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Become a member of AUCSO

Membership is available to anyone who is responsible for providing security or related services within a University or College, or an Institution of Higher or Further Education (HE/FE) in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. All new membership inquiries will be considered by the Executive Committee before formal approval.

Membership is only available by institution, with each afforded the opportunity to nominate up to four representatives to the Association. They will all receive emails, news and forum notifications as well as access to the members area on the website.

Membership is currently £210 per year for each institutional member organisation.

We do not currently allow commercial membership but do welcome inquiries regarding conference sponsorship. Please contact

What are the benefits of joining?

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Membership of AUCSO provides instant access to more than 300 security professionals operating in Institutions of Higher and Further Education. Members readily share knowledge and experience and topical issues are openly discussed between our members.


The Association provides on-line forums at both the ‘regional’ and ‘all members’ levels within our members only section. This provides an opportunity for members to pose questions and see all replies in one place without clogging up our email in-boxes!


Regional Meetings take place regularly, allowing members to debate matters of interest and to share experiences. Each year the Association also holds a conference, exhibition and AGM for its members. Whether it is at local or national level, we are always keen to meet and welcome new potential members.


The sharing of knowledge between members is a key aspect of what we are about, particularly in the face of ever changing technical solutions for our security needs. To this end AUCSO members share guidelines, best practice notes and technical specifications that are made available for members.

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Training is an important facet of the Association and we coordinate and advertise a variety of courses tailored to members’ requirements, providing good practice in training standards. We are constantly seeking members’ views on career development and the training needs of their staff.