%). This can be done via an online account with HMRC, which takes a few mins to set up, and this applies not just to people on self-assessment. The details are here: https://www.gov.uk/tax-relief-for-employees. In addition, you can now claim the relief retrospectively for four previous tax years. You may also need to obtain your university or employer PAYE reference to do this.

Membership Terms and Conditions

By registering your details here you are agreeing to be contacted with information relating to your membership or your delegate place at future SRHE events. Any third parties we use (e.g. for journal distribution, mailings, elections, conferences, IT/web issues) are solely for business directly related to SRHE. We will not sell your data, and will keep your data safe and secure. Once you have paid for your membership, we offer no refunds. Any cancellations for membership will be effective from the date of expiry. Once your membership has expired, you will continue to receive details of forthcoming SRHE events and activities, but you may opt of receiving these at any stage.