The Higher Education Futures institute (HEFi)


Teaching and Learning Awards

The HEFi Teaching & Learning Awards celebrate teaching excellence in the context of our contemporary, research-intensive university.

HEFi are pleased to announce that the nominations are now open. The winners of the Awards will be announced at a celebratory dinner on the evening of the 21st June 2023.


About 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 is delighted to welcome you to our conference on the 11th May 2023.  The theme is Educational Gain: Beyond the metrics.  We are pleased to announce that registration is now open


Teaching Resources for staff

Find all of our guidance on teaching and supporting learning at the University of Birmingham here. This includes digital tools such as Canvas and Panopto.


Teaching and Learning Guidance

The Higher Education Futures Institute have created self-paced guidance on teaching and learning, and the institutional digital tools such as Canvas and Panopto.

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HEFi MicroCPD: Using content notes to encourage independent learning

HEFi's easy and accessible forms of CPD for busy people. Visit the HEFi MicroCPD Library to view resources on a range of topics.

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