Members of Jisc already have access to advice and practical support from our sector experts, it’s one of the key things we provide.
But sometimes you might need additional specialist input with a critical issue – an organisation-wide strategy or infrastructure review, for example. At times like these, ongoing impartial advice from a critical friend and extensive hands-on support could enable you to identify the issues, select solutions and work through the process to an optimal outcome.
In 2016 we provided more than 120 universities and colleges with practical support and expert advice. Many have told us they want access to enhanced levels of support and assistance to help them navigate their way around a variety of issues. Our competitively-priced consultancy service, tailored for the education and research sectors, can provide this.
What we can help with
We know the challenges that are on your radar. They include:
Ensuring your organisation benefits from the required IT support skills
Embedding technology at organisational level
Ensuring readiness for digital practice
Developing a strategic response to Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) changes
Reviewing and optimising digital resources and library services
We have sector-specific expertise in these and many other areas. Whether your particular challenge appears in this list or not we’ll take a holistic approach tailored to helping you address it.
How we'll help you
Through practical support and assistance, we can enable you to better understand your ambitions, goals and requirements. We can help you by:
Assessing your needs, exploring the organisation’s current capabilities and areas where support and improvement are required
Planning the best combination of support
A bespoke programme of consultancy support, delivered by Jisc specialists, experts in their fields, can be tailored to enable you to achieve your ambitions. This may include:
Implementing effective support to enable delivery of the agreed plan
Evaluating the programme and assess whether the aim, outputs and outcomes have been achieved effectively
A key focus of this specialist consultancy work will be helping you to leverage maximum benefit from the products, services and money-saving deals that are available to you through the Jisc subscription.
For Jisc-supported organisations - our practical support and assistance is included within your existing arrangements. Additionally, we are able to offer tailored consultancy to enable your organisation’s digital transformation. Our consultancy services are available at commercially competitive rates (with the additional savings of VAT exemption for members of the Jisc VAT cost sharing group).
All aspects of our practical support and assistance and tailored consultancy are also available to any organisation interested in making the most of digital technologies. Again, these services are available at commercially competitive rates.