Temporary Membership

The following membership options are only available by calling in to our General Office in person;  this is open Monday-Friday 9.30am-5pm.  Please do contact the office at enquiries@oxford-union.org if we can help further.


Long term / course-length membership

For those taking courses lasting three years or more from date of joining: £278 *
For those taking courses lasting two years, or with two years remaining from date of joining: £208
For those taking courses lasting one year or less, or with one year or less remaining from date of joining: £139

If you attend:

Oxford Brookes University
​​​​​​​Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Oxford Centre for Postgrad Hebrew Studies
Ripon College (Cuddeston)
Ruskin College
St Stephen's House
Westminster College

then you are eligible for Long-Term Membership, which must be for the duration of your course.

*Those eligible for and purchasing a three-year membership may, before the expiry of that membership, apply for Permanent Membership status at no extra charge.  Please contact the General Office

University Staff

If you are a member of University Staff, you may join on an annually renewable basis whilst you are in the University's employ. 

Short-term membership

1 term:   £139
2 terms: £208
3 terms: £278

Members of the following institutions can apply for short-term membership:

Short term eligibility

Residential Membership

  • First year of Membership : £278
  • Annual Renewal : £139

Those wishing to apply to join the Union,and who do not qualify for life or temporary membership, but who live within 20 miles of central Oxford may apply for Residential membership.  They should write in application to the Union, and after interview their application will be considered by Standing Committee.  Membership lasts for one year, and is renewable annually.  Please apply to the General Office (01865 241353) for further details.

Educational affiliation

Any student member of Oxford University may join the Union as an Educational Affiliate.  This entitles the holder to use the libraries, attend debates and meetings, but will not allow access to any social facilities, eg The Members' Bar, Plush, snooker or social events;  affiliates may not run for office or hold appointed positions, sit on committees or vote in elections etc.  Please apply to the General Office (01865 241353) for further details.