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Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA)


The Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA) is the representative body for those working in strategy and planning in UK Higher Education. Membership is by institution and staff of subscribing institutions can take advantage of the many and varied benefits of HESPA membership, including:

  • Access to the annual conference at reasonable rates
  • Access to training events, workshops and seminars
  • Website, discussion board, blogs
  • Advocacy with HE funders, policy makers, delivery organisations.
  • Opportunity for career development through membership of national networks and interest groups

Our Strategic Objectives

  • To provide an active forum for strategic planners in higher education to network, discuss, improve and influence
  • To be the primary organisation dedicated to supporting the professional development and career progression of those working in strategy and planning in UK higher education
  • To represent a compelling and unified voice for members, while recognising their contrasting needs and ideas
  • To influence and shape the future of higher education by challenging policy and promoting awareness and understanding of strategy and planning issues locally, nationally and internationally
  • To establish new and improved ways of engaging stakeholders to benefit strategic planners, their wider connections and the sector overall
  • To continually learn and seek out new knowledge and understanding, including that of operational best practice, to expand and improve that of our members

To visit the HESPA website, please click here

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