We are only accepting associate membership applications until the 31st October 2022.
The activities and opportunities we provide at UEA Students’ Union are predominantly for current students studying at the University of East Anglia. However, we recognise that there are individuals that are not current UEA students that may want to become an associate member of UEA Students Union so they can participate in a selection of our activities.
This page details what an associate member is, who can become an associate, fees attached to becoming an associate, and the steps an individual needs to take to become an associate member.
Please read our associate membership policy for more information.
Please read UEA Sport's Matrix for insight into associate membership participation with sport at UEA.
What is an associate membership?
An associate membership is there so individuals that are not a current student at UEA can pays to become a member of uea(su).
As an associate member, you gain access to join uea(su) clubs and societies.
Becoming an associate membership does not allow you the right to vote in any election by uea(su) or a uea(su) student group, the right to hold an officer or representative role at uea(su), the right to hold a committee position in a uea(su) student group and you will not be able to participate in BUCs competitions.
Who can become an associate member?
Associate membership is open to the following people:
Current INTO students
Current Eastern and Otley students
Current City College students
UEA Members of Staff
Current students from University institutions within the United Kingdom, providing that institution is not the University of East Anglia.
How much is it to become an associate?
Associate memberships are available to the following people for a fee of £50. Please note, the £50 fee is a separate and additional fee to student group membership fee charges.
Associate memberships are available to the following people at no extra cost. Please note, these individuals will still have to pay student group membership fees.
Current students studying at INTO
Current students studying at Eastern and Otley College
Current students studying at City College
How long does an associate membership last?
An associate membership to the Students' Union is only valid for one academic year and expires on the 31st July each year, regardless of when the membership was acquired. This is to keep membership length in line with that of standard UEA student membership.
This means that associate members must renew their membership to the SU and to clubs and societies yearly.
How to become an associate member?
To apply for an associate membership, an individual must complete the associate membership application form and return this form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only forms completed by UEA Alumni, UEA Members of Staff, current students studying at INTO, current students studying at Eastern and Otley college, and current students from University institutions within the United Kingdom, providing that institution is not the University of East Anglia, will be accepted. Incomplete application forms will not be accepted.
Applications for an Associate Membership will be considered on a case by case basis following the submission of the associate membership application form.
A member of staff from UEA Students’ Union will be in contact with prospective associate members following their application with the outcome of their application and further instructions.