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Become a member of AUCSO

Membership is available to anyone who is responsible for providing security services in universities and colleges. All new membership inquiries will be considered by the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and COO, who have the discretion to accept or reject such applications.

Membership is only available by institution, with each afforded the opportunity to nominate up to four representatives to the Association for the standard fee (an extra two representatives can added for an additional £50). They will all receive emails, news and forum notifications as well as access to the members area on the website.

Membership is currently £230 per year for each institutional member organisation.

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

What are the benefits of joining?

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Membership of AUCSO provides instant access to more than 500 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 an annual  conference, exhibition and AGM for all 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 in our Library and on our Forum.

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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. AUCSO delivers training in Mental Health Awareness, including ‘ASIST’, plus our own ‘Resilience’ course.