We bring together expertise to help you deliver world-leading teaching, research and scholarship, your mission and student outcomes. Our evidence-based insight and capacity building approaches support you to improve the performance of your organisations, teams and individuals. Our services include training, development, coaching, advice, research, analysis, change management, project management or consultancy.
The close cooperation we have with Advance HE is very important in our plans to recognise and support staff in their commitment to teaching excellence and in their continuous professional development."
Professor Grahame T Bilbow, Director, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CELT), The University of Hong Kong
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Who we work with
We work with governments, sector agencies and a range of HE institutions worldwide to support sustainable improvement, share global best practice and build international networks. In addition, over 350 member institutions, including almost all UK HE institutions and over half of the universities in Australia, use our services. You don't need to be a member to take advantage of our services, and, in some cases, we can support delivery in languages other English.
Our solutions are fully adaptable for different types of institution, disciplines, modes of study and organisational, cultural and political contexts. They are supported by a series of strategic frameworks, created in response to, and in collaboration with, our members. We will:
- Work with you in partnership based on a clear understanding of your needs, shared values and co-creation
- Support you in tackling major challenges from end to end by using a ‘whole-system’ approach
- Share our unique global insights from within and beyond the sector to support you in achieving your goals within a local context
Solutions for national governments, ministries and agencies
+ Evaluate strategy, policy, approaches and practice at a national level, which can also be internationally benchmarked
+ Establish the evidence base, need and design principles for developing leadership, governance and management interventions across the HE sector
+ Design and deliver customised solutions to transform leadership, governance, management and academic practice
+ Lead and contribute to international workshops and conferences sharing global and cross-sector perspectives on HE thought leadership
+ Provide bespoke research and data support to aid self-assessment and improvement processes and supply evidence for performance rankings and award submissions
+ Create ‘safe spaces’ for senior leaders to address matters to build capacity, capability and awareness around government policy via networks and communities of practice
+ Engage in and disseminate innovation through action-orientated projects
+ Provide training and development programmes for multiple institutions to benefit and collaborate as part of sector-wide improvement initiatives.
Where we've worked
Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE)
SAGE was established through a partnership between the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) to oversee our Athena SWAN Charter pilot in Australia as part of a collaborative arrangement with Advance HE to enhance gender equity in HE careers.
Where we've worked
Academic Leadership in Bahrain
A four-day Academic Leadership Programme in collaboration with the University of Bahrain, to support Heads of Department and Heads of Academic Sections to become the next generation of academic leaders.
Solutions for institutions and individuals
+ Conduct strategic reviews and support wider organisational and transformational change
+ Encourage and reward excellent faculty and staff through structured development, training and recognition programmes based on internationally-recognised professional standards, for example Fellowship
+ Develop capacity and capability for leadership, governance and management through innovation, information, intervention, and interaction
+ Review, enhance, refresh and embed employability into your curriculum
+ Build the skills and awareness to address equality, diversity and inclusion challenges while investigating and developing sustainable solutions
+ Embed real change strategies to promote student success and measure their impact
+ Review and enhance institutional governance structures
+ Support the building of partnerships across borders
+ Provide coaching services and specialised development programmes for academic leaders and executive staff, including women's leadership programmes.
Embedding Mental Wellbeing in the Curriculum – International Collaborative Project
An international, online, collaborative project for learning and teaching
The 2019 Advance HE and HEPI Student Academic Experience Survey highlighted that student mental wellbeing remains well below that of the general population of young people, and levels of anxiety continue to rise. A recent analysis by Red Brick Research of 280 studies from the UK, Germany, Spain and Australia exploring student well-being concluded that the rising rate of student mental health problems is a global issue that needs a “whole university approach” to tackle it. It is not solely the responsibility of support services.
The Embedding Mental Wellbeing in the Curriculum International Collaborative Project is grounded in sharing excellent practice, developing innovative approaches and assessing the impact of change. The institutions involved benefit from focused support on key issues, a safe space to share challenges and build networks of support and implementing meaningful change and gain an insight into the approaches being taken in similar institutions facing similar challenges.