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Cyber security self-assessment made easier for UK tertiary education and research organisationsNew survey tool will help Jisc members benchmark their cyber posture, meet compliance requirements and build robust security strategies for a safer digital future.
Jisc to address the challenges of finding the perfect research management solutionExpert webinar will shed light on procuring systems for successful management of research information.
Jisc and the Portulans Institute share how international students experience digital in their home countriesNew data aims to support an equitable experience for international students in higher education
Response to IHEC report – ‘Data Matters in Higher Education’Jisc welcomes the report from the International Higher Education Commission which confirms the value of work underway to improve data on international students and graduates.
New toolkit for colleges and universities sets pathway for effective adoption of AIThe AI maturity toolkit provides advice, guidance and resources for education leaders to better understand where they are, and where they want to get to.
University of St Andrews wins Jisc-sponsored award for innovationThe Graduate Attributes platform, designed by the university to place skills development firmly in the hands of students, triumphed at The Herald HE awards
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Blog

Improving cyber security immediately in one easy move – at no extra costHow institutions can create the most secure environment possible for learning online.
Beware the 5th of July – the worst day of the year for a cyber attackHow can universities and colleges keep services running smoothly during critical periods like clearing and enrolment?
What did NRENs ever do for us? The answer might surprise youAs we announce we'll be hosting TNC 2025 in Brighton, Heidi Fraser-Krauss reflects on the value of the Janet Network to UK research and education.
What’s keeping FE leaders awake at night?We asked about their challenges for the coming year – and priorities have changed
Maximising the investment in research equipmentCreating a single database of available equipment could boost the societal impact of research in the UK.
Build it and they will codeCoding skills have become a coveted asset but the perception persists that it is a domain accessible only to the tech-savvy few.
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Features

Data, drones, AI and more - exploring the future of technology with BTOur latest Immersion Tour visit to BT’s Adastral Park has already led to senior FE and HE leaders effecting positive change at their institutions
Community and collaboration are key to scaling up extended reality in tertiary educationThree members from the ALT/Jisc XR community discuss the opportunities and challenges of extending XR across their institutions.
Meet the inspiring Scottish education providers innovating with technology at the 2024 The Herald Higher Education AwardsThe Jisc-sponsored award for ‘Innovative Use of Technology’ celebrates Scottish higher education providers using digital innovation to support students, staff and their wider community.
Innovation, collaboration and face-to-face conversation – celebrating the power of community at Digifest2024 saw the introduction of the community hub at Digifest, designed to help attendees engage, learn and grow their networks.
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Member stories

University of Hertfordshire's new route to procurementAfter discovering their institutional repository couldn’t keep up with evolving needs, the team at the University of Hertfordshire explored a new route to procurement.
Unlocking the future with Remote LabsThe University of Edinburgh has been using Remote Labs to revolutionise the way students access engineering and promote curriculum change.
Navigating generative AI with Copilot at South Staffordshire College18 months into their journey with generative AI, the benefits of Microsoft Copilot are being felt in the classroom and beyond at South Staffordshire College.
Activate Learning's mission to redefine remote learningWith their innovative learning philosophy flipping the traditional paradigm on its head, Activate Learning developed an award-winning online programme to empower adult learners.
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Podcasts

Research talk: Open access monographs

We dive into the transformative world of open access monographs with Anna Hughes, Dr Joe Deville and Lucy Barnes.

Beyond the Technology: Demonstrating digital transformation – Macro and micro transformations – making digital happen

Simon Birkett talks to Lucy Everest, global chief operating officer, and Fraser Muir, global director of information services, from Heriot-Watt University about their global approach to digital transformation to enable continuous evolution and improvement.
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Reports

Digital sustainability in tertiary education: trends, challenges, and sector insightsNavigating through the complexities of digital sustainability, including the challenges and opportunities confronting those working in tertiary education and research institutions across the UK.
Extended reality in learning and teaching report 2023/24Realising the transformative power of extended reality (XR) in education.
Mapping federation journeys for optimising the UK digital research infrastructurePrepared for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
A review of transitional agreements in the UKCharting the progress of open access and evaluating the effectiveness of transitional agreements in that process.
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