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With over 20 years of resources to access and as convener of current thinking, knowledge and insight into the key sector opportunities and challenges, Advance HE exists to help higher education shape its future.

Through our members, we will be guiding the development of new resources and publications through Strategic Advisory Groups and national priorities programme.

Knowledge Hub

The Advance HE Knowledge Hub brings together thousands of higher education resources covering a wide range of topics and themes all into one place. Search by keyword or use the search filters on the theme, sub-theme and content type to find resources relevant to you.

Teaching and Learning Resources

Explore our extensive range of resources to improve teaching and enhance learning. Pinpoint exactly what you want by using our range of specialist filters.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Understand the common issues in further and higher education to design inclusive support services, develop accessible campus environments and make everyone feel welcome at your institution.

Governance Resources

Advance HE is committed to producing and sharing news, guidance, research, publications, resources and toolkits to support good governance.

Leadership and Management Resources

Advancing knowledge by exchanging and disseminating evidence-based decision-making in leadership.
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Key resources

Student Academic Experience Survey (SAES)

The annual Advance HE-HEPI Student Academic Experience Survey shows how full-time undergraduate students rate their time in higher education and their attitudes toward policy issues that impact them.

Our Survey takes place at the same time each year among a directly comparable undergraduate sample, enabling us to measure genuine like-for-like changes. Each year themes of analysis give detailed insight into the academic student experience.

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Equality in higher education: statistical reports

Every year, Advance HE’s Research team produces a series of statistical reports on equality for staff and students in UK higher education.

Our staff and student equality data report for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) aims to assist the sector in better understanding the main equality challenges for staff and students, directing future efforts to overcome them.

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Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES)

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) provides robust, benchmark data from a large number of institutions across the UK and beyond to drive enhancement of the Postgraduate Research Experience.

Exploring the views of tens of thousands of Postgraduate Researchers from across the sector each year, the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) has global reach and is the largest survey of its kind.

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Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is the only UK higher education sector-wide survey to gain insight from taught postgraduate students about their learning and teaching experience.

This report presents the sector findings of the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES), aggregating results from all participating institutions in the sector and providing the most comprehensive picture of the postgraduate taught experience.

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UK Engagement Survey (UKES)

The UK Engagement Survey (UKES) is the only nationwide undergraduate survey to focus on student engagement.

Reflecting on the extent that students are engaging in key learning activities, the UK Engagement provides annual insight into patterns of engagement across different student groups.

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Good Practice Grants 2020

Good Practice Grants (GPGs) provide Advance HE members with an opportunity to develop and share innovative practices with us and the wider HE sector.

The themes for the 2020 projects covered leadership, equality and diversity, and teaching and learning, with a particular focus on:

  • Good practice in inclusive leadership: What works?
  • Fostering a sense of belonging for staff and students: What works?
  • Successful transitions: What works for different student groups?
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Collaborative Development Fund 2021-22 projects

Information on our Collaborative Development Fund projects can be found below. 


Inclusive institutions: enabling and supporting culture change

The principal aim of the research is to collate and understand a range of techniques/approaches and lessons learned from members’ current work to transform, enable and support an inclusive culture, ways of working, or delivery of key strategic aims.
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College-based HE Network: a collaborative space for developing HE culture and practice

The principal aim for this project is to co-create spaces for leaders of college-based tertiary or higher education across the UK to come together and share practices, devise solutions to meet their challenges and opportunities and build stronger links with the Advance HE community.
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Exploring a holistic approach to equality, diversity and inclusion

A key commitment in Advance HE’s new strategy is to explore the potential of a holistic approach to EDI that will help members to focus on those equalities that matter most to them.
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The Future Student Experience Project

The principal aim of the project is to stimulate debate about the future student experience through an exploration of potential, desirable and less desirable scenarios.

Utilising the Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning for Strategic Change

The principal aim of the project is to collate and curate a small number of institutional case studies that identify and explain how the PSF has been utilised in institutional initiatives designed to achieve strategic change and/or institutional transformation.