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Teaching and learning for student and institutional success

Sharing good practice and development to support the achievement of sustainable teaching excellence.

Across the globe enhancements to the student learning experience have been both disrupted and accelerated by the pandemic. This pivot to hybrid and flexible learning, along with the growth in artificial intelligence and the information revolution continue to create unprecedented drivers for change. Drawing on our connections around the world we 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.

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We are delighted with the online teaching programme that Advance HE developed for us. When our face-to-face programme was delayed because of Covid-19, we were really pleased that Advance HE would work with us to support participants with their immediate challenge of teaching online.”

Lyudmila Tatsenko, Head of Education, British Council Ukraine Teaching Excellence Programme

Teaching and learning consultancy and enhancement services brochure

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 challenges and develop interventions tailored to your context and goals. Our new brochure sets out our support for institutions for 2021-22.

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Our areas of work 

Improving student outcomes

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 outcomes as measures of good degrees and value for money. 

We can therefore expect institutions to come under further pressure from students, policy makers and funding bodies.

Advance HE is here to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and to develop strategies to improve your students’ outcomes against key sector benchmarks.

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Reviewing, developing and reforming teaching and learning strategies and policy

Our support encourages institutions to examine and reframe their organisational cultures to enable performance through staff expertise, supporting student success and aligning to shared strategies and goals. We support you to foster an environment enabling productive, committed teams and individuals to thrive.

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Teacher training and sustainable development programmes

Advance HE offers a range of in-house delivery options aimed at equipping staff with the skills and confidence to make a positive impact on the student experience. Our programmes can be contextually adapted, integrate ‘train the trainer’ methodologies and be delivered online or via a blended model.

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Accrediting professional development programmes and providing professional recognition

Advance HE supports institutions globally to have their in-house teaching staff development programmes accredited aligned to the Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in HE requirements and allow the automatic award of Fellowship to successful participants. We provide support to institutions to guide them through the accreditation process. We also provide online standardisation exercises, to support those assessing and mentoring Fellows as well as conducting external moderation.

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Designing and enhancing inclusive curricula for student success

It is paramount that institutions develop the structures, procedures and approaches to place the student at the centre of all activity. Using our research-informed Essential Frameworks for Student Success and our vast experience in teaching and learning, we support governments and institutions at whole organisation, faculty and programme level to review, develop and embed curricula, student success, employability, assessment and retention.

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Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) equips learners across all disciplines with the knowledge, skills, attributes and values required to pursue sustainable visions of the future. Using active pedagogies learners are supported in addressing complex or ‘wicked problems’ and identifying how they can contribute to solutions that address environmental integrity, social justice and economic prosperity.

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Advance HE Collaborative Projects

Collaborative projects 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. Institutions involved in the collaborative projects benefit from focused support on key issues, a safe space to share challenges and build networks of support, and implement meaningful change.

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Insight through student surveys

Advance HE facilitate four sector wide surveys, the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, Postgraduate Research Experience Survey, the UK Engagement Survey and the Student Academic Experience Survey.

If you are an Advance HE member your institution can benefit from the discounted data and insights from these to:

  • understand and enhance the student academic experience and student engagement at course, faculty and  institution-wide levels
  • benchmark performance year-on-year within your institution and ranking in comparison to your peers
  • pinpoint where interventions are most needed for student success in your priority areas, including assessment and feedback, employability and student retention.

Additional insight and benchmarking reports can be purchased. 

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Project Success Stories


Fellowship programme transforms Thai institution

Teaching and learning programme delivered at Walailak University results in massive improvement in student retention.


Digital by Design at Bradford College

Advance HE supported Bradford College to develop their hybrid education using an approach developed at the University of Surrey in collaboration with Advance HE.

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Slovenian institution in collaboration with Advance HE to develop staff leadership skills

Advance HE has delivered three Leadership Development Programmes to staff at the University of Ljubljana.

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National Collaborative Medical School Assessment and Feedback Project

The National Collaborative Medical School Assessment and Feedback Project was a collaboration between Advance HE and six medical schools.

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Developing Institutional Capability in Inclusive Assessment

SOAS adopted Advance HE's inclusive assessment labs across the institution as an element of their validation and re-validation process.

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Resources and guidance

Advance HE is committed to producing and sharing news, guidance, research, publications, resources and toolkits to support teaching and learning in higher education. Take a look at our Teaching and Learning guidance pages where these are collated.

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