, faculty or institutional teams are invited to join the EQUIP change programme.
The Evidence-informed quality improvement programme (EQUIP) is the latest change programme from the HEA and aims to help higher education providers take an evidence-informed approach to quality enhancement.
The programme is designed to enable providers to interpret internal and external data and work towards developing policies and practices to improve the quality of the student learning experience.
The HEA’s change team will provide support and expertise in change processes and organisational development. Previous institutional participants in the EQUIP change programme include The Open University, the University of Huddersfield and Newcastle University.
The Open University used the project to ‘understand the student experience in a changing world’ by rationalising and using quantitative and qualitative information from students about their experiences of modules and qualifications.
While at Huddersfield, EQUIP aided a focus on developing virtual learning environments (VLEs) to enhance the student learning experience.
Newcastle University’s participation in the change programme involved using evidence from UK and international students about their experiences to promote learning experiences abroad for UK students and to engage more effectively with incoming students.
The call for applications opens today (8 May 2013) and closes on 28 June 2013.
The year-long programme will begin in September 2013.
Change Services

Higher education providers are experiencing unprecedented changes which are challenging traditional approaches to learning and teaching. The HEA offers a range of services designed to help institutions, faculties and/or departments adapt to these changes and thereby enhance the student learning experience.
Evidence-informed quality improvement programme (EQUIP)

EQUIP is a one-year programme to help providers develop a widespread evidence-informed approach to quality enhancement. It will help HEIs to interpret and apply the institutional and national evidence to the learning experiences of their students.
The call for expressions of interest to participate is now open. The programme will run from Septembe 2013 to September 2014.
Click here for more information and to submit a proposal.
Current Change Programmes

Overview of Services
Our short guide provides an overview of our services for 2012-13, the nature of our support and the benefits of participation. Download the HEA Short Guide to Change Services.
Past Change Programmes

Click here to view all past HEA Change Programmes.