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Membership for Research Institutions in the UK 

Designed to enable institutional, staff and student success, Advance HE membership packages give you access to world-leading services, supporting you in reaching your institutional and individual goals.

Membership for the coming year has been shaped through consultative conversations with our members, and our strategic advisory groups. We’ve heard clearly that members would value support in:

  • 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
  • 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.

Learn more about the member benefits available to your institution

Not sure if your institution is already a member? Check our current member list.

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Membership for Research Institutes 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 and or Race Equality Charter).  

Work is underway on a pilot to develop the Race Equality Charter to better fit the research context.

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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 research sector in the UK. 

Member projects

Our strategic member benefit projects bring together expertise from across our global membership, creating new thinking and practical, accessible, evidence-based solutions.
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Collaborative Development Fund

Project funding supports the development of our members by addressing key sector challenges together.
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Digital development

We are developing a series of self-directed e-learning modules on Academic Integrity and introduction to HE, with a view to launching by the end of 2023.
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Dedicated Advance HE Contact

Your Head of Membership is a sounding-board with strategic understanding of your context, stakeholders and objectives.
Meet the team

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advice Service

Only available in the UK, the Advice Service provides support and guidance on policy, practice and concerns.
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Governance expertise

We have supported the sector for 20 years, providing members with a wealth of resources and consultancy support enabling effective governance.
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Publications, projects and resources

Exclusive access to the latest practical support from Advance HE and a bank of over 8,400 resources.
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Strategic Advisory Groups

Member-led groups to ensure that we develop member benefits in the areas that deliver most value to you.
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Connecting our members

Connect with your sector peers to share knowledge, insight and guidance via face-to-face events and online networks.

Research Institute EDI Practitioners Network

Open to all Research Institute members, this group supports those working to improve equality and culture in research institutes including those applying for Athena Swan and those working to develop a Race Equality Charter for the research sector.

Advance HE Connect

Advance HE Connect is an online community of practice exclusively for the research and higher education sector with over 19,000 participants from around the world.
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Charters networking events

Charters networking events provide updates to members, and support to institutions who are about to embark on, or are in the process of, applying for an Athena Swan or Race Equality Charter award.
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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

Using the unique evidence base created by the survey, we will work with members to explore the development of a framework that articulates the dimensions that contribute to effective leadership.
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Equality Charters

Work is underway on a pilot to develop the Race Equality Charter to better fit the research context.
Find out more about Equality Charters
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Discounted access

  • 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

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