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.


coming soon

Watch this space for exciting news about the HEFi 2022 Conference.

The date for the conference and further details will be published shortly.


In the next MicroCPD of the academic session, Lisa Coulson (HEFi) discusses resources available in the Assessment Support Hub to help staff prepare for Assessment Support Week (starting 13th December).

For more video CPD, visit the HEFi CPD Archive.


Assessment SupportThe Assessment Support Hub for staff aims to support you to run assessment support activities for your students within, or on the run up to, Assessment Support Week.  It contains templates, ‘how to’ guides and workshop outlines that are easy to adapt to your context to make your planning and preparation as quick and easy as possible.


Zoom room news

A new Hybrid Teaching Room Hub provides you with a central source of information, detailing which rooms we are working on, when we expect each to be ready, how to use the technology once it is available.



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.


Student Transitions (2)

HEFi has put together a curated set of our resources that can help you to develop student engagement and a sense of belonging with a particular focus on authentic, active and inclusive approaches to teaching and supporting learning. 

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