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Essential Frameworks for Enhancing Student Success

Evidence-informed frameworks developed with the sector for the sector.

Over the past two years, Advance HE has been working with colleagues from across the sector to review and redesign the Student Success Framework Series.  

The series provide a shared point of reference and common language to discuss, shape and review policy, process and practice around the broad and complex issues impacting student success. They can therefore be an extremely effective way of applying a consistent methodology to leading change, curriculum design, student support and learning and teaching.  

Engaging with our evidence-informed frameworks in combination, will help you to identify smarter ways of working. This effect is embedded when considered at an institutional level and then applied across all programmes. 

Request your student success pack 

Complete the form by clicking the button below and we will send you an information pack including links to the framework series and other useful resources and opportunities. 

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How the frameworks are structured


From an institutional perspective the strategy, policies and practices of the provider should support student success. 


The frameworks identify areas of focus for course or programme teams to ensure they can take a holistic approach and connect with pedagogic practices within and across the curriculum. 


The frameworks are student-centred identifying the attributes and competencies a student should have the opportunity to develop and practice to enhance their success. 

Institution, Educators and Students Wheel
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The series 

The updated series will be made up of nine frameworks plus one overarching framework. We will update this page as we release each framework over the course of this academic year. The series can be requested via the webform at the bottom of the page. 

Framework for Embedding Employability

Employability, in the higher education context, is about ensuring that students have the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to be successful in their future, whether that be within employment, enterprise creation, further study or beyond. 

The framework has been designed to engage and support a diverse range of audiences including those involved in developing and implementing employability policy and practice, curriculum design, student support and learning and teaching. 

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Framework for Enhancing Assessment

Assessment and feedback practices are at the core of higher education (HE). Assessment provides judgement so it needs to be valid and reliable. It also supports student learning and feedback, so it should be designed to promote desirable learning behaviours, develop subject-specific and professional competencies, as well as other graduate attributes.

This framework is designed for all stakeholders; for educators, those in charge of policy, quality assurance, and quality enhancement, and those responsible for leading education at all levels from pro vice-chancellors to programme leaders.

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Enhancing Assessment in Higher Education
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Framework for Internationalising Higher Education

Internationalising higher education (HE) is an ongoing, institution-wide commitment to fostering a globally aware and inclusive learning environment. This process encompasses all aspects of HE, from teaching and learning to research and collaboration. Internationalisation benefits all HE students, regardless of their location, background, discipline, or mode of study.

This framework is intended for all those within HE and beyond, encompassing those who contribute to and can benefit from an internationalised sector. Its principal audiences are organisations (e.g. HE providers, agencies, bodies and employers) and individuals (e.g. staff, students and employees).

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Internationalising Higher Education Framework

Framework for Access, Retention, Attainment and Progression – launching soon

New framework coming soon. The current version is available here.

Framework for Student Engagement through Partnership – launching soon

New framework coming soon. The current version is available here.

Framework for Internationalising Higher Education – launching soon

New framework coming soon. The current version is available here.

Framework for Flexible Learning – launching soon

New framework coming soon. The current version is available here.

Framework for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education – launching soon

New framework coming soon. The current version is available here.

Framework for Education for Sustainable Development – launching soon

New framework coming soon.

Framework for Inclusive Curriculum – launching soon

New framework coming soon.

Framework for Enhancing Student Success – launching soon

New framework coming soon. The current version is available here.

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Working with Advance HE to enhance student success 

Our expertise and globally recognised standards and frameworks help higher education organisations transform teaching by developing and recognising teaching excellence. We work with you – understanding your context – to tackle the issues which matter, sharing insight and evidenced-based practice to deliver student success. 

Find out more about our approach
Advance HE approach to enhancing student success
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Upcoming events

Sustainability Symposium 2024

21 March 2024, Virtual
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Student Engagement Conference 2024

18 April 2024, Leeds, UK
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Employability Symposium 2024

25 April 2024, Leeds, UK
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Student Retention and Success Symposium 2024

14 May 2024, Birmingham, UK
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Flexible Learning Symposium 2024

5 June 2024, Virtual
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Sustainability Conference 2024: From vision to impact

11 June 2024, London, UK
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Teaching and Learning Conference 2024

2 – 4 July 2024, Nottingham, UK
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Meet the project lead

Senior Consultant, Education
Advance HE
Stuart has over 18 years’ experience within higher education with extensive experience in designing and developing strategic, institutional-wide change. In his role as Senior Consultant, Education at Advance HE, he focuses on both thought leadership and providing evidence-based solutions to support institutions, educators and students.
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