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Global Impact Grants 2022-23

The annual Global Impact Grants support our members in sharing best practices and impactful initiatives, through small grant funding for case studies.

Global practice sharing and learning is a cornerstone of the support that Advance HE provides for member institutions. Through funding small case studies, our Global Impact Grants are an opportunity for Advance HE members to share success stories about higher education projects that have had a demonstrable impact on their staff or students.  

Grants of up to £1,000 were awarded to 15 successful applicants from  Advance HE international member institutions  to provide short case studies of recent practice (750-1000 words) that align to one of three themes (innovations in teaching and learning, building inclusion and belonging, and engaging distributed leadership). 

The case studies are available to members as examples of international best practices. 

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Global Impact Grants 2022-2023 compilation report and webinars

This collection of case studies, the second round of Global Impact Grant funding from the 2022-23 academic year, brings together higher education practices from across the globe on the themes of Building inclusion and belonging, Innovations in teaching and learning and Engaging distributed leadership, showing the sheer range of impressive initiatives being undertaken globally to support the student and staff experience in higher education.

This publication shares with you fifteen inspiring case studies of recent work from our member institutions around the world which have had a demonstrable impact on their staff or students.

We have convened two webinars to share the impact of last year’s awarded projects. Each webinar will each feature five or six short presentations from grant winners who were recognised for their impactful initiatives relating to ‘building inclusion and belonging’, ‘innovations in teaching and learning’ or ‘engaging distributed leadership’. These webinars are opportunity to hear more from the authors about their work and will feature presenters from eleven institutions in six different countries. 

Each session will feature a different selection of speakers and you can read the case studies in the Global Impact Grants report

Read the report
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Global Impact Grants Webinar 1 - 30 November 2023

6:30am UK and Ireland Time / 9:30 Bahrain / 10:30 Oman/14:30 Perth / 14:30 Suzhou, China/ 16:30 Brisbane /17:00 Adelaide/ 17:30 Melbourne / 19:30 Auckland

• Introduction
• Angela Davies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
• Myra Keep, University of Western Australia, Australia
• Gabrielle Brand, Monash University, Australia
• Armin Ariana, Griffith University, Australia
• Orla Dunne, Dublin City University, Republic of Ireland
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Global Impact Grants Webinar 2 - 4 December 2023

6:30am UK and Ireland Time / 9:30 Bahrain / 10:30 Oman/14:30 Perth / 14:30 Suzhou, China/ 16:30 Brisbane /17:00 Adelaide/ 17:30 Melbourne / 19:30 Auckland

• Introduction
• Roma Forbes, The University of Queensland, Australia
• Ben Milbourn, Curtin University, Australia
• Nikolaos Vasilikos, Bahrain Polytechnic, Bahrain
• Mahmud Al Masum, University of Adelaide, Australia
• Thuraia Mohammed Al Jabri, Majan University College, Oman
• Na Li, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
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The key themes and selected case studies are: 

Innovations in teaching and learning 

Initiatives or projects that share innovative and forward-looking approaches to teaching and supporting learning such as, student engagement, employability, assessment, student retention, technology-enhanced learning, or engaging with the Professional Standards Framework and staff development. 

  • Embedding healthcare consumer voices into health professions education-Monash University, Nursing and Midwifery
  • Enhancing teaching and learning through the Academic Excellence Programme-Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)
  • Transforming health professional students into effective patient educators using the Patient Education Training Framework-The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Exploring the use of augmented reality in a classroom setting-Majan University College, Sultanate of Oman
  • Teaching Outdoors-The University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Podcasting for deep learning, inclusivity and education for sustainable development-University College Cork, Ireland
  • Gamifying digital learning across multiple disciplines in higher education-Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
  • A collaborative strategic approach to blended learning design-University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Creation of a globally recognised mental health programme (Talk to Me) facilitating authentic learning and positive engagement toward mental health knowledge, skills, and practice-Curtin University, Australia
  • Sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the manufacturing processes engineering modules – project-based learning-Bahrain Polytechnic
Read the case studies

Building inclusion and belonging

Initiatives or projects that share impactful and engaging examples of building inclusion and equality on campus such as student or staff training initiatives, gender/race or other equality projects, strategic data collection and analysis, innovative policy development, or projects to embed/support engagement with the Athena Swan Charter.

  • LGBTQIA+ allyship training for health professionals-Griffith University, Australia
  • A learner-centric environment, where academic and support staff are data-informed and work seamlessly to provide early support to at-risk learners-Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Coming out bright: supporting the needs of LGBTQ+ gifted learners-Building inclusion and belonging-Mary Immaculate College, Ireland and Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland (DCU)
  • Intersectional design histories for pluriversal futures-RMIT, Australia
Read the case studies

Engaging distributed leadership

Initiatives or projects that share how leadership is used to make a difference in higher education such as, student leadership projects, research leadership, leading change or culture programmes, diversifying leadership, staff leadership development, or projects that embed and amplify use of the Aurora or She Leads programmes.

  • Distributed leadership in a health and physical education teacher education programme-The University of Queensland, Australia
Read the case study
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Other Information


For transparency, it is expected that the final report and outputs are primarily shared with Advance HE member institutions. Successful applicants wishing to share their published submissions outside member institutions are kindly requested to ask for permission in writing beforehand. Any such requests should be submitted to:


Advance HE will confirm the level of the grant award after evaluation. Payment will be made to the member institution. To enable this, Advance HE may request the completion of a supplier set-up form once the grant is awarded.

Advance HE will supply a Purchase Order for the grant funding. Institutions will need to raise an invoice for payment of the grant funding. Advance HE requires this invoice to be submitted by 14 July 2023 to ensure payment. Payment will only be made on receipt of an invoice from the institution.


If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact:
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Explore the Global Impact Grants 21-22

Advance HE made 17 awards of Global Impact Grants in July 2022 with the intention of sharing work conducted across our international membership that has had a demonstrable impact on staff or students. Submissions were received from over 10 different countries across a range of areas of higher education practice. 

These case studies from around the world address three specific issues in global higher education: Academic Development, Disciplinary Teaching and Learning, and Student Success. 

Find out more
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