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Upcoming Member Benefits - February and March 2024

14 Feb 2024 | Advance HE A round-up of our member benefits for February and March 2024

Advance HE member benefits are open to all colleagues at Advance HE member institutions. We create these to help colleagues address and respond to contemporary issues that the higher education sector is facing today. You can check if your institution is a member here.

We encourage you to get involved in our projects; in February in March, these are on: 

  • Sustainable Institutions
  • Generative AI: Beyond Assessment
  • Fit for the Future: Enhancing and adapting practice for new paradigms of higher education.

More details below.

Webinar: The Sustainable Institutions Project: An Evidence Informed Review of Good Practice

Thursday 29 February, 12:30-13:30 GMT 

During this webinar, we will share the headline findings from Sustainable Institutions: An evidence informed review of good practice published earlier this year as an output from our Collaborative Development Fund. The project investigated the progress universities around the world are making in becoming sustainable institutions. It provides an evidence-based review of current practice in the form of a systematic literature review and five detailed case studies. 

This session is especially relevant for sustainability managers, local champions, people with a leadership role in teaching and research, and those working in civic outreach and engagement. The format is a presentation followed by a Q&A session. Book your free place here

Online forum: Belonging, Mattering and Becoming: Empowering Education through Connection

Tuesday 5 March 2024, 11:30 - 12:45 GMT 

This forum is an output of our member benefit project Envision-ED: Where becoming is at the heart of education, part of our Fit for the Future: Enhancing and adapting practice for new paradigms of higher education global theme. 

Are you already involved in working with students in a way which enables their whole selves, and supports the development of the student beyond the level of knowledge acquisition, with a focus on nurturing emotional and personal growth? Would you like to work with students in this way but are not sure how to get started and who you might connect with to gain support and ideas? Book your free webinar place here.

Other outputs from this project, including a thought leadership piece, second forum and panel discussion can be found here.

Online forum: The Careers and Employability Perspective

Thursday 7 March 2024, 10:00 GMT

As part of our Generative AI: Beyond Assessment: AI for Student Success and Employability member benefit project, speakers Paul Gratrick and Danny Mizra will explore the impact of artificial intelligence on Careers education and support, both expert-led and ‘mainstreamed’ across various fields and professions. We have brought together experts from different domains to share their insights and experiences on how AI is transforming their work processes, challenges and opportunities. We will also discuss what kind of competencies and qualifications are required for the future workforce in the era of AIBook your place here.

A second forum The Perspective from Accrediting, Public, Regulatory and Statutory Bodies, and Employers will take place on Wednesday 8 May 2024 10:00 - 11:30 GMT. Book your place here

Decoding Pastoral Support

Focus Groups 11 and 14 March, 2024

Decoding Pastoral Support is part of our global member benefit theme Growing the HE Workforce of the Future, looking into an often-overlooked aspect of higher education - namely, the informal structures, requirements and pathways that come with providing support. The approach for this aspect involves a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, aiming to gain a deeper insight into how support is integrated into our systems and the potential advantages it can offer to both the system itself and its members.

Focus groups will run in March 2024 to gain an understanding of lived experiences of support and provision of support in the sector. Each focus group will run twice, bringing together colleagues from the same area in one session - Academics and Professional Services.

Monday 11 March 2024

Academic Group - 13:00 - 14:00 GMT 

Professional Services Group - 10:00 - 11:00 GMT

Thursday 14 March 2024

Academic Group - 11:00 - 12:00 GMT 

Professional Services Group - 14:00 - 15:00 GMT 

Please register your interest to attend, along with your preferred date here.

International Member Benefit

Global Impact Grants 

The Global Impact Grant scheme is back again this year to support our international members to share best practice and celebrate work which has an impact on staff and students. This year, there are four themes for submissions:

  • Education For Sustainable Development (ESD) 
  • Supporting Reduced Inequality and Sustainable Inclusion
  • Building Future Leaders 
  • Delivering Strategic Change in HE Sustainability. 

You have until 20 March 2024 to submit your application. Find out more.

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