If your college is a full member of Natspec, you are entitled to a number of member benefits. This page gives details of how you can make full use of your membership and access these benefits.
Members of staff at a full member colleges can register for an account on our members area. This can be done from the login page by using the ‘New User? Click here to register’ option.
Please note that it may take a couple of days after you receive your welcome email for our system to update with your college domain name. If you are still experiencing issues 5 working days after you have joined Natspec, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the problem.
Briefings and newsletters
Staff at full member colleges are entitled to receive our members’ only briefing. This is sent out fortnightly by Clare Howard. If you would like to receive this briefing, please send an email to email@example.com.
Members of staff can also sign up to our public mailing list. This way you will receive information about training from our Transform and TechAbility services, and news and updates from across the sector.
Transform members can sign up for our Transform members briefing, which is sent out once per month with information relevant to specialist provision in the wider sector. Again, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
Training and development
Natspec’s Transform and TechAbility services provide a training offer, the costs of which are discounted to members. All upcoming training is listed on our events calendar, and in-house training can also be arranged.
Both services also run regular webinars. You can find webinar recordings on our YouTube channel.
We host an online forum where colleagues from member colleges can discuss things and ask for advice. You need a user account on the Natspec website to access this. Any member of staff with an email address belonging to a Natspec member college can create one. We have created a guide to the Natspec forums which explains how to register and post on the forums.
Natspec knowledge and shared documents
The Natspec knowledgebase is a repository of information. It contains minutes and slides from past events, as well as exemplars from colleges, funding and policy documents. It can be accessed with the same user account you used to access the Natspec forums.
Natspec members can also access our SharePoint site which holds example college policies, job descriptions and a range of other shared documents. Please email email@example.com to request the link.
The Natspec members logo is available for use by Natspec members. For a high-resolution version and guidance on how to use it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natspec organises a number of networks for staff at specialist colleges. You can find more information about the networks here.