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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.


Browse our calendar of programmes, events and conferences.


Conferences 2021-22

Governance Conference 2021

Virtual | 18 November 2021
Governance Conference 2021 will address the theme of Evolving Governance fit for our futures. It will bring together a diverse range of perspectives to consider just how we can do that, providing space to explore the issues but also the range of options Boards have to improve their governance in practice.
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Gender in Higher Education Conference 2022

TBC | 23 February 2022
This one-day conference will bring together higher education experts in gender equality to consider how further progression can be made to address the continuing presence of those factors contributing to the inequality of women.
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Mental Wellbeing in HE Conference 2022

TBC | 3 March 2022
This one-day conference, organised by the Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education Expert Group in collaboration with Advance HE, will discuss new ideas around mental halth and wellbeing in HE and will aim to provide a boost in motivation and a fresh vision for all delegates.
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2022

TBC | 16-17 March 2022
This conference will focus on ensuring that approaches to EDI work for all and addressing current and future challenges and opportunities. Through forecasting emerging EDI topics and priorities in the sector, it will create space for reflection and capacity building.
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Advance HE International Conference 2022

Virtual | 4-8 April 2022
This festival-type conference, spanning a full week, will focus on current global challenges facing HE. During the week, sessions will focus on themes such as teaching and learning, EDI, Governance and the Leadership of strategic change in these areas.
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Student Engagement Conference 2022

Virtual | 12 May 2022
The conference will consider leadership of student engagement through a 360 degree lens including the role of all staff, the Student Union, and the community as well as considering how we ensure inclusive engagement and remove all inequalities.
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Teaching and Learning Conference 2022

TBC | 5-7 July 2022
The conference will aim to increase knowledge and confidence of delegates so they can continue to develop and improve their teaching practice and have a positive impact on the success of their students. It will create space for delegates to engage in critical and creative thinking around teaching and learning towards continuous enhancement and innovation.
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Get involved at our upcoming conferences and events

Throughout the year we have an exciting range of conferences and events where we invite colleagues from across the sector to submit papers and join us to present their work to peers from across the globe. As well as providing a chance to present your work, share ideas and inspire fellow higher education colleagues, taking part in an Advance HE conference or event provides an invaluable opportunity for professional and personal development.

Find out more about our current open calls
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Programmes and Events 2020-21 Brochure

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