About > Member Benefits


For a single institutional subscription, all the members of the HR function within the institution are able to enjoy the following benefits:

UHR web site

The UHR web site forms a useful resource for members, giving up to date information about events and activities affecting UHR members, and enabling members to share information and access documents. To gain access to the members’ pages, you can register here. Once you have registered, your HR Director will need to approve the request by emailing admin@uhr.ac.uk.

UHR members’ discussion boards

Members of the HR team in your institution are able, individually, to join the UHR discussion boards, the current vehicle for much of the discussion and information exchange among members. Topics range from the strategic to the prosaic and discussion is often lively. There is also a separate discussion board for HR Directors. These discussion boards are part of the website and you login using your UHR website account.

Continuing Professional Development

The UHR CPD programme provides development opportunities for all HR staff from administrators through to directors. We work continually to make sure our CPD offer is relevant and professionally supportive for the wide breadth of our members - it's a live and adaptive response to your needs so please comment to cpd@uhr.ac.uk and visit the CPD section of the website.

National Conference

UHR’s annual conference, held in May, is our biggest event and presents a great opportunity to gain professional updating and learn from and network with colleagues, attracting some 250 UK, Ireland and overseas delegates. The members delegate rate is significantly less than for non-members (substantially subsidised, thanks to the sponsorship our conference attracts). Information is available on the UHR web site, through which bookings may also be made nearer the time.

UHR Groups

As an HR Director or equivalent, you will be able to attend the regular UHR group meetings organised for your area.  You may want to contact the Chair of your group to ensure that they include you on mailings about group meetings. You can find the current Chairs, who each have a seat on the UHR Executive on the Groups and Regions page


UHR operates a mentoring framework for HR staff, details of which are available from the Executive Director. An HR Benchmarking Group, in conjunction with DLA, offers UHR members the opportunity to take part at a discounted rate. If you need more information, you can contact Bill Taylor at DLA (Bill.Taylor@dlapiper.com). The People Management Framework enables institutions to measure their people management interventions and strategic HR planning against institutional objectives. You can find out more on the mentoring pages.

Liaison with other professional bodies

UHR, as a body able to speak collectively for the personnel professionals in Higher Education, also maintains senior level contacts with a range of agencies, such as:


For example, a project funded jointly by UHR and HEFCE, led to the development of the People Management Framework for HEIs. Beyond the UK, UHR also maintains an active link with CUPA-HR in North America and with the Association of Commonwealth Universities HR Network.

UHR subscription rates

Since 1 August 2018, the annual subscription rates have been as follows:

LevelAnnual TurnoverSubscription (£ per annum), excluding VAT
Band 1 Up to £20m £400
Band 2 £20m to £100m £500
Band 3 £100m to £200m £700
Band 4  £200m to £400m £1000
Band 5  More than £400m £1200

If you have queries about any aspect of UHR, you can contact the UHR Executive Director, Helen Scott, email: helen@uhr.ac.uk or telephone 01273 557425.








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