Advice and guidance

Meet the challenges you face through the provision of trusted advice and impactful support.

Delivering support to match your needs...

As a Jisc member, whether you are looking to inform your digital planning and leadership, or improve the quality of delivery of teaching and learning or business operations, we have the latest thinking to get you up to speed, and practical guides and tools to inform your actions.

Be part of the conversation - join a community to share your experiences and learn from peers and colleagues across the sector, and acquire new knowledge or skills from expert trainers.

… focused around the challenges you face

We appreciate the goals you are dedicated to achieving and recognise the contexts and constraints within which you must operate. While some aspects will be unique to you, many will also have common causes and resonances shared and recognised across our membership.

To get the answers you need, we've curated around the following topics and areas which will evolve according to the sector's needs:

Looking for direct, bespoke support tailored to you?

Contact your relationship manager to see how Jisc might be able to help. Either through initial virtual engagement with a subject expert, or with one of our consultancy teams, we can extend our support to you as far as you need it to go.

All you need to access our advice and guidance

Specialist blogs

Sharing the latest and the best in sector thought leadership.

Inspiring learning
The world of technology as seen by Jisc's digital practice subject specialists

Cyber security blog
Stay ahead of the security threat landscape with advice from our cyber security experts

Cloud blog
Thoughts and ideas about the way that cloud is transforming education and research

Library services blog
Providing libraries with shared services to save time and money


Get the best from digital in education and research by exploring our effective practice guides covering wide range of topics, all openly available to members.

Principles of good assessment and feedback
How good learning, teaching and assessment can be applied to improving assessment and feedback practice.

How to shape your digital strategy
Create a broad, organisationally-focused digital strategy that develops digital capabilities.

Digital pedagogy toolkit
Helping academics to make informed choices when embedding digital into the curriculum.

Direct support

Get expert advice on how to move forward with the challenges you face around:

  • Leadership and management
  • Curriculum and assessment
  • Learner care support and resources
  • Staff engagement and development
  • Infrastructure and systems

For more in-depth bespoke support at discounted rates for members, discover how our range of consultancy offers can help you realise your digital ambitions.

Vision for change workshop
This facilitated workshop brings together your organisation’s senior managers and leadership teams to work on innovative approaches to strategic planning.

Vision for sustainable change workshop
Build a cohesive and inclusive understanding of sustainability and work together to enact your sustainability goals.

Vision for accessibility workshop
Supporting you to develop a cross-organisational, strategic approach to implementing digital accessibility.

Planning for action workshop
We'll work with you to create an action delivery plan to help you implement your strategic objectives.


Our communities help us learn and adapt. We facilitate spaces where participants share their successes, problems and needs to grow and learn together.

Accessibility community group
Connect with peers to learn more about meeting accessibility regulations and co-create resources to avoid duplicating work

Learning and teaching communities
Groups for those in learning and teaching roles to come together, share experiences and learn from each other

Digital leadership and culture forum
Collaborate with HE professionals who are interested in the creative and informed application of digital technology


Develop the expertise of you and your team and ensure you're making the most of the services you use through a range training courses - with many discounted or freely available to members.

Digital leaders programme
Meet like-minded peers and work together to become a digitally-informed and empowered leader.

Cyber Essentials: prepare for certification
Explore the assessment questions involved in the Cyber Essentials certification.

Developing learners’ employability skills
Prepare your learners to thrive in their future careers.

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Explore our courses

Our experts deliver high-quality training to help you develop in-house expertise and make the most of our services and solutions.