London Higher proudly represents almost 50 universities and higher education colleges across the capital, convening networks which have four key aims:

  1. A shared community
  2. A vehicle for policy response and influence
  3. A forum for best practice
  4. High-impact projects

Our ten core networks are open to all London Higher member institutions. Separate subscriptions to London Health HE and AccessHE also allow institutions to sit on specific, additional networks and forums. There is also a communications group, managed by our Senior Communications and Content Officer, which can be joined.

Nominated representatives for each institution sit on the different core London Higher network. These representatives attend network regular meetings and participate in subgroups, workstreams and pan-London projects.

London Higher Networks

  • Centres

    To offer a space for providers of higher education whose ‘home’ institution is based outside London. 

  • Civic

    To identify, coordinate and strategise on civic engagement across the London HE sector. 

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) 

    To provide a space for open and honest discourse surrounding the opportunities and challenges involved in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) work across London HE.

  • International

    To convene colleagues from the London Higher membership to collaborate and campaign on issues where the internationalisation of higher education and London intersect.

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing 

    To bring colleagues together across London to discuss pan-London challenges and develop pan-London solutions and projects in the space of mental health and wellbeing.

  • Operations

    To provide opportunities for colleagues from London Higher member institutions working within operational functions to share best practice and institutional responses to issues affecting London HEIs.

  • Planners

    To provide a space for discussion, collaboration and communication for those working within planning and policy across HE in London.

  • Policy

    To provide a space for discussion, collaboration and communication for those working to influence and react to policy across HE in London.

  • Research Excellence

    To explore and evaluate the depth and breadth of London’s research excellence in multiple fields and build an appreciation among HE stakeholders of the strength of London as a centre of research excellence compared to other UK regions.

  • Sustainability

    To share best practice across the sector with regards to environmental sustainability, showcasing the work of London Higher members, and working towards shared targets for environmental practices.

  • Teaching and Learning

    To provide an opportunity for colleagues in London to network and discuss teaching, learning and the student experience.

London Health Education Group Networks

  • London Medicine

    Network Aim: London Medicine brings together the heads of all the capital’s undergraduate and postgraduate medical schools to work collegiately…

  • London Healthcare Education Group (LHEG)

    Network Aim: LHEG brings together strategic leads from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) providing nursing, midwifery and applied health sciences (AHP)…

AccessHE Networks

  • BAME

    To identify and develop effective practice in supporting London students from BAME backgrounds at all stages of their HE journey….

  • Care Experience and Estranged Students

    To provide a discussion and planning space for staff who support learners from care backgrounds and learners estranged from their…

  • Creative

    To bring together HEIs offering creative HE courses and improve access, success and progression for students on these programmes in…

  • Disability

    To provide a discussion space for staff supporting progression into and through HE for learners with physical and ‘hidden’ disabilities,…

  • Mature & Part Time

    To share best practice and work collaboratively on projects that address the specific challenges facing mature and part-time students across…

  • Research, Monitoring & Evaluation

    To explore ‘what works’ when it comes to widening access and participation in the London context, and to build the…

  • Student Ambassadors

    To connect staff who run Student Ambassador programmes in London and provide them with professionalisation and peer learning opportunities.