Strategic enhancement initiatives

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) invites expressions of interest from HEA subscribing higher education providers (HEPs) from across the UK to participate in two strategic enhancement programmes commencing in January 2015:

  • Flexible learning
  • Retention and attainment

These programmes form key elements of the HEA’s four enhancement work streams: curriculum design; innovative pedagogies; student transitions; and, staff transitions. These workstreams will make a wide range of resources and support available to institutions, departments and individuals, including research, enhancement frameworks, toolkits and continuing professional development opportunities.

Participating institutions will receive HEA-facilitated support for enhancement initiatives they are taking forward during 2015 that align to the programme. Support will take the form of two network meetings tailored for each of the two programmes, plus bespoke support for each participating institution. Specific projects designed to strengthen the evidence base in the areas covered by the programmes will be commissioned by the HEA.

The programmes will enable further refinement and development of HEA enhancement frameworks and resource toolkits, to inform the development of institutional and academic practice across the sector. These will be designed to support enhancement activity at institutional, faculty, departmental and discipline level.

If you require any further information or would like to discuss either of the strategic enhancement programmes further, please contact, Sarah Cutforth or Jo Masterson at or by telephone on 01904 717500.

Closing Date: 
Friday, 21 November, 2014 - 12:00

HEA subscribing institutions in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Funding Body: 
Higher Education Academy
Alternative title: 
Strategic enhancement initiatives call closes: 21 Nov 14