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Higher Education LibGuide for staff: Websites

Websites for educators

This page contains links to websites, resources and statistics covering the higher education sector.

Keeping up-to-date: Jiscmail Discussion lists

There are a huge number of education discussion lists that you can sign up for on the Jiscmail platform

Higher Education Reports and Research

Access to research began in January 2014 and provides access to over 1.5 million academic articles, free of charge, in participating public libraries.

Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

AdvanceHE (was HEA) is a national independent organisation that supports the higher education community by recognising and rewarding excellent teaching, by sharing best practice and by helping to influence, shape and implement policy.

AdvanceHE Health and Social Care
The HEA has over 250 resources, which are continually added to and updated, to support teaching within the Health and Social Care disciplines. These resources will bring you up to date with the latest innovative practice within your area, along with tools which can aid your professional development within higher education teaching.

Higher Education Commission is a high-level research body committed to conducting inquiries and producing evidence-based reports that make significant contributions to the debate surrounding the UK's higher education system and wider education landscape. This commission is part of Policy Connect.

Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) was established in 2002 to shape the higher education policy debate through evidence. HEPI produce high quality research and analysis each year – all reports are available free of charge on their website.

Million+ The university think tank have consistently produced excellent, relevant and authoritative reports. They submit reports to parliamentarians, governments and other agencies to develop and shape public policy and funding regimes on a non-party basis.

National Foundation for Educational Research (NfER) works with a range of organisations, from national government to local authorities,charities and private sector companies carrying out research, evaluation and assessment in addition to consulting, surveying and a range of associated activities.

Office for Students
Information on teaching and the Teaching Excellence Framework from the OfS.


Times Higher Education
The University College has an institutional subscription to THE. Register using your AECC University College email address.

Guardian Higher Education 

Keep up-to-date with HE news on the Wonkhe website, via the blog and podcasts.


Sources of education statistics in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.