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Advance HE Connect

The online network exclusively for higher education is now live and open to all! Share, connect and collaborate with your peers in 100 countries around the world!

Open to all. You asked, we delivered.

Advance HE Connect is an online network exclusively for the HE sector that has facilitated sector-wide engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic, with individual log-ins increasing by 80% since lockdown. Members have been connecting with more than 20,000 users from 100 countries around the globe. This community platform is open to all those who work in HE and provides a space where the sector can share, connect and collaborate in one place.

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Advance HE Connect

  • Over 20,000 users from 3,155 organisations
  • 100 countries
  • 5 continents
  • Over 50 individual networks
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Advance HE Connect encompasses all aspects of HE, allowing instant communication with a worldwide network of HE peers.

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Are you hosting an event or webinar you would like to share with the Advance HE Connect community?

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Start a discussion

If you have a topic or area that you are passionate about, create a group and start a discussion with other Advance HE Connect users who share your interest.

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Collaborate on project work

Are you looking you to make a difference in your area of study? Do you need to connect with others on your project? Create or join collaborative projects on Advance HE Connect and start making a difference.

Exclusive benefits for institutional members

In addition to the open networks, staff from member institutions benefit from member only networks such as the Connect Event Series Network, Athena SWAN Network, the Race Equality Charter Network and the Socially Distanced Campus project. They also have exclusive access to the Connect Event Series of webinars and Good Practice Grants. In addition you can also:

Host your own webinar

Free access to host your own webinar to the Advance HE Connect community hosting functionality

Create special interest groups

Co-create timely solutions to today’s issues when they arise.

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Your Feedback

We look to make Advance HE Connect as beneficial to users as possible by asking you directly for your thoughts and comments. All feedback is received directly by the Advance HE Connect team.   

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Covid- 19 Update

Advance HE Connect and Community Support for Members

  • Advance HE Connect will continue to be the home of communities of practice and networks of staff within member institutions across the globe. There are now 164 groups across this platform supporting people to share challenges and solutions across a broad spectrum of professional and academic specialisms.
  • We will support emerging priorities such as online assessment, supporting staff and student wellbeing at a distance and leading in times of crisis through Advance HE Connect in the first instance.
  • The Advance HE Connect ‘Facing the Future’ and ‘Global Perspectives’ webinar series will continue as planned
  • The Advance HE Connect Series Face to Face Event on 30 April titled ‘Culture – the key to good governance’ will move to an online event and will be delivered on the 30 April as planned.