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Partnership Programme

The HEPI partnership programme has been developed to provide our partner organisations with privileged access to HEPI’s high quality information and advice, as well as opportunities to engage directly with the people associated with the Institute.

Become a HEPI Partner

As a HEPI Partner, you will be kept abreast of the most significant changes in the HE sector in Britain and abroad, will participate in stimulating discussions with key players within the university world, and will be able to suggest the issues to research and debate that are most relevant to the future of higher education.


For an annual partnership fee of £18,000 (+VAT) HEPI Partners have access to a range of exclusive benefits including:

  • Attendance for a HEPI Partner nominee at the bi-annual exclusive HEPI Policy Roundtables to include a preview of HEPI’s forward programme and the opportunity to engage with HEPI’s leaders and key networks.
  • Reserved place for one HEPI Partner nominee at HEPI invitation-only events.
  • Privileged and early access to HEPI publications with advanced personal briefings by a member of the HEPI Policy team.
  • Access to the highly regarded HEPI Policy Briefing Papers produced three times a year for our HEPI University Partner institutions.
  • Up to 3 free reserved places for HEPI Partners at HEPI conferences (tickets normally cost in the region of £400+VAT).
  • Reserved place for one HEPI Partner nominee and two guests at HEPI’s Annual Lecture and drinks reception.
  • Potential speaker opportunities at HEPI events.
  • HEPI Partner branding on all HEPI outputs – reports, events, conferences – and on HEPI’s website.
  • Advanced notification of sponsorship opportunities for HEPI events and research projects.
  • Guaranteed places at all of HEPI’s online events and webinars.

As a HEPI Partner, your organisation will be – and will be recognised as being – closely associated with a leading edge, independent and respected influencer of higher education policy. Our current list of HEPI Partners are:

  • Advance HE
  • Chegg
  • Curio London
  • Elsevier
  • GatenbySanderson
  • Instructure
  • iQ Student Accommodation
  • Jisc
  • Kaplan
  • Kortext
  • Lloyds Bank
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • QS Quacquarelli Symonds
  • Research England
  • Studiosity
  • Taylor & Francis
  • TechnologyOne
  • Times Higher Education
  • Unite Students
  • UPP Group Limited


If you are considering joining the HEPI Partnership and contributing to the future development of higher education in this country, please contact Lucy Haire ([email protected]) for further information.