Reading and Research groups

HEFi Reading Group

The Reading Group is organised and hosted by the Educational Development Team at the University of Birmingham’s Higher Education Futures Institute (HEFi). It meets regularly to discuss texts relating to a wide range of topics on academic practice. It is a space away from our routine where we can explore these topics and argue, agree or disagree, but ultimately think about our work in a scholarly and evidence-based way. 

The Reading Group is intended to engage and support those involved in professional development, such as the PGCHE, IAP and Beacon Professional Recognition programmes offered by our team. It is also open to anyone interested in a deeper exploration of various dimensions of HE practice.  It is a safe space away from the routine of emails and day-to-day work where we read, think and reflect on key issues in higher education, and consider their relevance to our work.

Find out more information: HEFi Reading Group

HEFi Research Group

The HEFi Research Group is a vibrant community of Birmingham colleagues who are interested in pursuing pedagogic research. The Research Group aims to foster and support:

  • the development of pedagogic research at Birmingham
  • the broadening of an evidence base to support educational enhancement at Birmingham
  • the development of skills related to pedagogic research
  • the development of a mutually supportive community with shared interests and aims

Find out more information: HEFi Research Group


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