Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

AdvanceHE - membership benefits for UoE staff

The University is a member of Advance HE. Find out about the membership benefits available to University of Edinburgh staff, including webinars, publications, and an online platform to connect with others.

In Partnership – latest newsletter

Newsletters from Advance HE, keeping member institutions updated on their upcoming events, publications and opportunities.

AdvanceHE central newsletter March 2020 - AdvanceHE COVID-19 support update

In Partnership newsletter March 2020 (PDF)

In Partnership newsletter Jan 2020

In Partnership newsletter Dec 2019 (PDF)

Advance HE Connect

The new Advance HE online platform is called Advance HE Connect. It provides a networking tool for colleagues to Connect, Share and Collaborate with colleagues both nationally and internationally.

It already has more than 14,000 activated users, plus various open and closed networks linked to Learning and Teaching, including Global Associate Fellows/Fellows/Senior/Principal Fellows (open), Learning and Teaching Network (open), Scottish Principal Fellows (closed), Accredited Programme Leaders (closed). Members are also very welcome to establish their own networks (which can be either closed or open groups)

Further information, and to join Advance HE Connect

Advance HE Connect platform


Advance HE runs free monthly webinars on their Advance HE Connect platform involving respected panel members and insight from across the UK and beyond on a range of contemporary topics, themes and issues pertinent to today’s sector.

These are open to all colleagues within member institutions.

Upcoming topics:

  • Moving assessment on-line: Key principles for inclusion, pedagogy and practice (Date: 9th April - running twice, morning and afternoon.)

  • Facing the Future - Dual role of the academic (Date: 24 April 2020)
  • Governance: Global Perspectives - Governing universities: Solutions for a dynamic world (Date: 29th May 2020)
  • Facing the Future – In an era of ‘climate emergency’, is it timely for us to re-examine the embedding of sustainability in higher education curricula? (Date: 26th June 2020)
  • Global Perspectives - Higher education: Who belongs here? (Date: 22 July 2020)

Webinar Calendar of events (plus booking links)

Intercultural Curriculum: Online Thematic Series

Topics for the online Thematic Series are identified by the Scottish sector, and resources are authored and curated by colleagues from Scottish institutions.

The resources aim to guide practitioners to relevant material and experiences to support them in developing their own teaching practice. The most recent edition on the ‘Intercultural Curriculum’ was curated by Dr Catriona Cunningham from the University of Stirling and includes case studies from four different colleagues:

Intercultural curriculum – find out more

Colleagues may also find this resource useful when considering UKPSF Dimension V1 (‘Respect individual learners and diverse learning communities’). There is also an accompanying ‘Intercultural Curriculum’ network within Advance HE Connect that colleagues are welcome to join to continue discussions and share further resources.

Teaching Excellence Awards (NTFS and CATE)

The Advance HE National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) and Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence (CATE) are now closed for 2020.

Read about the University's nominations

To enquire about CATE and NTFS at Edinburgh, please contact Rayya Ghul in the first instance:

Rayya Ghul

Lecturer (University Learning & Teaching)

Contact details


As part of the member benefit package, Advance HE are also in the process of planning and releasing publications, again exclusively available to members through their Connect platform and appearing throughout the year.

Further information, and to join Advance HE Connect