What is co-design?
Co-design is our collaborative innovation model. Steered by customer priorities, it is designed to exploit new opportunities and address pressing issues in higher and further education through technology.
Co-design ensures funding is allocated to those things that matter right now or that offer rich promise in the future.
Once we have allocated funding we continue to work closely with customers throughout the projects to scrutinise progress and decide whether to change their focus, speed them up or stop them completely.
Research at risk
Realising a robust and sustainable research data management infrastructure and services to enrich UK research.
For more information contact Rachel Bruce.
From prospect to alumnus
Using all information stored about students to provide a joined-up digital student experience from pre-application to employment for the 21st century.
For more information contact Simon Whittemore.
Effective learner analytics
Using data and analytics to support students; improving satisfaction, retention and graduation rates.
For more information contact Paul Bailey.
Building capability for new digital leadership, pedagogy and efficiency
Equipping leaders to fully realise the benefits of effective exploitation of digital technology.
For more information contact Sarah Davies.
Our co-design steering group is made up of representatives from our core customers. The group will decide which themes we should focus on and steer the overall approach of our innovation work. Each year the group will analyse and prioritise new and emerging issues and opportunities.
Co-design steering group members
- Colin Addy, lead - strategic projects, University of Wolverhampton
- Paul Bailey, senior co-design manager, Jisc
- Howard Browes, consultant, ETF
- Rachel Bruce, director of technology innovation, Jisc
- Wayne Connolly, university librarian, Newcastle University
- Louisa Dale, director Jisc group sector intelligence, Jisc
- Matt Dean, AoC technology manager, Association of Colleges
- Liam Earney, service director Knowledge Base+, Jisc Collections and Janet
- Shirley Evans, trustee, Association for Learning Technology
- Mike Fraser, director of infrastructure services, University of Oxford
- Heidi Fraser-Krauss, head of IT services, University of York (UCISA)
- Neil Grindley, head of resource discovery, Jisc
- Martin Hamilton, futurist, Jisc
- Barry Haynes, head of enterprise architecture, University of Leeds
- Kitty Inglis, librarian, University of Sussex
- Liz Jolly, director, library and information services, Teeside University and chair of SCONUL
- Andy McGregor, deputy chief innovation officer, Jisc
- Julie McLeod, pro vice-chancellor, UWE Bristol
- Mark O'Leary, development group manager, Janet
- Dan Perry, director of product and marketing, Janet
- David Prosser, executive director, RLUK
- Phil Richards, chief innovation officer, Jisc
- Ann Rossiter, executive director, SCONUL
- Ellie Russell, project officer, National Union of Students
- Christine Sexton, director of corporate information and computing services, University of Sheffield (RUGIT)
- Jeremy Sharp, head of strategic technologies, Janet
- John Shemilt, director of ICT, Imperial College
- Sarah Sherman, BLE service manager, Bloomsbury Colleges and ALT honorary secretary
- Ben Showers, head of scholarly and library futures, Jisc
- Luke Taylor, assistant IT director, University of Bristol
- Karel Thomas, executive director, BUFDG
- Peter Tinson, executive director, UCISA
- Mark Toole, head of libraries and learning resources, Nottingham Trent University (SCONUL)
- Mark Tysom, product manager, Janet
- Shân Wareing, pro vice-chancellor learning and teaching, Bucks New University
- Kate Wicklow, head of quality and student engagement, National Union of Students
In addition to working with this group, we will collaborate with a much wider range of individuals and organisations when pursuing challenges and individual projects.
For more information about the steering group or about our co-design model in general, contact Andy McGregor.
Part of the change process also means that we are changing the way that we are working with some of our current projects including the funding of the innovation support centres.