The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is the national body for enhancing learning and teaching in higher education (HE). We are committed to excellent learning and teaching, supporting UK HE organisations with an emphasis on improving the student experience.

We help individuals realise professional learning and teaching ambitions, support organisations to achieve their strategic ambitions to enhance learning and teaching and work across the sector to shape the future of HE. We also bring together universities, colleges, governments and sector agencies to improve teaching and the student experience. On behalf of the sector, we manage the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and a unique professional recognition programme to support professionalization of teaching and individuals to achieve their career goals.