Higher education

Explore news, stories and guidance relevant to the UK higher education sector.

Higher education strategy 2021-2024: powering UK higher education

How Jisc will support universities towards a technology-empowered future.

In this document, we share our future priorities using four strategic themes, developed from your needs and priorities. These are:

  • Empowering culture and leadership
  • Reimagining learning, teaching and assessment
  • Reframing the student experience
  • Transforming infrastructure

Read the HE strategy 2021-2024.

Learning and teaching reimagined

The future of higher education has never been more complex and uncertain. We're providing university leaders with inspiration on what the future might hold, guidance on how to get there and practical tools that you can use to develop your plans.


Research and innovation sector strategy 2021-2023

Our aim is for a UK research and innovation sector that remains resilient, sustainable, inclusive and collaborative. We work towards this by extending the deployment and reach of technologies, data and digital approaches.

From a new national data infrastructure for research to applied research and knowledge exchange, find out how we are supporting the sector to continue delivering excellent research.

Read the research strategy 2021-2023.

Advice and guidance


Employability toolkit

A framework and useful guidance that can be adopted by you to aid dialogue, decision-making and planning for developing student employability.


Digital pedagogy toolkit

Help to make informed choices when embedding digital into the curriculum.


Digital wellbeing of learners

Keep pace with technology whilst supporting learners to use digital in a healthy and mindful way.


Practical steps to meeting accessibility regulations

Advice and useful resources to help you, whatever stage you are at on your accessibility journey.


Online safety

Keep your organisation’s staff and students working safely online, whether they’re on or off-campus.


Ensuring continuity of learning

Practical tips to maintain teaching, learning and business operations when staff or learners are unable to physically spend time on campus.

Supporting Institutes of Technology

We're working with Institutes of Technology to prepare today’s learners for the workplace of tomorrow. Our tailored consultancy and support can help you ensure that all learners are given the best possible student experience.

Find out more and see how we can work with your Institute of Technology