About HEDG

The Heads of Educational Development Group (HEDG) is a not-for-profit Association.

‘Heads of Educational Development’ for the purposes of this Association is defined as follows:

  • The term ‘Head’ is understood to mean a person holding responsibility for cross-institutional educational development in a Higher Education Institution in the UK.
  • The term ‘educational development’ is understood to include activities designed to:
    • improve teaching, learning and assessment practices in higher education,
    • promote the professional development of all staff with a teaching or learning support role,
    • contribute to organisational and policy development in higher education with respect to learning and teaching at institutional, regional and national levels,
    • support the learning development of students
    • promote informed debate, research and scholarly activity relating to the above.

HEDG is an Association which exists for the following purposes:

  1. To provide a network for the communication of ideas and sharing of good practice relating to the institutional role of heads of educational development as defined above
  2. To promote discussion about matters of common interest to the members
  3. To represent the common interests or concerns of its members to national organisations
  4. To liaise and collaborate with other organisations with common interests to promote the aims of HEDG