Membership and consultancy


We support members with advice and training on regulatory compliance, institutional practice and the professional development of staff.


Policy and representation


We advise the government and sector bodies on the design and implementation of policy, and engage members in this process.


Networks and Forums


We host regular forums and networks for staff across different roles in our member institutions.


Events, conferences and awards


We run an Annual Conference, the prestigious Independent HE Awards and a programme of events tailored to the independent sector.


Launchpad for new providers


We offer a Launchpad service for new providers and organisations looking to enter the UK higher education sector.


Board Committees


Finance and Resources Committee, and Governance and Nominations Committee


APPG for International Students


We are the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Students, a focal point for political activity on this issue.


Exporting Education UK


We host the Exporting Education UK network for international education providers, helping to share understanding and good practice across the higher education, further education, English language, schools and other related sectors.