The Higher Education Futures institute (HEFi)

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.



HEFi are pleased to announce the dates of their 2022 conference.  The conference theme is Sustainability and Future Skills, and the title will be released shortly.

In addition HEFi will be running their successful HEFi Festival w/c 4th July 2022.  This event will see the return of the HEFi awards on the 6th July. 


In the final MicroCPD of the academic session, Dr Scott Taylor and Dr Kelly Smith from Birmingham Business School discuss personal academic tutoring.

MicroCPD will return in the New Year.

For more video CPD, visit the HEFi CPD Archive.


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The MDS HEFi team have been working in collaboration with Birmingham Medical School over the past 3 years to develop a digital solution for medics to obtain accreditation for medical skills they demonstrate whilst on placement. Find out more. 


Zoom room news
The Hybrid Teaching Room Hub provides you with details of familiarisation sessions, guidance on how to use the Hybrid Teaching room equipment, advice on teaching in Hybrid rooms, guidance on live streaming from standard rooms and information for students on what to expect from Hybrid Teaching room sessions.


Digital Skills Sessions

HEFi are running a series of Digital Skills CPD workshops suitable for anyone getting started with the range of digital teaching tools at the University, or those in need of a refresher.



Self-paced guidance on teaching and learning, the University of Birmingham adaptable teaching framework, and digital tools such as Canvas and Panopto. Take some time to explore all the resources we have to offer.

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