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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

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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.

Dual role of the academic

Date: 24 April 2020
Venue: Online

The fifth webinar of the Facing the Future series is entitled ‘Dual Role of the Academic’. The objective is to provide thought-provoking, forward-looking ideas and to stimulate discussion on the balancing research and teaching. The webinar will look at different lenses of the dual role of the academic. Speakers will address the challenges of balancing research and teaching, 3rd space academics, industry experience vs academic career and professoriate: Leadership and management vs. research or teaching.
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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. 

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

Date: 1 April 2020
Venue: Online

This member benefit question and answer based webinar with Xia Li (Lisa) and her colleagues at Nankai University, Tianjin, China as they answer questions around their experience of the Covid-19 pandemic in China and their university’s response to moving to remote teaching.
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Governing universities: Solutions for a dynamic world

Date: 29 May 2020
Venue: Online

Informed by the findings of over 25 independent effectiveness reviews of universities operating across the globe and insights drawn from Advance HE’s unique governance development programme this event will be of interest to Chairs and members of governing bodies and governance professionals alike.
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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 15,000 HE peers around the world. All webinars in the series are also recorded and available to view in the group.

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Face to Face Events

Please note that due to Covid-19, planned face to face events will now take place in the form of webinars.

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Culture - the key to good governance

Thursday 30 April 2020 | Online
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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
  • The Advance HE Connect Series Face to Face Event on 30 April titled ‘Culture – the key to good governance’ will move to an online event and will be delivered on the 30 April as planned.