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.
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.
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.
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:
Connect Benefit Series
The Connect Benefit Series is open to all colleagues at Advance HE member institutions. The Series focusses on monthly themes designed to help our members develop resilience, to help institutions adapt to a new way of ‘business as usual’ within the transformed environment.
Each month there will be a suite of multiple benefit outputs including formats such as webinars, blogs/vlogs, Tweet chats, tool kits and guidance documents.
Tackling structural race inequality in higher education
Activities, discussions, tools and resources to support our members in understanding and addressing structural race inequalities in all aspects of higher education.
The activities in support of this member benefit have been divided into four strands:
- Understanding structural inequality: theory, evidence, data and storytelling
- Honest, brave and open conversations about race
- Decolonising identity
- Meeting the challenge: supporting senior leaders in conversation, change and accountability in addressing race
Collaborative Development Fund
Advance HE is dedicated to supporting the development of our members based on sector needs, and provides funding to help enable this. Previously, funding had been in the form of our Small Development Projects (SDPs), which were launched in 2004 and more recently, our Good Practice Grants.
For the 2020-21 member benefit year, funding will be available to our global membership base in the form of our Collaborative Development Fund, which aims to harness the knowledge, experience and innovative capabilities of our members in order to address current challenges within the HE sector.
We invite our colleagues at member institutions to apply for the funding to deliver these projects which will start in February 2021. The application deadline has been extended to 12:00 GMT 29 January 2021.
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 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.
Publications and projects
Membership provides institutions with access to a wealth of exclusive reports, publications and resources across key HE themes, and the
latest thinking in leadership development, governance, organisation development, education and EDI. Our priority in this next year is to provide our members with key practical, solution-focused toolkits, frameworks, research and resources informed directly from the outcomes of our Covid-19 collaborative projects. In addition to we will also provide publications that transcend the current crisis, including:
- Equality in HE statistical reports
- Leading the Academy report
- Student Academic Experience report
- PRES, PTES and UKES reports.
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.
Discounted access to key development and enhancement opportunities
All Advance HE member institutions benefit from:
Dedicated Advance HE membership contact
Your Head of Membership is a critical friend with strategic understanding of your context, stakeholders and institutional objectives. They will support you to engage with complex challenges and share good practice between member institutions with you and ensure you access the services that best support your institutional objectives and help you prepare for emerging challenges and opportunities.
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.
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.
Advance HE membership provides exclusive access to the last two years of Advance HE (and legacy agencies) published work, as well as to our Knowledge Bank of good practice resources and toolkits covering a huge range of up to date guidance, approaches and latest thinking in HR, OD and L&D that supports approaches to transformative leadership.
If you are an HR or staff development professional in an LGM member institution and you are already registered for MyLF, then you can access the Knowledge Bank now via MyLF.
Not yet registered for MyLF? Register here.
Why choose Advance HE Membership for your institution?
- Partner with the leading national body dedicated to helping you improve teaching, leadership, equality and governance.
- Through Strategic Advisory Groups, members shape the work Advance HE undertakes, so is always working in your interests.
- Benefit from two years of member-only access to the results of the new knowledge and solutions we co-create in response to sector and institutional strategic priorities.
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.