Join the UKLA

UKLA achieves its goal of improving literacy education by creating a supportive community for those working in literacy, language and communication, and by supporting and providing access to the latest research for use by practitioners and policymakers.

Join our passionate and thriving community
Join our passionate and thriving community

Joining the UKLA will bring you the following benefits:

  • Membership of a supportive community;
  • Keep up to date with the latest developments in literacy;
  • Discounts on UKLA books and conferences;
  • Support for Reading for Pleasure in a community which believes in libraries;
  • Free copies of English 4-11 Magazine, Literacy journals and UKLA newsletter;
  • Free web resources;
  • Improve your professional profile;
  • Involvement in the UKLA Book Awards;
  • Access to academics, writers and ideas you may not otherwise hear about;
  • Develop a critical view of current issues;
  • Publish and celebrate projects and writing;
  • Network opportunities;
  • Improve your understanding of literacy pedagogies;
  • Help to develop pathways to impact from research;
  • Access to research grants;
  • Access to opportunities to disseminate to a diverse audience through publication and events/conferences;
  • And much more!
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UKLA has a range of memberships, for individuals, schools, institutions, recently qualified teachers and students, whether in the UK or overseas.

Memberships start at £25. Join now!

Join UKLA today

Join UKLA today!

“For well over 20 years, I have been a member of UKLA. Why? Publications and the website keep me in touch with the latest ideas and ways to apply them practically. I have learned so much through contact with colleagues of all ages; classroom practitioners, school leaders, education lecturers, school librarians, academic researchers and more. Best of all, I have made a network of supportive friends. UKLA feels like being a member of a big inclusive family. Why don’t you join us? ”

Prue Goodwin, Lecturer
Join UKLA today!