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Shaping-up for the new normal

29 May 2020 | Advance HE Connecting HE around the world and supporting our members transform in response to the Coronavirus pandemic

Advance HE, along with the rest of the sector, has been rapidly adjusting to the challenging times in which we are now working.

One of the key features of Advance HE’s work is to facilitate global networks of good practice and communities. This infographic illustrates just some of the work and engagement in our COVID-19 response webinar series. It highlights how higher education colleagues world-wide have come together through Advance HE Connect, our online platform with over 17,000 members; and how they are making great use of those connections and our supporting digital resources.

Advance HE Member Benefits Infographic

The work to meet the challenges of moving to ‘the new normal’ stepped-up another gear last week when we began our Socially Distanced Campuses and Education project, starting with a series of workshops to look at how this can be achieved. The Creating Socially Distanced Campuses and Education project is an opportunity to engage with key facets of this question through collaborative and generative thinking and dialogue. We will be sharing findings with our members from next week.

Kathryn Harrison-Graves, Director for Membership and Accreditation, “Everybody is having to adapt extremely quickly to the new environment. The sector has shown extraordinary agility and flexibility in meeting the challenge head-on.

“We are fully committed to helping our members by exploring solutions with them into new ways of working and supporting them to deliver an outstanding student experience for all. There has never been a greater need for collective learning, and we are delighted with how the sector is engaging with this challenge through initiatives such as the Socially Distanced Campuses and Education project.”

Not everything has been about adapting to the new environment. This month Advance HE is delighted to celebrate the award of the 130,000th Fellowship to Nicole Pollock, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at Canterbury Christ Church University, who achieved Senior Fellowship through an Advance HE accredited programme at the University. Also new among that number are 10 staff from QUT (Queensland University of Technology) who have been awarded Associate Fellow (Indigenous) following a pilot programme underpinned by a new module on Indigenous Perspectives in Learning and Teaching.

Find more about how we have adapted our conferences, programmes and events, and other work in response to COVID-19



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