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Jisc, UK institutions and Wiley renew open access agreementWe've negotiated a new two-year transitional agreement between UK universities and Wiley.
Mae cyfarwyddwr newydd Jisc ar gyfer Cymru am gynnal sector addysg ffyniannus mewn cyfnod o newidMae Rhys Daniels yn dod ag angerdd, arloesedd a phrofiad addysg Gymreig i Jisc.
Jisc’s new director for Wales wants to maintain a thriving education sector in a time of changeRhys Daniels brings passion, innovation and Welsh education experience to Jisc.
Strengthen your networks at Digifest 2024Jisc’s new community hub will facilitate greater in-person collaboration at this year’s event.
Government report recommends Jisc leads on development of digital research information ecosystemThe Government’s response to the independent review of research bureaucracy calls upon Jisc’s expertise to improve research culture.
Three new board members with extensive experience in tertiary education bring their expertise to JiscJisc appoints three new members to its board of trustees.
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Blog

Microsoft translation tools can change teaching foreverHull College has made learning more accessible and inclusive for over 1000 students in their City of Sanctuary by embedding Microsoft translation tools throughout the classroom and the wider campus.
How we created an anti-racist curriculum that could transform the future of teachingWales’ innovative anti-racist curriculum aims to shape the world positively and break down barriers through the use of digital.
AI 2030 – navigating the future of artificial intelligenceAs we stand at the crossroads of technological evolution, it is crucial we reflect on our journey so far in order to chart a course for the future.
Let’s get ‘phygital’ – working out the future of work and educationOur mix of physical and digital workspaces is rudimentary and human skills will be as vital as future tech to making it work.
When it comes to partnership in the Scottish colleges sector, love really is all aroundThis #LoveScotlandsColleges week we’re highlighting the importance of partnerships to achieve colleges’ ambitions.
Data, digital and technology will lead the way in reducing research bureaucracyRecommendations for Jisc from the independent review of research bureaucracy aim to enhance efficiency and support researchers in their important work.
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Features

Prioritising accessibility could boost sustainability at your institution todayAs sustainability continues to be an increasing priority for education leaders, we take a look at how making learning more accessible for all can help institutions make sustainable gains.
The impacts of a serious cyber incident go far beyond just financial costsHow Jisc helped the University of Manchester recover after a phishing email unleashed a cyber attack.
The human element: reimagining the digital strategyThe University of Exeter puts people, not technology, at the heart of its digital strategy.
Are avatars the answer for tertiary education?Gary Burnett, professor of digital creativity at Loughborough University, will offer a thought-provoking alternative vision for the future of education at Digifest 2024.
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Member stories

Scrums and squads: how Exeter’s agile culture is paying off for digital transformationScrum master, squads, fortnightly sprints, backend developers… These might not be everyday terms in most UK universities but they’re behind the approach powering digital transformation at the University of Exeter – and it’s working.
Using the power of collaboration to demystify open monographsElaine Sykes, head of open research at Lancaster University, explains how the last twelve months have seen their library team work tirelessly to bring open monographs to the forefront of planning.
Forensic frontiers: revolutionising crime scene analysis with VR technologyImagine sitting in a boardroom, putting on a virtual reality (VR) headset, and you’re instantly transported to a 3D view of the crime scene hundreds of miles away. Sounds like science fiction?
Building digital capability in the land down underThe University of Wollongong (UOW) is empowering its students on a self-guided journey to take their digital capabilities to the next level and make them stand out in the job market.
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Podcasts

Beyond the Technology: Demonstrating digital transformation - how the University of Exeter are practising what they teach

Host Simon Birkett is joined by Helen Cocks from the University of Exeter to discuss how their agile culture is paying off for digital transformation.

Research talk: Research assessment, the Hidden REF, and Octopus

Emily Wild hosts a discussion on research culture and assessment with Alex Freeman, creator of Octopus, and Simon Hettrick, chair of the Hidden REF.
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Reports

Jisc trustees’ report and financial statementsThe trustees present their strategic report and audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 July 2023.
International students’ digital experience phase two: experiences and expectationsThe voices of over 2000 higher education international students describe their digital border crossings and the digital shocks that impact the learning experience.
Elevating the UK further education and skills sector: Strategy review 2020-2023Highlights of what we have achieved against the five pillars of our strategy for further education and skills.
How can edtech address some of the greatest challenges facing HE leaders?At a time when technological innovation is accelerating, we’ve partnered with Emerge Education to look at how technology might address some of the challenges facing HE leaders.
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