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Consultancy + Advice

Fulfilling your mission in a rapidly evolving and less predictable operating environment can be challenging. We’re here to support you so that your processes, practice and culture are the best they can be.

HE is our world. We are sector owned, so your challenges are our priorities. But as we’re independent of any regulatory framework, we can provide an external viewpoint and be your critical friend.  We create ‘safe places’, facilitating collaboration and candid conversation between and within institutions.

Advance HE provides bespoke consultancy services which support institutions to shape and deliver their strategic priorities. We do this by providing expertise and evidence-based insight, helping to build capacity and capability to improve performance for organisations, teams and individuals. We will help you achieve institutional priorities by delivering ‘real world’ solutions in the complex and dynamic environment of higher education (HE).

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Why choose Advance HE?

Advance HE aims to deliver lasting value by providing tailored solutions that meet the priorities of our members and the wider sector. We will:

+ Work with you in partnership based on shared values and co-creation
+ Provide you with end-to-end support to manage your major institutional challenges and goals
+ Share our unique national and international insights into developing practice and adopted solutions from within and beyond the sector
+ Deliver sustainable solutions tailored to your needs.

Our solutions

Ensure good governance and maximise effectiveness of governing bodies

Governance Consultancy + Advice

Drawing upon governance experts and our framework and toolkit to support governing body effectiveness.
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Coming together to learn, share and find new solutions

Collaborative Projects

Providing a safe space to share challenges and build networks of support.
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Support your staff to achieve professional recognition

Fellowship Support Services

Raise the profile and understanding of Fellowship within institutions.
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Giving you the confidence of consistent and high quality subject-level TEF submissions.

Subject-level TEF support

Solutions to give you confidence in the consistency and quality of your submissions.
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Develop a clear picture of where you stand and help raise the profile of equality issues

Bespoke Equality Research

Identify where challenges lie and what works with equality and diversity and bullying and harassment in your institution.
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Our strands of work

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our expertise:

+ Adopting an intersectional lens to address the complexity of the equality, diversity and inclusion challenges faced by the sector and individual institutions
+ Providing bespoke research and data support to aid self-assessment and improvement processes, and to provide evidence for charter applications
+ Supporting the recruitment and retention of a diverse student and staff community through targeted training and development programmes
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Leadership, Governance and Management

Our expertise:

+ Supporting institutions’ leadership and management of change
+ Reviewing and enhancing institutional governance structures
+ Evaluating the impact of change initiatives and creating resource banks of ‘what works’ for institutions and departments
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Teaching and Learning

Our expertise:

+ Enhancing, reinvigorating and embedding employability into your curriculum
+ Transforming assessment policy and practice to positively impact on student learning
+ Maximising student retention and targeting positive outcomes for all students
Encouraging and rewarding excellent teaching and learning
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Bespoke Equality Research

Our Bespoke Equality Research helps institutions develop a clear picture of where they stand and help raise the profile of equality issues with staff. Advance HE deliver two audits for higher education institutions: Equality Audits; and Bullying and Harassment Audits. Details of these can be found below:

Equality Audits

Our bespoke equality audits are designed to help institutions identify where the challenges lie and what works within their own context. These audits not only provide institutions with an overview of how equality and diversity are perceived and experienced in general, but also allow institutions the opportunity to learn more about equality characteristics that are sensitive in nature or difficult to address (such as sexual orientation and gender reassignment for example).

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Bullying and Harassment Audits

The sensitive nature of bullying and harassment means that many institutions find it difficult to obtain information from staff regarding their experiences. As a neutral third party, Advance HE’s bespoke research on bullying and harassment provides institutions with invaluable insight into the prevalence and impact of bullying and harassment in their institution, as well as recommendations for how to improve staff perceptions and experiences.

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