Discount Member

£24.95 / month


As a member, we’ll invite you to “speakeasies” and offer you discounted tickets to any FSU events. You’ll also receive regular newsletters updating you on the work we’re doing to defend free speech. In addition, members may be defended by the FSU if they are penalised for exercising their legal right to free speech. For instance, if you find yourself being targeted by a digital outrage mob on social media for having exercised your legal right to free speech, will do our best to defend you. If a petition is launched calling for you to be fired, when you’ve done nothing other than exercise your legal right to free speech, we may help you organise a counter-petition. If you’re no-platformed by a university, we’ll encourage you to fight back and members of our advisory councils may be able to tell you what remedies are available to you. If you’re a student or an academic being investigated by your university for breaching a speech code, we may take up your case with the university. If you’re punished by your employer because you’ve exercised your lawful right to free speech, we’ll do our best to provide you with assistance or refer you to specialists who can help. You will also have access to the bespoke legal expenses insurance policy set up by Keystone Legal specially for FSU members. Some membership benefits are discretionary, such as pro bono legal advice, pro bono media/PR advice, public support and campaigning, and will be conferred at the discretion of the Free Speech Union, depending on the case and the broader interests of the Union. To qualify for the concessionary rate you must be either 16 or over and enrolled at an educational institution, 65 or over, or on benefits. If you fall outside those categories – or fall within them but can afford to pay more – please apply to become a Full Member. The concessionary rate is also available for overseas members who won’t have access to the legal insurance scheme or specialist legal and media/PR support.