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The University of Southampton
English Teachers’ Network


The Higher Education Academy champions excellent learning and teaching in higher education.

The HEA are a national and independent organisation, funded by the four UK HE funding bodies and by subscriptions and grants.

Their mission, as stated in the Strategic Plan 2012-2016, is to use their expertise and resources to support the higher education community in order to enhance the quality and impact of learning and teaching. They do this by recognising and rewarding excellent teaching, bringing together people and resources to research and share best practice, and by helping to influence, shape and implement policy.

Central to their service is providing academic staff with professional recognition, networking and development opportunities, and advice and support throughout their careers. As the UK's main provider of resources, events and workshops relating to learning and teaching in higher education, they offer services in 28 different disciplines, and have offices in England, Wales and Scotland.

Through the HEA's partnership management team they work directly with higher education institutions to understand individual circumstances and priorities. They tailor their work to meet specific needs, responding to feedback to ensure they remain useful and relevant.

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