The Higher Education Archive Programme

The Higher Education Archive Programme (HEAP) is part of The National Archives’ continuing programme of engagement and sector support with particular archival constituencies. Research underpins the programme (including a series of research papers), building on a foundation of engagement and mapping work. It is a mixture of strategic and practical work encompassing activity across The National Archives and the wider sector, including guidance and training, pilot projects and advocacy.

One strand of the programme involves facilitating the popular network meetings which cover a wide range of topics and are open to all those working in university archives, libraries and special collections.

To be added to the HEAP mailing list, please contact

Twitter chat: historians and archivists in conversation

On Thursday 9 July at 2pm, we're teaming up with History UK to co-host a Twitter chat that asks how historians and archivists can work together in a Covid-19 landscape. We invite members of the history and archives communities to join the discussion.

Action plan and steering group

The action plan for the programme was designed in consultation with a steering group involving participants from across the Higher Education sector.

Research and reports

Read the latest guidance such as the citation capture report and the guide to collaboration between the HE and archive sectors.