Helping to shape national policy and advocate for our members' needs.
What we do
Jisc's public affairs team helps advocate for our member’s needs in national policy development and build influential relationships with ministers, civil servants and parliamentarians.
We engage in policy debate around the future of the higher, further education and research sectors to highlight where digital technology can make a real difference.
The team works with Jisc experts to shape policy and respond to the most important consultations. We also collaborate with major stakeholder bodies on issues of mutual interest from data poverty to reform of the further education sector.
As part of our policy partnership and commissions work, we support:
- The Higher Education Commission
- The Skills Commission
- The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Assistive Technology
- The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Data Analytics
- Accessibility policy position paper - levelling up digital equality (pdf) - February 2021
- Apprenticeships - public affairs position paper (pdf) - February 2021
Consultations and submissions
Written evidence submitted recently by Jisc includes:
- UPP Foundation’s Student Futures Commission (pdf) - July 2021
- Jisc’s response to Higher Education Commission’s Inquiry into Research funding and alleviating regional economic prosperity (pdf) - July 2021
- Inquiry into UK-EU Trade and Cooperation agreement, future UK-EU relations: trade in services (pdf) - February 2021
- Jisc's National Data Strategy consultation response (pdf) - December 2020
- The impact of COVID-19 on education and children's services, September 2020
2019 - written evidence submitted by Jisc
2018 - written evidence submitted by Jisc
- Education Select Committee’s fourth industrial revolution inquiry, June 2018
- Education Select Committee’s School and college funding inquiry, June 2018
- Education Select Committee’s Quality of apprenticeships and skills training inquiry, January 2018
- Work and Pensions Select Committee’s assistive technology inquiry, January 2018
Our work with government includes contributions to:
- Department for Education's EdTech Strategy - Realising the potential of technology in education
- National government guidance for further education (FE) colleges on COVID-19
If you'd like to get involved with our policy work, get in touch with the public affairs team at firstname.lastname@example.org.