The Higher Education Academy (HEA)


The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is the national body for learning and teaching in higher education. We work with universities and other higher education providers to help bring about change in learning and teaching. We do this to improve the experience that students have while they are studying and to support and develop those who teach them. is the national body for learning and teaching in higher education. We work with universities and other higher education providers to help bring about change in learning and teaching. We do this to improve the experience that students have while they are studying and to support and develop those who teach them.

Our expertise in learning and teaching is increasingly applied internationally and we offer international subscription, consultancy and a wealth of support and resources for learning and teaching enhancement overseas.

The HEA has a clear ongoing mission helping to ensure that students receive an outstanding learning experience. As the national champion for learning and teaching, with a powerful research base, we also influence and help to shape national policy in this area. Given our expertise and ability to respond to our sector’s evolving needs, we are in an excellent position to continue to support the higher education community during a period of significant change and challenges.