As a WEA member you can...

  • show your support for a movement that has championed the importance of high quality adult education for over 100 years.
  • have your say in how the WEA is run and what we offer. Members are encouraged to have a voice. Your views will shape the WEA and the future of adult education in the UK - through actively participating in your community and beyond.
  • get involved. As a member, you’ll be connected to your local branch or group where you can volunteer and attend local events, if you wish. Find new friends and bring along old ones!

As a WEA member you receive:

  • An automated email with your log in details to access the WEA's exclusive members' website at - here you will find information about the WEA and benefits such as:
    • Your online WEA membership card
    • Free access to a member lecture series
    • Exciting incentives at local and national retailers including Waterstones Bookshops* – each time you use our special links and make a purchase, the retailer will make a donation to the WEA
  • Early enrolment for classes once per year allowing access to classes before they are publicly advertised (England only)
  • Our Highway magazine twice a year

Members are also welcome for free at some local meetings and events – including our members’ annual conference.

Please click on the links on the left to find out more about your membership.

If you would like to make an additional donation to the WEA, please click on the “Donate” button above.

*Retailer and offers are subject to change, so keep revisiting this site to see the latest incentives