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Taking pride in who you are: a personal coming-out story

At the start of Pride month, our executive director of technologies, Tim Kidd, talks about the difficulties of coming out, what it is like working at Jisc, and his passion for helping young people through his role as the Scouts' UK chief commissioner >>

Tim Kidd at Birmingham Pride
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Tim Kidd at Birmingham Pride
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Tim Kidd

A robust cyber security strategy is one of the top priorities for my college

As a college leader there are many concerning issues to consider, including the pressure on funds, doing the best I can for staff and students and keeping up with ever-changing shift in government policy. But right up there on my list of priorities is cyber security, particularly protection of the college network and the countless online systems which depend upon it. >>

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College students working in the library
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Ken Thomson

From plagiarism detection to academic integrity

After two decades in which our technology has played an important role, we are now seeing universities deploying new tactics in the fight against plagiarism. >>

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Working in the student centre
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Gill Rowell

FE and social media make the perfect match

The UK’s further education (FE) sector is known for its capacity to adapt and innovate; its ability to morph in response to the changing demands on post-16 education. Which is perhaps why it so often finds a bedfellow in social media – flexible, ever-evolving, and for the most part free. >>

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Richard Tatnall