Who we are and what we do

HEFi's mission is to support staff to deliver innovative and inclusive research-intensive teaching. The aim is to optimise student learning and prepare students for their futures. HEFi is open-access to facilitate shared learning with and from colleagues across the higher education sector.

We aim to make a difference to education across the University of Birmingham through our work with individuals and teams. Our impact takes many forms: from supporting staff to make a change to their practice to implementing university-wide initiatives that change the ways in which we all teach and support learning. We are proud of our achievements and determined to keep working to support the education community and, through them, our students’ learning experience.

You can keep up to date with HEFi news and find out how to get involved by joining our mailing list: HEFi Open

Professor Mark Sterling

Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor UoB

“Education related CPD needs to be at the core of what we do. As professionals, it is important that we keep up to date with the latest developments in our field and take time to reflect on what we do. Embedding such an approach can have positive impacts for our students, ourselves and, above all, can be fun!”


You can find links to our staff and their profiles on this page, together with details of how to contact HEFi teams within the Colleges.

General enquiries

Contact HEFi by Email: hefi@contacts.bham.ac.uk