Advance HE

Advance HE was created from the merger of the Equality Challenge Unit, the Higher Education Academy and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education – three organisations that have operated in the higher education (HE) sector for a number of years. Advance HE was created to provide dedicated support to the HE sector across four key interrelated themes: governance, leadership and management, teaching and learning, and equality, diversity and inclusion. These areas are all crucial to the wellbeing and effective delivery of HE now and in the future.

Our purpose is to support universities to put institutional strategy into practice for the benefit of students, staff and society. We bring together HE-focused expertise in the four key themes to help you to deliver world-leading teaching, research and scholarship, your civic mission and student outcomes at your institution. This is done through the provision of specialist knowledge and resources, externally recognised benchmarking and recognition schemes, and a member-focused, collaborative approach.

Angel Productions

Angel Productions

Angel Productions are the makers of The Good Viva Video, The PhD Survival Video, and a series of other videos to support the training of doctoral students and their supervisors, now used in over 80UKinstitutions. 

We are also available for bespoke video production for the HE sector.  We make professional quality videos and DVDs on modest budgets.  Our experience is mainly in documentary style content and low budget drama scenes.  We have the skills to handle every stage of a video project, from developing the concept and a script through shooting, editing and packaging the finished product. 

Coproduction partners and clients since 2007 have included Birkbeck, the Royal Veterinary College, the Open University, Royal Holloway and Kings College London.

More about Angel Productions: http://www.angelproductions.co.uk/universities.htm


Twitter: @AngelProds


The British Council and Euraxess UK

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The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We are a Royal Charter charity, established as the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. Our 7,000 staff in over 100 countries work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year through English, arts, education and society programmes.  
Euraxess UK is part of the European Commission’s Euraxess initiative, a service network involving 40 countries across Europe. Euraxess aims to remove the barriers to free movement of knowledge within Europe, to strengthen cross-border mobility of researchers and staff, and to provide researchers with better career structures.  

EURAXESS UK is a British Council managed hub which aids researchers in their career development, supporting mobility and acting as a support mechanism for researchers moving abroad or moving to the UK. For more information visit www.euraxess.org.uk or follow us on twitter www.twitter.com/EuraxessUK. 

The Daphne Jackson Trust

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The Daphne Jackson Trust is the UK’s leading organisation dedicated to realising the potential of scientists and engineers returning to research following a career break of two or more years, taken for family, caring or health reasons.  

The Trust has been offering flexible part-time paid fellowships hosted by universities and research institutions around the UK since 1992, allowing nearly 350 talented researchers to return to their chosen careers. The Fellowships, usually 2 or 3 years in length, offer STEM researchers the opportunity to work on a challenging research project alongside an individually tailored retraining programme.   

While the Trust provides the infrastructure and expertise to recruit and retrain fellows, financial support for the fellowships is provided by sponsors such as the hosting organisation, the research councils, charities, learned societies and industrial partners.  

Come and talk to our staff to discuss ways your organisation could support the Trust, our work and our Fellows as well as how the Trust could make a real difference in helping you meet your equality, diversity and inclusion goals. 


Haplo Services

PhD Manager

PhD Manager is a comprehensive and time-saving solution for postgraduate researchers, supervisors and graduate schools. Keeping information in one place, it streamlines the process of supervision meetings, progression monitoring, examinations management, and reporting. 

PhD Manager supports training organisers in managing training and development events with online event calendars and booking. Postgraduate researchers can use the PhD Manager training needs analysis and planning tool to reflect on their development objectives and share their plans with their supervisors. PhD Manager’s development log enables postgraduate researchers to compile a comprehensive record of all training and development in one place.  

PhD Manager is part of Haplo, a comprehensive research management solution that supports researchers and professional services teams at every stage of the research lifecycle. Haplo’s Ethics Monitor solution can be used in conjunction with PhD Manager to monitor ethical approval of postgraduate research. 


Intellectual Property Office

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The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government department responsible for UK intellectual property (IP) policy (such as copyright policy), granting UK IP rights (patents, designs and trade marks), improving IP awareness and education, and supporting IP enforcement.

The IPO aims to ensure that the UK IP system continues to support UK innovation and creativity, especially within the research community.  This includes working with others, such as Vitae, to develop the skills, behaviours and confidence in researchers to create, manage and exploit IP in in their research projects.

Intellectual Property Office is an operating name of the Patent Office.


Nature Research


Partner with Nature Research to maximize your academic impact, communicate your achievements, forge collaborations and attract the best talent. 

Maximise your academic impact and support your researchers by providing Nature Masterclasses training, or paper and grant proposal editing via Nature Research Editing Service. 

Communicate your achievements by creating custom science communication, such as a video about your area of research with Nature Video, or advertising across Nature Research print and digital products. 

Forge collaborations and demonstrate leadership by sponsoring your own Nature Conference or Nature-branded editorial content, such as a Nature Outlook. 

Attract the best talent using the leading scientific jobs board from Nature Jobs, or by meeting prospective candidates at the Nature Jobs Career Expos. 

For more information about the partnership opportunities available from Nature Research, visit partnerships.nature.com/institutional-partnerships 



Publons works with researchers, publishers and research institutions to speed up science and research by harnessing the power of peer review. Researchers use Publons to effortlessly maintain a verified record of their peer review and editorial work across the world's journals and to learn how to peer review through the Publons Academy, a free online peer review training course. Publons founded in 2013 and now part of Clarivate Analytics, has offices in Wellington, New Zealand and London, UK. For more information, please visit: publons.com

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The RESEARCHER™ mission is to connect scientists and academics to the tools, information and people they need to make the biggest breakthroughs faster – so they can be the best they can be.

As part of our mission we have four key beliefs about science and research:

  • It should be easy to discover
  • It should be easy to share
  • It should be easy to use
  • It should be easy to measure

We deliver our mission through discovery, learning and connection.

Our free, easy to use app and website is helping and connecting over 300,000 users around the world to the latest academic publications from top journals across a wide range of research areas. Access to the top impact factor journals and papers are available on desktop, tablet and mobile devices at any time.

85% of our users say RESEARCHER™ helps them save time and 76% now browse more papers in their respective field compared to traditional methods of research.

Our follow, filter, save and share features ensure our users are kept up to date on the latest new and findings in their research area.

Join RESEARCHER™ for free today and stay on top of your research.

Visit us at www.researcher-app.com

Find us on the App Store and Google Play

Scientific Editing Company

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Electv is the training division of The Scientific Editing Company (www.SciEditCo.com) and we specialise in providing training (both offline and online) for PhD students and researchers on publishing, research communication, enterprise and other key transferable skills. We offer over 18 different workshops and they are informed by our own academic research experience and from working with students and staff in a range of institutions around the UK and Europe. Our workshops are very popular with participants and each workshop can be tailored to different groups and subject areas on request. 

We also host the annual ReCon conference (www.ReConEvent.com) in Edinburgh each year which focuses on research communication and careers. Videos of the talks from previous years are available online via the ReCon website.



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"SkillsForge “Transforming the HE student journey through operational excellence.”

SkillsForge, which was developed at the University of York, is a software as a service solution for universities across the globe.  Available on any modern browser anywhere in the world, SkillsForge fully supports the student journey from application to examination,  The journey is underpinned by functionality to perform skills assessment against any framework, development needs analysis, fully automated course recommendation, booking, and management and comprehensive development activity tracking and recording.

Through its embedded CMS and customisable forms, workflows, notifications and roles based access control SkillsForge is able to meet any requirement supporting the student journey and can be fully customised to look and feel exactly the way a university wants.  Utilising a number of technical strategies SkillsForge integrates easily with other core university systems to provide 2-way data integration and supports single sign on."

Taylor & Francis Group

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With support and tips on writing, choosing a journal, peer review, making an impact and more, discover Taylor & Francis Author Services to support the researchers you work with.  

Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, and Technology and Medicine. 

Follow us on Twitter: @tandfauthorserv 

UK Council for Graduate Education




The UK Council for Graduate Education is the independent voice of the UK postgraduate community. Our mission is to champion and enhance postgraduate education by: providing world-class learning and professional development events, commissioning cutting-edge research, sharing best-practice developments and peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and making policy recommendations to promote a strong and sustainable postgraduate sector.


UK Research Staff Association (UKRSA)

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The UK Research Staff Association (UKRSA) was established in 2010 to provide a collective voice for researchers at Higher Education Institutions across the UK

UKRSA is supported by, and works closely with, Vitae. It aims to empower research staff to take control of their own careers and contribute to policy.

What we do is:

  • support local and regional research staff associations and networks 
  • contribute to national policy, through active representation on committees and steering groups, and by advising Vitae
  • interact directly with research funding bodies
  • provide a UK voice on the International Consortium for Research Associations (ICoRSA) 
  • provide resources such as our Guide to Research Staff Associations 
  • undertake and report on research projects into the impact of Research Staff Associations and postdoctoral funding
  • engage members of research staff in their professional and career development