We are sector-owned, and HE is our world. Advance HE delivers lasting value in HE by providing the expertise and evidence-based insights to sector challenges. We help to develop and deliver transformational and sustainable strategies, build capacity and capability to improve performance for organisations, teams and individuals, and tailor our solutions to meet your priorities and those of the wider sector.
We understand that no two institutions are the same and that is why we use a partnership approach to our consultancy and enhancement service to understand your requirements and develop interventions tailored to your context and goals.
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Supporting you to achieve your strategic goals
We support you to achieve your strategic goals such as:
- Climbing world rankings through improvements against key metrics
- Creating inclusive cultures which support staff and student equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing
- Developing your staff to be world-class practitioners
- Producing graduates who are successful citizens in the 21st-century
- Recognition for research excellence
- Embedding sustainable, responsible approaches in all practices.
The delivery of our consultancy and enhancement service follows a four-step process, designed to implement a cycle of continuous improvement.
- Diagnose - benchmarking your performance via a range of diagnostic tools.
- Deliver - building a programme for success.
- Impact - embedding your priorities for sustainable change.
- Assess - measuring the impact and agreeing next steps.
Our areas of work
Is your teaching and learning driving student and institutional success?
As higher education emerges from the pandemic, we are seeing a renewed focus from governments and regulators on good student outcomes using student progression, retention and graduate employability as measures of good degrees and value for money.
Drawing on our connections we will support individuals, institutions and country systems to provide flexible, high-quality, digitally-enabled student experiences that prepare learners for success as constructive contributors to the future world.
Is your learning and working environment one which welcomes diversity, nurtures talent and removes barriers?
Discrimination in society, institutions and organisations continues to exist. We see growing tensions arising from differing cultural, ethnic and other identities, both on campus and in wider society.
We can help you remove barriers to education, employment and success, so that higher education can reach its full potential, and your staff and students can benefit equally from the opportunities it affords.
Are your leadership teams ready for the new world?
Changing geo-political forces, adapting to a post-Covid world, increasing competition and the need to build new relationships all call for a different kind of leadership that builds and sustains inclusion. Confident, capable leaders adapt, grow and diversify their talents, their teams and their institutions to respond to future challenges.
We create pathways to leadership that build a more diverse pool of leaders and enhance the skills and cultural competence of existing and future leaders.
Is your governing body effective?
Good governance is critical to delivering impactful HE and confidence and trust for stakeholders. Yet we know that understanding what is effective in your context is needed more than ever to navigate turbulence and be fit for the future.
We build on our unparalleled track record of supporting and developing governors, governance professionals, institutions and systems of governance across the world to support boards to lead successful institutions.
Is your research culture inclusive and supportive?
Research culture encompasses the behaviours, values, expectations, attitudes and norms of our research communities. Currently, many researchers feel that there is a focus on quantity of outputs rather than real quality, which leads in turn to intense pressure. Advance HE supports institutions and individuals to develop their research culture.
How we deliver solutions
Advance HE understands that your contexts and budgets may require different forms of delivery to suit your requirements. We offer:
We can offer a completely tailored solution fit to your needs. This can include audits, surveys, staff development and strategy and effectiveness reviews contextualised to your institution's policy landscape and challenges.
Collaborative projects bring together a group of institutions to tackle a shared challenge. They are cost-effective and delivered as a focused period of activity – usually six months. They are grounded in sharing excellent practice, developing innovative approaches and assessing the impact of change.
Our e-Learning courses have been carefully designed by our sector experts to support staff and students within higher education. The courses are challenging, reflective and easy to implement across an institution, providing insights and tools to embed institutional policies and help improve organisational cultures.
In-house development programmes
We offer a suite of programmes and training solutions that can be designed to meet your organisation’s requirements, developed in partnership with you and delivered to meet your requirements.
We are specialists in higher education research. Our expert team can provide, qualitative, quantitative or mixed-methods offers, underpinned by sector-wide datasets from our student surveys and our sector-leading higher education statistical reports.