When we open our campuses, HOW are we going to do that? – That is one of the big questions for our members institutions.  The forces for doing so are great, the uncertainties around how to do so are extraordinary, and the risks involved are profound.” – Alison Johns, Chief Executive, Advance HE.

New project to tackle the challenge of the ‘socially distanced campus’

In response to member needs AdvanceHE have launched a rapid, generative project to collaboratively explore with the sector Creating Socially Distanced Campuses and Education. The project will be open to representatives from Advance HE member institutions from across the globe. This article explains the context for the project and what it hopes to achieve. It will see Advance HE member institutions joining together to benefit from:

  • A dedicated Advance HE Connect Group for on-line information sharing and exchange (this is open to anyone to join from a member institution)
  • Over the next three to four weeks, a series of facilitated on-line workshops for our global membership, featuring conversation, challenge and co-creation (this is limited to 2 nominated participants per full member institution and 1 nominated participant per affiliate member)
  • Based on the above, a series of short leadership intelligence reports to support planning and decision making within institutions.


If this is something you feel your institution would like to join, please register your interest or speak to your Head of Membership.


About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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