Membership of ARC is on an institutional basis

Under its constitution, all public UK universities, constituent colleges of the Universities of London and Wales and Colleges of Higher Education are entitled to one member on ARC and an additional space on the mailing list.

ARC facilitates the exchange of best practice and encourages debate through its members discussion 'mailbase' and Council meetings. 

Criteria for membership

Please see this document for information on the criteria for membership of the Academic Registrars Council (ARC) as well as the application process. 


ARC membership fees are dependent on the size of an institution as supplied by HESA.

FTEsSubscriptions (2018/19 period)
5,000 and less £280
5,001 – 10,000 £510
10,001 – 15,000 £640
15,001 – 20,000 £760
Over 20,000 £1,015

Membership runs from 1 Aug - 31 July with invoices raised in the first quarter of the academic year.

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