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Advance HE Membership 2022-23: Member Benefits

Designed to enable institutional, staff and student success, Advance HE membership packages give you access to world-leading services, supporting to reach your institutional goals.

As we take with us the learnings from the pandemic, the sector is focusing on strategies to deliver a great higher education experience in a disruptive and fast-paced world. In the year ahead we will be keeping a particular focus on the future and emerging policy, providing you with the foresight and support to address new challenges. 

Your membership for the coming year has been shaped through consultative conversations with our members and our strategic advisory groups. We’ve heard clearly that members would value support:

  • navigating uncertainty and unlocking potential in their institutions
  • developing capability to lead and embed positive change across whole systems
  • transforming education and assessment to deliver the best student outcomes
  • creating inclusive places and experiences whilst managing inherent tensions

Advance HE Membership

Click the link below to find out more about Advance HE member packages.

Membership packages

Led by your feedback we will continue to provide you with resources, networks and development opportunities that respond to your changing needs.

We have a series of projects to support you in addressing new and emerging challenges. This includes the ‘Student Outcomes’ project that will focus on student outcomes and value for money. We will continue the work to enhance mixed-mode learning and assessment focusing on sharing global good practices.

You will benefit from governance projects that focus on ‘Academic Governance and Assurance’, as well as ‘Measuring Institutional Performance’ – exploring what the future Board KPI dashboard might look like. We will also re-run the ‘Supporting Inclusive Boards Community’, which we initially ran with GuildHE last year.

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Our work will continue to be evidence-based and focus on impact. We will support your longer term strategic goals by strengthening the core membership services we know you value".

Alison Johns, Chief Executive, Advance HE

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Working with you

Our ‘working with you’ member benefits facilitate collaboration, co-creation and understanding amongst our member base, supporting you to overcome the challenges of the modern HE and FE sector. 

Member projects

Initiatives designed to address contemporary challenges through innovative projects.
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Collaborative Development Fund

Project funding supports the development of our members by addressing key sector challenges together.
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Student Surveys

Understand and enhance the student academic experience with discounted access to surveys.
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Strategic Advisory Groups

Member-led groups to ensure that we develop member benefits in the areas that deliver most value to you.
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Publications, projects and resources

Exclusive access to the latest practical support from Advance HE and a bank of over 8,000 resources.
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Dedicated Advance HE Contact

Your Head of Membership is a sounding-board with strategic understanding of your context, stakeholders and objectives.
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Governance expertise

A wealth of resources enabling effective governance.
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advice Service

Support and guidance on policy, practice and concerns.
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Strengthening your membership

Our ‘strengthening your membership' member benefits are designed to work in partnership with you, delivering modern frameworks for institutional and individual recognition, and evidence-based, accessible solutions fit for the rapidly evolving sector environment.

Student Success Framework Series

Next stages of the review and redesign of our Student Success Framework Series providing members with smarter ways of working for better student outcomes.
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Exploring a holistic approach to equality, diversity and inclusion

We have a key strategic commitment to determine the potential for an approach to integrating equalities, via ember-led scoping and exploration.
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Charters development

Work to enhance both the Athena Swan Charter and the Race Equality Charter which continues in parallel with the consideration of an additional integrated approach.
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Review of the Professional Standards Framework (PSF)

Advance HE is currently facilitating a sector-led review of the Professional Standards Framework (PSF) to ensure this continues to be relevant.
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Global Leadership Framework

Continuation of our work to create a global leadership framework which will articulate the dimensions that contribute to effective leadership.
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Enhancement through digital development

We are working with members to create a series of member-benefit e-learning packages focused on the core topics you have asked us to prioritise.
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Member feedback is clear as to the importance of Teaching and Learning Accreditation, Athena Swan and Race Equality Charters. In addition to the ongoing enhancement of these services, we are investing in strengthening the developmental support available to members who choose to engage with these packages.

Teaching and Learning Accreditation

Advance HE Teaching and Learning Accreditation reinforce your commitment to the professional development and support you provide for the wide range of your staff that has a role in higher education teaching and learning. Accreditation confirms alignment to the Professional Standards Framework (PSF) and enables accredited members to award Fellowships.

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Athena Swan

The Athena Swan Charter provides a robust framework through which institutions and departments work to identify and address barriers to gender equality, and have their commitment to, and progress in removing these barriers recognised. A new streamlined Charter was made available to members in July 2021, which has been developed with the support and input of the sector at every stage.

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Race Equality Charter

The Race Equality Charter provides a rigorous and robust approach through which institutions work to critically reflect and act on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of the progression, retention and success of racially minoritised staff and students. The Charter accelerates institutions’ actions on their commitments utilising an evidence-informed approach to progress in developing and changing long-term and sustainable solutions.

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Connecting our members

Connect with your sector peers to share knowledge, insight and guidance via face-to-face events and online networks.

DVC-PVC Network

The Advance HE DVC-PVC Network is a highly valued and influential community of DVCs, PVCs and equivalent senior leaders.
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Advance HE Connect

Advance HE Connect is an online community of practice exclusively for the higher and further education sector with over 19,000 participants from around the world.
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Charters networking events

Charters networking events provide updates to members, and support to institutions who are about to embark on, or are in the process of, applying for an Athena Swan or Race Equality Charter award.
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Accredited Programme Leader Network

This dedicated network hosted within Advance HE Connect provides an opportunity for all those leading and managing accredited provisions to connect.
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Teaching Excellence Awards

The members-only National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS), and the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) showcase the impact of individuals and teams.
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Discounted access

  • 50% discount on all fees related to direct Fellowship applications for individual members of staff

  • 25% discount on our wide portfolio of programmes, conferences and events developed to meet the needs of specific career stages

  • 10% member discount on bespoke consultancy services which support institutions to shape and deliver their strategic priorities

  • The discounted total price of £2,500 which covers UKES, PTES and PRES Student Surveys

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Nations and International

  • Member benefits specifically for our Scottish members can be found here
  • Member benefits specifically for our Welsh members can be found here
  • Member benefits specifically for our members in Northern Ireland can be found here
  • Member benefits specifically for our members in the Republic of Ireland can be found here
  • Member benefits specifically for our Australasia members can be found here
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Current Members

A full list of current Advance HE member institutions can be found via the link below.

Current members
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Previous years' member benefits

  • Member benefits from the 2021-22 membership year can be found here
  • Member benefits from the 2020-21 membership year can be found here.
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*Please note that Teaching and Learning Accreditation, Athena Swan, REC and Surveys are not part of the core member benefits package and are optional add-ons specific to each individual institution. The EDI Advice Line is currently only available to members in the UK.