WEA Membership

Become a Member

We believe all adults should have access to the opportunities of quality education. Since we were founded in 1903, the WEA has always campaigned to raise awareness of how adult education can transform individuals and our society.

Our members’ support our mission, our work, and they help make us heard where it matters most. In return, they feel inspired and connected with our vibrant charity and our drive for change.

The WEA Membership offer…

  • Demonstrate your support for an association that has championed high quality adult education for over 100 years.
  • Have your say in how we are run and what we offer. Your views shape the WEA and the future of adult education.
  • Get involved. As a member you’ll be connected to your local branch or group where you can volunteer and make friends in your community.

For your £15 annual membership fee* you will receive monthly newsletters, access to an exclusive members area to share stories and get involved, a membership card and our new highway magazine delivered to your door twice a year. Members are also welcome for free at local meetings and events – including our members’ annual conference.

“Our members give so much to our cause – they make us the largest charity in the UK enabling access to education. You’re in good company at the WEA. There’s a real buzz around the work we do and the positive impact we have on families and communities. It’s so satisfying and worthwhile, and the rewards are countless”
Ruth Spellman – WEA Chief Executive

* Are you under 25 or a current WEA volunteer? Do you receive means-tested benefit? Then you get free membership with the WEA! Click on the form below and follow the steps.