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HELOA works in partnership with a variety of organisations throughout the HE sector. A partnership recognises a more developed relationship between HELOA as an Association and an Organisation and seeks to formalise this working relationship in a written partnership agreement.

Our partnerships support the aims of the HELOA strategic plan to deliver a tangible membership benefit such as a mutually-beneficial training sessions, shared practice or knowledge, a membership discount or to further support the work of our membership within their HE institution.

HELOA works in partnership with:

Student Loans Company

HELOA has a long standing relationship working closely with the Student Loans Company (SLC) to support work in helping students to understand funding options in England, Wales, and Scotland. The SLC recognise the importance of our members’ work and expertise in engaging with students to support development of materials and communication strategies.

Our working relationship and partnership with the SLC was formalised through a Memorandum of Understanding, signed in April 2018 and outlines the Organisations’ shared objectives of providing student finance information to students, potential students, parents/sponsors and other stakeholders as appropriate.


HELOA also works, at a local level, with student finance companies in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


UCAS recognises the high level of expertise and wide experience HELOA members possess regarding the dissemination of information for potential students and their influencers. HELOA members are frequently consulted by UCAS and are members of a range of review and decision making groups. HELOA and UCAS meet regularly to explore and develop a range of IAG issues.

HELOA and UCAS have developed a joint Working Group with representatives from each HELOA group and key stakeholders in the UCAS events team to further develop UCAS exhibitions and events as well as to address any matters relating to HELOA or UCAS feedback.


The Student Room

The Student Room, with a passionate ‘student first’ methodology, prides itself on delivering  peer-to-peer support, and bias-free expert advice to up to 10 million monthly users. These values align closely with HELOA and our members, who together with ​The Student Room, uphold and strengthen the existing support around exploring University choices. The partnership ensures that students have access to expert content and supportive advice, presented to them at crucial stages of their student journey. 

HELOA is committed to helping students make informed decisions about their higher education choices and work with ​The Student Room ​to provide high-quality Information,  Advice and Guidance.