Advance HE Connect is an online network exclusively for the HE sector that has facilitated sector-wide engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic, with individual log-ins increasing by 80% since lockdown. Members have been connecting with more than 20,000 users from 100 countries around the globe. This community platform is open to all those who work in Higher Education and provides a space where the sector can share, connect and collaborate in one place.

The Staff Development Forum has a space on AdvanceHE Connect showcasing resources produced during the SDF Festival and other activities all year round.

You will need an account on Advance HE Connect to access the resources. Once you have created your Advance HE Connect account, and are successfully logged in, you will be able to access the festival resources with this link:

If you need an account on the platform please use this link, which it’s a direct sign up link for anyone who does not have an account.

Please contact for any queries related to AdvanceHEConnect.

If you have SDF related queries, please contact, kindly refrain from writing queries on AdvanceHEConnect as this space is not monitored daily.

SDF Festival resources are located in a space on AdvanceHEConnect. This is available only for SDF Festival delegates, who are part of the SDF and work in the Higher Education sector.

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