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Joint Memberships

Our partnerships with the NEU, EIS & UCU

On this page you will find information about:

  • National Education Union (NEU)
  • Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS)
  • University and College Union (UCU)

Take advantage of our joint memberships or find out more about the organisations that we partner with in the music education sector.

National Education Union (NEU)

The MU and National Education Union (NEU) are working together nationally and locally to further members’ mutual interests and promote music education in schools. As part of our partnership agreement, full paying members of one union can join the other at a discounted subscription rate.

As a reciprocal offer:

  • NEU members can join the MU at a 50% discount of the annual subscription rate; for more information please contact your nearest MU Regional Office. This is applicable for those who teach in a school or other institution primarily and do some private teaching or performing.
  • MU members can join the NEU at a flat rate of 15% of their standard membership rate (regardless of job role and working hours). For more information please email membership@neu.org.uk. This is applicable for those who mainly work as a musician who teaches and performs and are employed part-time to work in a classroom.

Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS)

The MU and the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) are working together on campaigns and the delivery of services to improve conditions for musicians and music teachers across Scotland.

As part of our partnership, members of EIS can join the MU at a 50% discount of the annual subscription rate. This discount offer is only valid on MU membership subscription fees and cannot be applied to EIS membership subscription fees.

For more information please contact your MU Regional Office.

University and College Union (UCU)

The MU and University and College Union are working together to support members who work in Further and Higher Education. As part of our partnership members of one union can join the other at a discounted subscription rate.

As a reciprocal offer:

  • MU members are entitled to 25% discount on the standard UCU national subscription. This is applicable for those who primarily work as a musician who teaches and performs and are employed part-time to work in HE or FE institutions.
  • UCU members can join the MU at a 50% discount of the annual subscription rate. This is applicable for those who primarily work in HE and FE institutions and do some private teaching or performing.

The MU Partnership rate subscription fee is payable by debit or credit card.