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:
- 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
- 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.
Led by your feedback, we will continue to provide you with resources, networks and development opportunities that respond to your changing needs.
Membership for HE providers in the UK
This package of Membership gives you access to the full range of our core member benefit services and the ability to upgrade to include our accreditation options (Athena Swan, REC and/or Teaching and Learning Accreditation).
Nation member benefits
Our members in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales work under different contexts and have different challenges.
To ensure we can support their institutional goals, we create a set of member projects and events for each nation. Members in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales also get access the member projects available to all our members. Use the buttons below to find out more.
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
Charters networking events
Accredited Programme Leader Network
Strengthening your membership
Our ‘strengthening your membership' member benefits are designed to work in partnership with you, 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
Member feedback is clear as to the importance of Teaching and Learning Accreditation, Athena Swan and Race Equality Charters. In addition to the ongoing enhancement of these services, we are investing in strengthening the developmental support available to members who choose to engage with these packages.
Teaching and Learning Accreditation, Athena Swan, REC and Surveys are not part of the core member benefits package and are optional add-ons. You can select one targeted accreditation package or multiple, depending on your institutional priorities.
Teaching and Learning Accreditation
Advance HE Teaching and Learning Accreditation reinforces your institution's commitment to the professional development of the wide range of staff that have a role in teaching and learning. Accreditation confirms alignment with the Professional Standards Framework (PSF) and enables accredited members to award Fellowships.
The Athena Swan Charter provides a robust framework through which institutions and departments work to identify and address barriers to gender equality, and have their commitment to, and progress in removing these barriers recognised. A new streamlined Charter was made available to members in July 2021, which has been developed with the support and input of the sector at every stage.
Race Equality Charter
The Race Equality Charter provides a rigorous and robust approach through which institutions work to critically reflect and act on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of the progression, retention and success of racially minoritised staff and students. The Charter accelerates institutions’ actions on their commitments utilising an evidence-informed approach to progress in developing and changing long-term and sustainable solutions.
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