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Advance HE has a strong programme of conferences throughout the year for all engaged in HE, whether leaders, practitioners or Governors, supporting institutions at all levels. The benefits of attending are significant for the participants, their teams and institutions.

Attending an Advance HE conference gives you the opportunity to hear about the latest developments in policy and practice from global leaders, from both within and beyond the HE sector. Each offers an opportunity to gain insights from the work of others, as well as solutions and actions for your own institution. Posters, workshops, presentations and Ignite sessions allow you to showcase the innovative work taking place at your institution to peers internationally, increasing the global reach of staff publishing and presenting their work.


Browse our calendar of programmes, events and conferences.


Conferences 2022

Governance Conference 2022

BMA House, Central London | 24 November 2022
The 2022 Advance HE Governance conference will address the theme of ‘Governing in the interest of students’. We know that governing well means navigating opportunities and challenges in higher education with inclusion, agility and pace at the forefront.
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Conferences 2023

Gender in Higher Education Conference 2023

Mercure Hotel, Bristol Holland House | 25 May 2023
This conference will consider how further progression can be made to address the under-representation of women in senior leadership, sexual harassment, and support for maternity and caring responsibilities. This conference will explore this growing agenda and consider the implications for HEIs.
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2023

DoubleTree by Hilton in Hull | 15-16 March 2023
This conference will focus on ensuring that approaches to EDI work for all and addressing current and future challenges and opportunities. Through forecasting emerging EDI topics and priorities in the sector, it will create space for reflection and capacity building.
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Student Engagement Conference 2023

Venue Manchester Metropolitan University | 20 April 2023
This conference will focus on meaningful, active participation by students, both within the curriculum but in wider activities across the institution and within their community that will enhance their student experience and ultimately increase student success.
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Mental Wellbeing in HE Conference 2023

Venue Mercure Hotel, Manchester |16 May 2023
This one-day conference, organised by the Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education Expert Group in collaboration with Advance HE, will discuss new ideas and will aim to provide a boost in motivation and a fresh vision for all delegates.
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Sustainability Conference 2023

Venue PwC UK, More London | 7 June 2023
New for 2023, and aimed at senior and strategic leaders within HE, this conference will focus on the sector's responsibilities in relation to the UN SDGs, civic responsibility, new sustainability initiatives and research.
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Teaching and Learning Conference 2023

Keele University | 4-6 July 2023
The focus on enhancing all aspects of teaching and learning remains a critical issue for those seeking to provide an outstanding student experience at all levels of taught provision. Advance HE’s Teaching and Learning Conference 2023 will continue to position the spotlight firmly on teaching in a global context.
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Governance Conference 2023: Governance Culture: Navigating policy, politics and people

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London | 23 November 2023
Advance HE's Governance Conference returns for 2023. This year’s conference theme is “Governance Culture: Navigating policy, politics and people”. The Conference will explore what it takes to develop a more effective culture amongst governing bodies in higher education.
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NETworking & Innovation in Healthcare Education Conference

Hilton Hotel, Liverpool | 5-7 December 2023
NETworking & Innovation in Healthcare Education (NET) is the leading, international conference for healthcare educators across a range of disciplines. It provides a unique opportunity to engage with the latest evidence, developments and thinking in healthcare education, alongside educators, learners, practitioners and researchers from across the UK and beyond.
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Get involved at our upcoming conferences and events

Throughout the year we have an exciting range of conferences and events where we invite colleagues from across the sector to submit papers and join us to present their work to peers from across the globe. As well as providing a chance to present your work, share ideas and inspire fellow higher education colleagues, taking part in an Advance HE conference or event provides an invaluable opportunity for professional and personal development.