Jisc has worked in collaboration with FE members across Wales to produce this guide. It is also informed by research conducted by Jisc across other sectors and the experiences of Jisc working with members across the United Kingdom of their sustainable practices.
While the focus of this guide is on financial sustainability, much of the advice contained within will also help members improve their environmental sustainability and assist in planning towards net zero. Jisc's exploring digital carbon footprints report is a useful accompaniment to this guide and provides detailed information on the environmental impacts of technology.
Financial sustainability is of importance to FE providers across Wales. The Jisc/Welsh Government post-16 IT study highlighted concerns over the sustainability of additional equipment obtained to support remote learning and working for students and staff, much of which was purchased as a result of additional funding. Increased energy and equipment costs have also put pressure on providers to reduce costs wherever possible.
This guide provides advice and good practice from across the sector in Wales, and elsewhere based on Jisc’s experience of working with colleges across the UK.
Jisc subject specialists can provide additional support in implementing some of the good practice recommendations in this report. Contact your Jisc relationship manager to arrange an initial discussion.
Jisc would like to thank the following for their contribution to the guide:
- Neath Port Talbot College
- Gower College Swansea
- Cardiff and Vale College
- Grwp Llandrillo Menai
- Adult Learning Wales
- St. David’s Catholic Sixth Form College