Membership is open to all higher education providers and related sector organisations on an annual or three-yearly subscription basis. We have over 150 HEIs in membership, with around a third taking advantage of the 10% discount offered by three-year subscriptions. Our membership year runs from 1 August-31 July and full fees apply regardless of when during that period an institution joins us.
We use two key factors to calculate membership fees: staff numbers and total income as reported annually to HESA for UK universities and HE colleges, or the most recent officially declared figures for other organisations.
These figures determine which of our nine subscription bands (A-I) applies. This information is reviewed annually and fee levels are also adjusted on an annual basis. The current subscription ranges from £2,985 to £9,954, with a 10% discount applied for three-year subscriptions.
Contact the LF Membership Team to confirm your institution’s eligibility and membership band or explore the other menu options to find out more about the benefits of membership of the LF community and how you can get involved.
Director, Membership and Organisational Development
M: 07977 457 949
Lesly is Director of Membership and Organisational Development at the Leadership Foundation. She works across the organisation, with our network of national and regional Assistant Directors, Membership and with our 155 member institutions, to ensure delivery of high quality membership benefits and services. Lesly is also lead contact for institutions in the South West of England. She leads on investments for members such as the Small Development Projects and Innovation and Transformation Fund in partnership with other sector bodies such as Hefce, Universities UK, UHR and UCEA.
Lesly also leads on Change Academy, one of our strategic consultancy services, and manages and facilitates our Leadership Development Academy in Ukraine with the British Council and Institute of Higher Education in Kiev.
A doctor of education, Lesly has 30 years’ experience in higher education roles spanning staff development, digital technologies, teaching and research, in the UK and internationally. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Fellow of the AUA.
Marketing and Communications Manager
T: 020 3468 4815
Susie maintains the integrity of the contacts database and is responsible for the ongoing development of the Leadership Foundation website, liaising with our web provider to ensure that the website remains up-to-date and relevant to the needs of the higher education sector. Susie provides communications support to all areas of the organisation, ensuring that the right information is provided to our stakeholders on a timely basis. She is part of the production team that creates key communication materials such as our termly magazine, Engage, and the annual report, and is responsible for the e-newsletter to the staff development / human resources community.
T: 020 3468 4822
Mick is responsible for the day to day financial functions of the Leadership Foundation, including maintenance of the general ledger, weekly bank reconciliations, supplier payments and credit control as well as assisting in the production of management and year end accounts. He is also part of the membership team calculating annual subscription rates, administering the Innovation and Transformation Fund and Small Development Project funds, producing internal and external membership analysis, and answering general membership queries.
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