“We are working towards a day when every higher education professional is connected, supported, and developed within a diverse and high-performing community.“
AHEP has a heritage of 60+ years contribution to UK higher education -connecting and developing HE professionals.
During 2020, the Association completed a wide-ranging strategic review supported by a cross-sector project Future HE Professionals. Informed by these insights we are presenting a positive and confident strategic vision in our diamond jubilee year – with core commitments equipping our members to thrive in the changing future of higher education.
Empowering your career journey
At the heart of our membership offer is AHEP’s Professional Framework for HE Professional Services – a dynamic tool which works at an organisational and individual level, for professionals at all career stages, and across all professional roles.
Improving your professional practice
AHEP is a diverse community of HE professionals in all parts of the UK. We want to increase members’ access to vibrant local and national networks – driving development and improvement in professional practice. Our online publications and resources keep you ahead of the agenda and in touch with the latest insights. Our mentoring programme will connect you with the largest network of HE professionals in the UK, with opportunities to enhance professional learning, personal effectiveness and success.
Supporting your professional development
We want to extend the reach of our development opportunities -supporting members to build skills, qualifications and capabilities fit for the future. Our development programme will blend face-to-face and online options –a high quality, flexible and engaging offer, anticipating future HE trends and building professional agility and resilience.
We want to connect and develop HE professionals everywhere. Through our sector relationships and partnerships, we will broaden AHEP’s networks and extend our collaborations – supporting the HE professional services community across the UK.
AHEP champions the following values that are the bedrock of our, and our member’s, activities:
– Credible – We take pride in being professional in everything we do. By modelling the professional behaviours defined in the AHEP Professional Framework, we drive credibility for ourselves, our members and the higher education sector as a whole.
– Collaborative – We connect individuals on three levels: to their own career, to the wider AHEP network and, via this, to professional services staff working in higher education.
– Inclusive – Our members become part of an accessible and diverse community that offers something of value to all professional services staff within the higher education sector. There is an active role available for everyone no matter what stage they are in their career or what career they’ve come from. The true value of the AHEP network lies not in the number of members but in their diversity and the contribution that each member makes.
– Personable – When connecting with our members, partners and the wider sector, we ensure to maintain a welcoming, friendly nature through all interactions, fostering positive relationships throughout the AHEP community.
Our values underpin the behaviours of the AHEP Professional Framework.