ARPCE and its membership


ARPCE is a long established, highly successful professional association. We aim to sustain and increase internationally individual and collective knowledge and use of research in post-compulsory education, to enhance its quality and improve public policy making. Our membership has increased by more than 25% in the last 2 years. ARPCE has operated informally for many years, relying on the hard work and good will of Committee members to maintain the website, publish the journal, organise conferences, etc. In order to put the Association on a sound footing for the future, and to enable us to further develop our activities, the Committee has agreed to make certain changes to how ARPCE operates and to seek charitable status during 2017. The main changes are:


1.      ARPCE will become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).

2.      The Committee will become Trustees (maximum 12).

3.      In line with CIO rules, current Association members who are not Trustees will be termed ‘Associates’.

4.      There will be no annual subscription charge for Trustees or Associates.

5.     Colleagues can join ARPCE using the ‘Becoming a Member’ link below.

6.      Trustees and Associates will benefit from full access to the on-line edition of the  international peer reviewed Journal Research in Post-Compulsory Education, using this login:


The Committee is confident that these changes will help enable ARPCE to operate effectively and sustainably in pursuit of its aim. I hope that you will continue to support ARPCE and to make full use of the benefits. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or concerns.


Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or concerns.

Access the Journal

Members of ARPCE can access the electronic version of the journal by logging in here.

Current Members

If you are already a member of ARPCE, and have registered an account with the website, you can access the journal by logging in using the box above.

Register an account

If you are already a member of ARPCE, but have not registered with the website, you will need to register here first before you can access the journal:


Becoming a member

To become a member of ARPCE please contact us using the form below: