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Networkshop44: learn, share and be inspired

JISC news - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:56
24 November 2015

Networkshop attendee Jill Bell, network manager at the University of Bradford, explains how our longest-running conference series offers such a valuable experience to attendees.

Network managers and technical system and security specialists from the UK research and education community are invited to join us at Networkshop44 which takes place between 22-24 March at the University of Manchester. Jill, who has attended the event more than a dozen time, tells us it’s the perfect opportunity to share experiences and learn about the latest developments.

Book your place at Networkshop.

Categories: Universities

Digifest 2016: celebrating the power of digital

JISC news - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:50
24 November 2015

Digifest attendee Conrad Taylor, e-learning manager at City of Wolverhampton College, describes the buzz around Jisc’s annual celebration of digital technology in education and research.

We’re inviting digital practitioners and managers to join us at Digifest 2016 at the ICC in Birmingham on 2-3 March. Conrad, who attended the event for the first time last year, explains the excitement around the event and gives attendees his tips on making the most of the experience.  

Book your place at Digifest.

Categories: Universities

South Eastern Regional College wins Beacon Award for technology use

JISC news - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:18
24 November 2015

The Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Awards took place on 17 November, celebrating best practice in further education (FE). Jisc sponsored the award for effective use of technology in further education (FE). It was won this year by South Eastern Regional College for its BLADES programme, which uses peer mentoring to support the digital capabilities of staff and students.

In this podcast we speak to Paula Philpott, ILT pedagogy mentor at the college, to find out about the programme and what it means to win. 

Categories: Universities

March for climate justice and jobs

Nus Org - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 15:08

Are you marching for the climate this weekend? Join us in London, Edinburgh and Cardiff to demand bold action at the UN climate talks in Paris.

Categories: NUS news

Twelve reasons cuts to ESOL are the stupidest government cut yet

Nus Org - Mon, 11/23/2015 - 14:33

The ability to communicate in a common language is the bedrock of a shared and communal society. For many UK residents whose first language is not English, ‘English for Speakers of Other Languages’, or ESOL, is their way to find employment, enter education, and engage with their local communities and public services. 

Categories: NUS news

Progress for #Votesat16 as Lords endorse EU Referendum amendment

Nus Org - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 14:51

The House of Lords has called for 16 and 17-year-olds to be allowed to vote in the EU referendum, a move strongly backed by NUS.

Categories: NUS news

Day three of AoC: what we've seen and heard

JISC news - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 12:25
20 November 2015

On the final day of the Association of Colleges (AoC) annual conferencePaul McKean, head of further education and skills for Jisc, talks about his highlights over the past three days, the main themes that have emerged, and how Jisc can help support colleges going forward.

Categories: Universities

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