Academic Associates

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) has a community of Academic Associates to assist in delivering and developing support for learning and teaching in higher education. The call for applications to become an Academic Associate is currently closed while we review our skills and knowledge requirements against the existing community of Associates. Further calls will be issued in the future so please check these pages regularly for updates.

Transcript of the Academic Associates introductory video (DOCX, 27KB)

We firmly believe that Associates have a critical role in helping the HEA achieve its aims and objectives for the year ahead. Our mission is to use our expertise and resources to support individuals, disciplinary and interdisciplinary teams, and higher education communities and institutions in general, to enhance the quality and impact of learning and teaching. Our Academic Associates are playing a major role in helping us to meet this goal.

As an Academic Associate you might be involved in organising events and seminars, delivering on our change programmes, undertaking research into academic practice or cross-cutting thematic areas, working on our accreditation and recognition programmes, or developing resources. You may also be asked to support our consultancy work with HE institutions across the UK and internationally. Whatever your project as an Associate, you, along with our HEA colleagues, are making a real difference to the student learning experience.

Online toolkit

We have launched an online toolkit designed to support Academic Associates in their work on our behalf. This toolkit can be accessed at where Associates are asked to log in with their username and password. (If you have forgotten your log in details or are a new Academic Associate, please contact us through the toolkit for access.)

We will soon be running an induction programme for Associates - further details will appear on the toolkit shortly. The toolkit will also be regularly updated with news about forthcoming work for Associates, and other HEA news, so we recommend that Associates visit the toolkit site frequently.

We hope that our Academic Associates find their work rewarding and that their work with the HEA offers opportunities to showcase expertise nationally and beyond.

If you have any queries about the work of our Academic Associates please contact us on