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Professional Standards Framework 2023 launch

The PSF 2023 will be launched on 31 January 2023. Join us at the launch event to hear from speakers drawn from the global HE community about the importance of the key changes to the PSF and what they will enable.

The Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in HE (PSF) has been underpinning both development and professional recognition since its introduction in 2004. Previously reviewed in 2011, the current version of the PSF is being used to support educational development in the broadest range of contexts; from Manchester to Muscat; from Bangkok to Brisbane; clinical education to college-based HE; and for curriculum reform and culture change – the PSF is supporting individuals and institutions to achieve their teaching and learning ambitions in increasingly diverse and global contexts.

Advance HE has facilitated a sector-led review of the PSF to build on its strengths while ensuring it reflects the dimensions of contemporary practice and is best placed to continue to support success.

Over the course of 2022, an independent sector-led Steering Group has overseen an evidence-based review, with a range of consultation events giving colleagues across the world a chance to contribute their views and shape the updated framework to make it fit for the future of global higher education.

Join us at the launch of the new PSF

Date: 31 January 2023

Time: 08:00 - 09:00 (GMT)

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Join us at the launch event

On behalf of the sector, Advance HE is delighted to launch the new PSF via a virtual event at 08:00  -  09:00 (GMT) on 31 January 2023.

We warmly invite you to join us as we celebrate this important development and to hear from invited speakers, drawn from our global higher education community, about the key areas of change that ensure the framework's relevance to the many contexts that higher education operates within now and for the future.

Join us for the PSF 2023 launch
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Speakers Include

Simbo Ajayi

Head of Peer Assisted Learning
Middlesex University
Simbo Ajayi
Simbo Ajayi oversees the Student Learning Assistants (SLA) scheme which is embedded across all Middlesex University faculties.

Dr Mark E Allinson

Director of Student Experience
London School of Economics and Political Science
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Mark is LSE's strategic lead on student experience across the School. His broad remit includes our work on community, communications, students' voices and feedback, data, analysis and evaluation, inclusion, access and participation, mental health and wellbeing, the LSE Offer, and menu of opportunities.

Professor Paul Bartholomew

Ulster University
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Paul is Vice-Chancellor at Ulster University, a dual-focused University delivering excellent teaching and research which spans multiple campuses within a unique geographical and political context.

Dr Jean Harris-Evans

Vice Principal – Higher Education
The Sheffield College
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Dr Jean Harris-Evans is an experienced senior academic. She is currently Vice Principal of Higher Education at The Sheffield College. Prior to joining the College, Jean was a Principal Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, where she attained FHEA and SFHEA status.

Dr Deeba Gallacher

Head of Academic Practice Enhancement and Interim Head of the Centre for Academic Practice Enhancement
Middlesex University
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Since 2014 Deeba has been the Head of Academic Practice Enhancement at Middlesex University and has championed the Professional Standards Framework mapped across all academic development offerings.

Alison Johns

Chief Executive
Advance HE
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Alison is the Chief Executive of Advance HE. She was appointed in the autumn 2017, to lead the merger of three national agencies which created Advance HE in 2018. Prior to that, she was the Chief Executive of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE).

Professor Nazira Karodia

Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice Principal for Learning & Teaching
Edinburgh Napier University
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Professor Nazira Karodia is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice Principal for Learning & Teaching at Edinburgh Napier University. She has an academic career spanning over 20 years in Chemistry, STEM education and university leadership. She is a national leader in inclusive curriculum, extending university opportunities and attracting students from marginalized communities.

Professor Helen O'Sullivan

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
University of Chester
Helen O'Sullivan
As Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Helen is responsible for providing strategic leadership of the academic function of the University of Chester, including the development of the academic portfolio, enhancement of the teaching and learning experience and leadership of the Deans of Faculty.

Professor Wichit Srisa-an

Chairman of Suranaree University of Technology Council and President of Thai Association for Cooperative Education
Suranaree University of Technology
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Professor Wichit Srisa-an, Thailand’s former Minister of Education, is a prominent and respectable figure in educational administration, development, reform, and innovation in Thailand and abroad.

Professor Gary Thomas

Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Education, Research and Engagement
RMIT University Australia
Professor Gary Thomas
Professor Gary Thomas is Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Education, Research and Engagement at RMIT University in Australia. Gary has worked at the University of the Sunshine Coast, University of Southern Queensland, the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University, the Queensland University of Technology and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education. He has held academic, professional and senior executive roles.