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Advance HE has a strong programme of conferences throughout the year for all engaged in HE, whether leaders, practitioners or Governors, supporting institutions at all levels. The benefits of attending are significant for the participants, their teams and institutions.

Attending an Advance HE conference gives you the opportunity to hear about the latest developments in policy and practice from global leaders, from both within and beyond the HE sector. Each offers an opportunity to gain insights from the work of others, as well as solutions and actions for your own institution. Posters, workshops, presentations and Ignite sessions allow you to showcase the innovative work taking place at your institution to peers internationally, increasing the global reach of staff publishing and presenting their work.

View our 2019-20 conferences below. 


Browse our calendar of programmes, events and conferences.


Advance HE Programmes and Events Prospectus 2019-20

Drawing on our unique position and experience, Advance HE provides a wide range of programmes, conferences and events tailored specifically to the needs of the higher education sector, to help you meet your institutional goals and develop leaders, practitioners and support staff. You can find details on the full range of programmes, events and conferences in our Prospectus. 

Please complete the brochure request form to download your copy of the Programmes and Events 2019-20 Prospectus.

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Women in HE Conference 2020

23 January 2020, London Marriott Hotel, Regents Park
Despite comprising the majority of staff working in UK higher education, women remain underrepresented at the most senior levels and the challenge to increase the pace of change remains.

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STEM Conference 2020

29-30 January 2020, thestudio, Manchester
This two-day conference highlights cuttingedge pedagogies, innovations and research taking place across the STEM sector through a variety of peer-led sessions.

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Let's Talk Value 2020

11 February 2020, London
The second Let’s Talk Value Conference will look at the continuing development of integrated thinking and reporting – a strategic approach to communicating how an organisation uses resources to create value for its stakeholders beyond their financial inputs.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2020

17-19 March 2020, Edinburgh
2020 will see Advance HE bring together the annual EDI conference with the biannual Scottish conference into a three day conference with the theme – Courageous conversations and adventurous approaches: creative thinking in tackling inequality.

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Leadership Summit 2020

2 April 2020, Hallam Conference Centre, London
Bringing together sector leaders and leadership thought leaders, this unique summit will provide a thought-provoking environment to explore contemporary challenges and differing perspectives of leadership with peers across the sector.

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Surveys & Insights Conference 2020

29 April 2020, Sheffield
This conference provides an opportunity to discuss and debate the potential of insights from surveys, metrics, qualitative research and wider methods of capturing the student voice.

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BAME Leadership Summit 2020

19 May 2020, Maple House, etc Venues, Birmingham
This BAME Leadership Summit aims to empower agents of change and key decision makers in HE to take action within their institution and advance the race equality agenda.

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Advance HE Conference in Ireland 2020

3 June 2020, Dublin
The inaugural Advance HE Conference in Ireland is a key aspect of our support for HE institutions in Ireland.

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Teaching and Learning Conference

7 - 9 July 2020, TBC
Taking place over three days with more than 400 sessions, this sector-led conference provides attendees with the chance to share ideas, research, good practice and innovations, to find out whether the challenges and solutions from other disciplines could inspire innovation in individual and institutional practice.

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