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Higher Education Insights

“Higher Education Insights has provided me with a comprehensive understanding of the historical context of the higher education sector and the current changes the sector is undergoing. All of the speakers were engaging and knowledgeable and the interaction between participants and speakers was excellent. Thank you.”

Jennifer Taylor
Economic Development Funding Manager
Durham University


Navigating the complexities of the higher education landscape is a challenge for any new leader to the sector. Higher Education Insights is our one-day leadership programme that will equip you with the higher education knowledge and insights to become an effective leader in higher education now.

The programme complements your institutions induction by providing a wider perspective on issues affecting higher education in the UK and globally. Delivered by some of the sector’s most experienced and forward-thinking senior leaders.

Who is it for?
Higher Education Insights is for leaders who are new to the higher education sector, across both professional service and academic roles. It is also for those who may have recently taken on a leadership role at any level and need to understand the broader environment that they, their team and institution operates within.

Programme benefits:

  • Develop your knowledge of the key challenges that will impact higher education in the future
  • Hear from key contributors and influencers within the higher education sector on current issues of policy, governance, funding and research
  • Create a network of peers across the sector
  • Gain an understanding of the key developments and events that have shaped the higher education sector
  • Explore higher education leadership issues using discussion workshop and activities, including our HE Survival Guide
  • Access a range of online resources to supplement your learning

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Dates for 2017/18

Spring Cohort 
Tuesday 17 April 2018, London
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Want to find out more? Get in touch
Rita Walters, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
E: T: 020 3468 4817

*Your institution must be a member of the Leadership Foundation for the Members Fee to apply

Dates for 2017/18

Spring Cohort 
Tuesday 17 April 2018, London
Book your place

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Tracy Bell-Reeves

Tracy Bell-Reeves

Director of Programmes and Events

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Programme Director

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We are a membership organisation of and for a sector that has some of the brightest minds in the UK.


Our members are key to our strategy and form a community of higher education institutions with a clear commitment to and experience of developing leadership, governance and management capabilities at all levels. Academic and professional services staff from member institutions contribute to our programmes, projects and research and advise on benefits and services.


Find out more about Membership


  • Membership benefits

    • 25% discount on our open and in-house programmes and consultancy
    • a free consultancy day
    • exclusive access to research publications, development resources and funding opportunities
    • free regional events
    • funding for Staff Development Forum and MASHEIN activity
    • members’ mailing lists, newsletters and magazine
    • participation in our development networks


  • How to join

    • Membership is open to all higher education providers and related sector organisations on an annual or three-yearly subscription basis.
    • We have 154 members with around a third taking advantage of the 10% discount offered by three-year subscriptions.


  • Membership benefits

    • Research and innovation: Access to our latest, highly-valued research, Leadership Insights, Getting to Grips series and practical development project resources.
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    • Management Development Resources: Flexible workshop materials on key leadership and management development topics, for you to deliver in-house to suit your own contexts NEW: ‘Caught in the Middle’. 
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    • The Knowledge Bank: Save time with these extensive multi-media training resources for HR, staff development and OD professionals, covering key leadership and management theory and practice.
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  • Get in touch

    Meet the membership team, your national and regional contacts in the UK and Ireland, and LF networks.

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