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Affiliate Membership for Institutions in the UK

Designed to enable institutional, staff and student success, affiliate membership of Advance HE gives you access to world-leading services which will support you in helping you shape your future in today’s highly competitive HE market.

Whilst we are committed to providing continuity in key member services, Covid-19 has impacted every aspect of institutional operations and daily life has been turned on its head. Our members have asked us to ensure that the features of membership are responsive and focus on supporting the unprecedented challenges faced over the coming year. Working with members we will shape our grants, publications, events, webinars, advice and guidance to ensure they are needs-driven and provide real impact.

Advance HE Affiliate Membership is available to Higher Education Institutions with less than 2000 Full Time Equivalent students. This membership option is designed to provide greater value for money to you.

Affiliate Membership provides a wide range of member benefits and dedicated support to suit the needs of smaller providers.

Access to our accreditation services is via Advance HE full Membership. Speak to our membership team or visit the webpage for further information.

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Enquire about Advance HE Membership

If you would like to enquire about Advance HE Membership and the benefits to you, complete the form below and we will be in touch shortly to discuss your requirements.

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Covid-19 - Ensuring sustainability and readiness for the new normal

Members-only projects planned for 20-21 will focus on realising the learning from the Covid-19 emergency response and considering how institutions can reshape and redefine themselves in light of the changing world around them.

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Your membership package

Advance HE Affiliate Membership provides choice and value for a shared purpose, making higher education better for everyone. Your institution can access our range of curated knowledge, research and guidance; participate in our facilitated networks and awards; and benefit from our discounted development and enhancement services.

Your Advance HE Membership includes:

Advance HE Connect

Share. Connect. Collaborate

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 17,500 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

Connect event series

Our ‘Connect Event Series’ is a ‘what works’ suite of member-only webinars that focus on sharing practice to support your people find solutions to emerging challenges. We work closely with members to ensure these are responsive to current needs, demonstrated by our Covid-19 series. We’ve had over 5,000 people registered on these since lockdown began. All webinars in the series for 20-21 will form part of our major Covid-19 response programme.

There are still a number of webinars to run during the 19-20 academic year.

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Student surveys

As our member institutions strive to develop sustainable solutions for how the student experience is configured and supported in the future, our surveys package will prove an essential tool in gaining insight on all aspects of student experience and engagement, as well as benchmarking.

As an Advance HE member your institution can choose to participate
in the UK Engagement Survey (UKES), the Postgraduate Taught
Experience Survey (PTES) and the Postgraduate Research Experience
Survey (PRES), benefitting from a discounted total price of £2,500 which
covers all three surveys.

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Good practice grants

Member institutions are exclusively invited to bid for Good Practice Grants providing the opportunity to develop and share innovative practice and solutions to the unsolved challenges faced by institutions as a result of the pandemic. The resources generated by these projects will be shared exclusively with members. Grants are available to any individual or team(s) from an Advance HE member institution based in the UK and Republic of Ireland. For 20-21 we will be aligning our Good Practice Grant activity
across both our UK and international members ensuring that we share effective practice and build connections to help us navigate the challenges ahead. 

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Strategic Advisory Groups

Your member-led Strategic Advisory Groups will continue to ensure that we develop work in the areas that deliver the most value to your institution. This includes influence over the development of new knowledge and publications shaped to respond to your changing need and exclusive access to the outcomes of this work.

Teaching excellence awards

At a time when teaching and teachers have to rapidly adapt, it’s important that we continue to celebrate the outstanding contribution to education that our colleagues make. The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS), now in its 20th year, and the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) showcase the impact of individuals and teams who teach or support learning in UK higher education, recognising their success and providing a platform to share the learning from their practice. Advance HE member institutions benefit from free access to these awards.

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Discounted access to key development and enhancement opportunities

All Advance HE member institutions benefit from:

Full Membership

Full Membership of Advance HE gives you access to all of the benefits seen on this page as well as access to our accredited services, including; Teaching and Learning Accreditation, Athena SWAN Charter, and Race Equality Charter.

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Enquire about Advance HE Affiliate Membership

Complete the form to enquire about Affiliate Membership to Advance HE. Upon completion we will send you the Affiliate Membership brochure and we will be in touch within 2 working days to discuss your requirements.

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