Renewing membership

Annual subscription rates for 2023

The membership year runs from January to December to align with the way the BMC charges us for third party liability insurance. Please, pay your subscription fee by early February to ensure you receive the full benefits of your membership, e.g. subscription to club news, hut discounts, Summit magazine subscription, BMC membership card you can use for store discounts.

The annual subsription fee is made up of two parts: a club contribution and the cost of BMC affiliation. The most common rates are listed below:

  • New joiner (one adult): £24.25 - £2 contribution to the club plus £22.25 for BMC affiliation
  • Renewal of single membership (one adult): £28.25 - £6 contribution to the club plus £22.25 for BMC affiliation
  • Renewal of joint membership (two adults at the same postal address): £54.50 - £6+£4 contribution to the club plus 2x£22.25 for BMC affiliation
  • Renewal of joint membership with two children: £87.40 - £54.50 plus 2x£16.45 for BMC affiliation

If these don't cover your situation (e.g. you are a student, unemployed or non-UK resident) then please use the table below to look up the appropiate rate or contact the membership secretary.

BMC affiliation Club contribution
  New Adult/Student/Unemployed

£2 - Discounted subscription for first two years
Single Adult/Student/Unemployed

£6 - One adult after first two years
Joint Adult/Student/Unemployed

£4 - Additional adult living at the same postal address as "Single"
Children/U18

Free - Children living at the same postal address as "Single"
Adult

£22.25
£24.25 £28.25 £26.25 -
Student

£18.35
£20.35 £24.35 £22.35 -
Unemployed/U18

£16.45
£18.45 £22.45 £20.45 £16.45
Late joining/renewal

£11.13 - If joining/renewing from 1 July
£13.13 £17.13 £15.13 £11.13
Non-UK residents

Free - No BMC affiliation & third party liability insurance
£2 £6 £4 £0

Ways to pay

Paying by direct debits  

This is the simplest way of paying your annual membership fee!

We use GoCardless to manage direct debits. All you need to do is set up an authorisation, https://pay.gocardless.com/AL00005ZWTZYDX, and we collect the annual payent automatically. Please, notify the membership secretary if you want to change your club contribution/BMC affiliation category or need to update your contact details.

GoCardless is processing over $30+ billion worth of transactions for over 75,000 organisations (incl. TripAdvisor and the Guardian) across Europe and is authorised by the FCA. You will be notified of any upcoming payments, you are entitled to a full and immediate refund of any payment you claim has been taken in error and you can cancel them whenever you want (via your bank). See the Direct Debit Guarantee for more details. GoCardless takes 1% of each transaction as a fee (e.g. 20p for £20 subscription).

Paying by bank transfer Paying by Cheque

Simply transfer the correct amount using your membership number as a payment reference:

Beneficiary: University of London Graduate

Acc No: 04145127

S/C: 52-30-40

Please, notify the membership secretary if you changed your membership category or need to update your contact details.

Make the cheque payable to "ULGMC" and post it to:

David Roche ULGMC Membership Secretary 3 Eastfield Cottages Tidebrook Wadhurst TN5 6PF

Please, include a note if you changed your membership category or need to update your contact details.

Reclaim multiple BMC club memberships

You are likely paying for BMC club membership multiple times, If you are a member of more then one BMC-affiliated mountaineering/climbing clubs. You can reclaim these: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/claiming-multiple-membership-refunds

Upgrade your BMC club membership

The BMC offers "individual" and "club" memberships, which come with sligthly different benefits. ULGMC is a BMC affiliated club and our membership includes the BMC club membership for UK residents. The BMC let's you upgrade to an individual membership for £16.70/year.