Our impact in numbers shows, at a glance, how membership makes a difference to your organisation and the sector.
In 2019-20 we've helped you save £189m
Saving you time
Our commitment time to restore lost service is eight hours but, in the last two years our mean time to restore lost service has been just six hours and 32 minutes.
Across the year, members made nearly 600 purchases through our frameworks, saving hundreds of hours by not having to assess suppliers and procure their own products and services.
Saving you money
In addition to the savings from Jisc services above our software licensing includes the largest Adobe educational licence agreement in the world, brings the sector an extra £90.4m in cost savings every year.
Jisc’s negotiations have contained annual prices increases for electronic journal packages to 2.25% for HE and 1% for FE, compared to the market average of 4-5%.
The Jisc licensing team negotiate each separate resource agreement at the national level on behalf of the consortium, saving our members time and duplicated effort from negotiating individually and allowing them to concentrate on collection management. During the 2019/20 academic year, 8,242 unique product subscriptions were held by our members.
In 2019 the EUA Big Deal survey reported that there were huge variations, from €0.40 - €9.50, in the cost per download across 31 European consortia with different publishers. In comparison, the cost per download within a Jisc negotiated agreement in 2019 ranged from 13p - £1.70, with an average of 85p.
We work globally for our members, find out more about the breadth of our international activities.
One example includes establishing our global education access framework in 2020 in response to the numbers of students unable to access their courses in the UK due to the COVID pandemic.
- Jisc staff have spent over 1,000 hours helping members improve access for students studying from China
- The global education access framework has a global reach and is here to support overseas students’ long term, including those studying transnationally. Over half of our higher education membership have shown interest in the framework, as well as alternative providers and partners via GÉANT. We have a developed a peer support network of over 300 members to help improve access
Our members have been very positive about this activity and our swift response, read more in a blog from Birmingham University.
Keeping you safe and secure
We’ve mitigated hundreds of hours of DDoS attacks for our members over the year, protecting the sector from outages that could cost a single organisation £3,000 per minute.
We issued over 14,800 security certificates for our members, enabling sector savings of around £5.7m.
If you would like more information on Jisc’s value, savings and efficiencies, contact email@example.com.