Advance HE was formed in March 2018, following the merger of the Equality Challenge Unit, the Higher Education Academy and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.

Our purpose is to support and enable higher education (HE) providers to put institutional strategy into practice for the benefit of students, staff and society.

We bring together HE-focused expertise in teaching and learning; equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI); leadership; and governance, to help you to deliver world-leading teaching, research and scholarship, your civic mission and student outcomes at your institution.

We do this through the provision of specialist knowledge and resource, externally recognised benchmarking and recognition schemes and a member-focused, collaborative approach.

We are driven by the strategic needs of HE. Through our passion for excellence we aim to create an inclusive culture that champions the continuous development of teaching, EDI, leadership and research. We use an evidence-based approach to identify what works, and develop practice-based solutions.

Our vision is that the world-class reputation and standing of HE is enhanced and recognised for transforming lives, enriching society and developing the economy for the better.

Legal status Limited company

VAT registered Yes




Phone 01904 717500