Vision, Mission and Status

London Higher is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. We are owned by our higher education members.

WHAT WE DO

Our core mission is to help enable our members, their staff and students to thrive.  We help our members to address the opportunities and challenges that arise from our shared location in London.  We assist and support our members to achieve their goals, whilst being a collective voice.  We influence and work with stakeholders and networks as a trust, non-partisan and professional partner.

OUR VISION

We support our members by advocating for and on behalf of London HE.  We act as:

A CONVENOR
Hosting powerful and highly influential networks and events, providing opportunities for collaborative initiatives.

A COMMUNICATOR
A collective influential voice for our members, promoting London as the destination of choice for students and staff.

A CAMPAIGNER
Expertly responding to policy concerns through advocacy campaigns, raising awareness for members and creating new opportunities for partnership.

OUR PRIORITIES

SHOWCASING LONDON AS A WORLD CLASS HE DESTINATION AND CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
Promoting London’s contribution to local, national and global economies, endorsing London as a pre-eminent world city for all students, staff, research and enterprise.

IMPROVING STUDENT AND STAFF SATISFACTION IN THE CAPITAL
Exploring the impact of long distance commuting for staff and students, affordable housing and travel costs.  Striving to provide members with mechanisms to improve student experience, building on NSS scores.

ENABLING GREATER ENGAGEMENT WITH LONDON LEADERS AND REGIONAL STAKEHOLDERS
Creating channels for our members to engage with key stakeholders such as the GLA, MPs and Whitehall.  Convening our members with leaders on major themes such as immigration and visas, whilst responding to emerging policy changes such as TEF and Brexit.  Developing relationships between further education (FE) and HE; and with national stakeholders including UUK, OfS and Research England, to highlight their work on London’s HE sector.

SUPPORTING GREATER HEALTH, WELLBEING AND SAFETY OF OUR MEMBERS AND THEIR STUDENTS IN LONDON
Contributing to the best practice in wellbeing and mental health in HE.  Improving staff diversity.  Developing support mechanisms for members regarding increased crime in London, its impact on staff and reputational power.

Legal Status

London Higher is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status.

Company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales No. 05731255. Registered Charity No.1114873.