As we take with us the learnings from the pandemic, the sector is focusing on strategies to deliver a great higher education experience in a disruptive and fast-paced world. In the year ahead we will be keeping a particular focus on the future and emerging policy, providing you with the foresight and support to address new challenges.
Your 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:
- navigating uncertainty and unlocking potential in their institutions
- developing capability to lead and embed positive change across whole systems
- transforming education and assessment to deliver the best student outcomes
- creating inclusive places and experiences whilst managing inherent tensions
Led by your feedback we will continue to provide you with resources, networks and development opportunities that respond to your changing needs.
We have a series of projects to support you in addressing new and emerging challenges. This includes the ‘Student Outcomes’ project that will focus on student outcomes and value for money. We will continue the work to enhance mixed-mode learning and assessment focusing on sharing global good practices.
You will benefit from governance projects that focus on ‘Academic Governance and Assurance’, as well as ‘Measuring Institutional Performance’ – exploring what the future Board KPI dashboard might look like. We will also re-run the ‘Supporting Inclusive Boards Community’, which we initially ran with GuildHE last year.
Our work will continue to be evidence-based and focus on impact. We will support your longer term strategic goals by strengthening the core membership services we know you value".
Alison Johns, Chief Executive, Advance HE
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.
Collaborative Development Fund
Strategic Advisory Groups
Publications, projects and resources
Dedicated Advance HE Contact
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advice Service
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.
Student Success Framework Series
Exploring a holistic approach to equality, diversity and inclusion
Review of the Professional Standards Framework (PSF)
Global Leadership Framework
Enhancement through digital development
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
Advance HE Teaching and Learning Accreditation reinforce your commitment to the professional development and support you provide for the wide range of your staff that has a role in higher education teaching and learning. Accreditation confirms alignment to 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.
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
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 £2,500 which covers UKES, PTES and PRES Student Surveys
Nations and International
- Member benefits specifically for our Scottish members can be found here.
- Member benefits specifically for our Welsh members can be found here.
- Member benefits specifically for our members in Northern Ireland can be found here.
- Member benefits specifically for our members in the Republic of Ireland can be found here.
- Member benefits specifically for our Australasia members can be found here.
*Please note that Teaching and Learning Accreditation, Athena Swan, REC and Surveys are not part of the core member benefits package and are optional add-ons specific to each individual institution. The EDI Advice Line is currently only available to members in the UK.