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Connect Event Series

The start of the 2019-20 Advance HE membership year saw the introduction of a significantly enhanced range of member benefits. As part of this enhanced range we launched our ‘Connect Event Series’ of webinars and face-to-face events, open to all those who work for an Advance HE member institution.

COVID-19 update

We are continually monitoring the situation in light of the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Full information on updates to member benefits can be found below. 

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The Connect Event Series webinars are driven by the desire to provide a more sustainable, digital approach to engaging with our members as well as ensuring we are taking a forward thinking approach to member support. The webinars have the alternating themes of ‘facing the future’ and ‘global perspectives’ and focus on creating and sharing new knowledge as well as an opportunity to engage in discussion with colleagues from Advance HE member institutions globally. All of the webinars are recorded, so if you are unable to join them live, you can catch up in our Advance HE Connect group.

Who: Advance HE members

View the dates of the events below or in the calendar. 

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Covid-19 Response Webinars

Our Covid-19 response webinars are designed to provide support and guidance as the HE sector adapts to the new 'normal' during the current climate. 

Recordings from all webinars in the Covid-19 series are available to watch in the Advance HE Connect member benefits group. Please click on the links below to access the webianrs:

In the past 60 days - Lessons from China's HE sector

Moving Assessment On-Line: Key Principles for Inclusion, Pedagogy and Practice

Emergency remote teaching (ERT): What have we learnt?

Beyond fire-fighting – developing resilient higher education

A brilliant webinar with the leading experts across three continents and multiple time-zones has enabled me to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field globally, all from the comfort of my desk!”

Pavel Ovseiko Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy and Management, University of Oxford.

Facing the Future Webinars

Our 'Facing the Future' webinars are timed for a UK audience. View our 'Facing the Future' webinars below. Free of charge to individuals who are part of Advance HE member institutions.

In an era of ‘climate emergency’, is it timely for us to re-examine the embedding of sustainability in higher education curricula?

Date: 26 June
Venue: Online

In spite of different conceptions of, and views about, the term ‘sustainability’, interest in sustainability in higher education in general, and the relevance of sustainability in higher education curricula in particular, has swelled in the last 15 years. Further, there are an increasing number of examples of successful curriculum interventions in different disciplines (see, for example, Jones et al, 2010) whilst universities have also demonstrated more general progress in practical areas such as reducing carbon emissions, food sourcing, and recycling.
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Global Perspectives Webinars

Our ‘Global Perspectives’ webinars are timed for a worldwide audience and therefore usually fall outside core hours in the UK and will be recorded to allow access within the individuals normal working pattern. View our 'Global Perspectives' webinars below. Free of charge to individuals who are part of Advance HE member institutions. 

Governing universities: Solutions for a dynamic world

Date: 29 May 2020
Venue: Online

This online seminar has been pivoted to offer a global and multi sectoral perspective on the issues around good governance with a focus upon:

- The role of the Board in a time of crisis
- Thinking about strategy – is now the time?
- Crisis as agency – opportunity, turning point etc
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Higher education: Who belongs here?

Date: 22 July 2020
Venue: Online

In this webinar, we will explore the stories of three individuals who are making their presence felt in leading their institutions in different country contexts. We will then consider how the personal lived experiences of our speakers provide opportunities for us all to develop more reflexive and inclusive leadership practices.
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Advance HE Connect Member Benefits Group 

If you are unable to attend an event or join a webinar, you can still join the discussion in the Advance HE Member Benefits group on Advance HE Connect, our online network exclusively for higher education. Share, connect and collaborate with your over 17,000 HE peers around the world. All webinars in the series are also recorded and available to view in the group.

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Covid-19 update

Advance HE Connect and Community Support for Members

  • Advance HE Connect will continue to be the home of communities of practice and networks of staff within member institutions across the globe. There are now 164 groups across this platform supporting people to share challenges and solutions across a broad spectrum of professional and academic specialisms.
  • We will support emerging priorities such as online assessment, supporting staff and student wellbeing at a distance and leading in times of crisis through Advance HE Connect in the first instance.
  • The Advance HE Connect ‘Facing the Future’ and ‘Global Perspectives’ webinar series will continue as planned