Get involved

All staff at our member institutions can have their own BUFDG account. This provides access to financial resources, information, reports, news, the discussion boards, and online and face-to face training.

If your institution is a member of BUFDG then you can sign up for a website account here.

If you're not sure if your institution is a member or not, take a look at the list of members here.

Already a member? Find out what opportunities are open to you


If your institution is not yet a member

If your institution is not yet a member but is interested in joining BUFDG, then read on to find out more about the benefits of BUFDG. With your BUFDG membership and website account you can:

Team development

Access all the e-learning modules, training events, regional meetings, and BUFDG conferences, for you and your colleagues

Technical support

Get technical tax, employment taxes, and procurement support and guidance from our three in-house specialists

Instant knowledge

Search and download hundreds of useful resources and guides covering a wide range of subject areas, and use the busy discussion boards to ask questions of colleagues from across the sector. You’ll also benefit from the knowledge, insight, and contacts of Karel and the rest of the BUFDG team

Accounting insight

Benefit from the work of the Financial Reporting Group on issues such as the SORP and pensions accounting, including notes, discount rates, and deficit modellers, as well as annual Financial Statements workshops and more

Special reports

Contribute to, and access special projects and reports including the annual institutional audit and FD salary surveys, and special guides such as Understanding University Finance and Understanding Pensions in HE

Sector advocacy

Have a say on, and contribute to, our liaison and advocacy work with HMRC, the Office for Students, UUK, Purchasing Consortia, and many other sector bodies


For further information about the benefits of joining BUFDG, download the BUFDG Member Value Proposition


Applying for Membership

The subscription year for BUFDG runs from 1st August to 31st July. If your institution is joining on or after the 1st February then 60% of the subscription is due. The subscription rates for each institution are based on turnover. There are two levels of membership - a standard level, and BUFDG Pro, which includes access to the full suite of e-learning modules. For 2023/24, the rates are:

Subscription rates BUFDG Pro 2023/24
Excl BUFDG Pro
Incl BUFDG Pro

Turnover > £400m




Turnover > £200m




Turnover > £100m




Turnover £20m to £100m




Turnover < £20m




Turnover < £5m




All costs are ex VAT. 

If you would like your institution to subscribe, or have questions at all about the service or process, please contact Projects and Membership Manager Matt Sisson or call him on 01509 975 207.



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