Associate Membership

Under Beds SU's By-laws, Beds SU has the right to award Associate Membership - upon request - to:

  • students studying on UoB courses franchised to a partner institution in the UK;
  • students studying on UoB courses validated at a partner institution in the UK;
  • staff of the University of Bedfordshire.

The following partner institutions currently have partnership agreements in place with Beds SU which allow their students to apply to become an Associate Member (click the partner for more information on what is available under your partnership agreement):

  • The Frontline Organisation

For the avoidance of doubt, no Associate Members will be entitled to stand for or vote in elections to any of the Union's democratic bodies/functions.

Partner institutions looking to establish a partnership agreement should contact Amy.McLaughlan@beds.ac.uk, Head of Membership Services & Engagement.

Associate Memberships: Frontline Students

Beds SU and The Frontline Organisation have created a partnership that allows Frontline students studying on UoB courses to access:

  • Beds SU's free, confidential, impartial Advice Service
  • Beds SU's online merchandise shop for all of your UoB branded goodies
  • Beds SU Raising & Giving - supporting students to fundraise for causes close to their heart
  • Beds SU student-led Societies* for all of your interests, from faith groups to study groups and everything in between!
  • Beds SU Personal Development training opportunities to boost your employability

*Society memberships must be purchased at the Associate Membership rate 

For the avoidance of doubt, Beds SU is prohibited from allowing Associate Members access to our democratic systems (forums and elections) by the Education Act 1994. This sadly means that you will not be able to run a society or be the next President, but you will be able to benefit from the activities and networks established by any number of societies and student groups.

Set up a Guest account on the Beds SU website

Creating guest accounts is not currently available.

Purchase your Associate Membership

  1. Go to the Frontline Associate Members group.
  2. Click "Join this group" (be sure to read those Ts & Cs!)
  3. Make payment of just £3.50 for a whole year's worth of access to Beds SU services.

This membership is only open to Frontline students at a reduced rate of £3.50 annually. Please do not purchase this membership if you are not a current Frontline student as these registrations are checked and you will be removed if you are found to not be a Frontline student: in these circumstances, no refunds will be given.

As the partnership grows we will continue to update content on the group so that Associate Members at Frontline have up to date news, local events, and information about the services available to them and how best to get in touch.

In the meantime, should you experience any problems with your Associate Membership, please contact amy.mclaughlan@beds.ac.uk, Head of Membership Services & Engagement.