The member benefits for this year are shaped through consultative conversations with our members, and our strategic advisory groups. We’ve heard that members would value support in:
This year, we’ve heard clearly that members would value support in:
- responding to the combined impact of AI, the cost of living crisis and student engagement in a post-pandemic context
- promoting a strong sense of belonging and addressing retention
- understanding and responding to changes and challenges in the regulatory environment
- attracting, retaining and rewarding talented staff with progressive pathways
- growing a shared leadership of EDI and developing cultural competence
- balancing research and teaching and building a positive research culture.
Affiliate Membership for HE Providers in the UK
Affiliate Membership of Advance HE gives you access to world-leading services which help you shape your future in today’s highly competitive HE and FE market.
Our team's enthusiasm lies in enhancing the benefits offered to affiliate members. They play a pivotal role in refining member benefits, ensuring that each affiliate member derives meaningful value from their affiliation with the organisation.
Our Advance HE Membership has played a significant role in shaping our institution into a thriving hub of learning and innovation fostered at all levels. With this membership, we can continue to push boundaries and break barriers, ensuring that our students continue to receive the very highest quality education possible in the sector.”
Vice Principal, Curriculum and Higher Education
The Bedford College Group and University Centre
Membership Manager - Affiliate Members
Karen is the Membership Manager for Advance HE's College Based HE, Small and Specialists and Independent providers in England, supporting across all aspects of Advance HE membership helping increase engagement and value.
Karen joined Advance HE in November 2018 as an Executive within the Commercial Support / Business Development Team. Having spent 3 years working with the Membership Team to support our members with bespoke programmes and consultancy, as well as leading on a series of consultative studies across our governance and Chief Operating Officer communities to improve Advance HE’s offer. Since becoming the Membership Manager in December 2011, Karen has prioritised increasing member engagement through driving forward initiatives such as the College Based HE Network and Pilot for Race Equality Charter for Small, Specialist and Independant Providers.
Peace is the Membership Executive at Advance HE, a role through which she supports College-based and small and specialist Higher Education institutions in England. Working closely alongside Karen Taylor, the Membership Manager, Peace takes a proactive approach to providing valuable assistance and resources to affiliate members. With prior experience in the student movement sphere, Peace brings a wealth of knowledge in academic representation and fostering student engagement.
Working with you
Our ‘working with you’ member benefits facilitate collaboration, co-creation and understanding amongst our member base, supporting you to overcome the challenges of the modern HE and FE sector in the UK.
Collaborative Development Fund
Dedicated Advance HE Contact
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advice Service
Publications, projects and resources
Strategic Advisory Groups
Connecting our members
Connect with your sector peers to share knowledge, insight and guidance via face-to-face events and online networks.
Advance HE Connect
Accredited Programme Leader Network
Strengthening your membership
These member benefits address the big challenges facing the sector as a whole, delivering modern frameworks for institutional and individual recognition, and evidence-based, accessible solutions fit for the rapidly evolving sector environment.
Leadership Survey and Framework
Student Success Framework Series
Celebrating and recognising success
We bring people together to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution colleagues from our member institutions make to education.
Teaching Excellence Awards
50% discount on all fees related to direct Fellowship applications for individual members of staff
25% discount on our wide portfolio of programmes, conferences and events developed to meet the needs of specific career stages
10% member discount on bespoke consultancy services which support institutions to shape and deliver their strategic priorities
The discounted total price of £2,625 which covers UKES, PTES and PRES Student Surveys