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Jisc at Universities UK Annual Conference 2022

  • Two days
  • Leicester

This event will be held on

  • 07–08 September 2022

    • University of Leicester
    • See times below


We are proud to be a partner at the Universities UK Annual Conference, the flagship event for vice-chancellors, sector leaders and stakeholders.

On Wednesday 7 September the conference will start at 12 noon (optional fringe meetings from 11am), and will be followed by a dinner. On Thursday 8 September the conference will run 9am - 5pm (optional breakfast meetings from 7.30am).

It will be chaired by Professor Steve West CBE, President, Universities UK, and Vice-Chancellor, University of the West of England, Bristol.

Jisc stand

Visit the Jisc lounge area near reception to continue discussions and network with Jisc experts and conference attendees.

Jisc sessions

Wednesday 7 September

Update on open access negotiations with Springer/Nature


  • Liam Earney, Managing Director Higher Education, Jisc
  • Chair: Professor Paul Boyle, Vice-Chancellor, Swansea University

Dinner and drinks reception

Heidi Fraser-Krauss, CEO, Jisc will give a few informal words at the start of this reception.

Thursday 8 September

This is what learning looks like in 2022 and beyond


  • Paul LeBlanc, president, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Dr Manu Kapur, ETH Zurich
  • Heidi Fraser-Krauss, CEO, Jisc
  • Chair: Professor Elizabeth Treasure, vice-chancellor, Aberystwyth University

We have been told there is ‘too much digital learning’ happening in our universities, but the media and political narrative is way behind sector innovations and changes to pedagogy which were in place or in train even before Covid-19 changed everything.

The success of our students has always been paramount, and that means moving with technology and the times to ensure our teaching and learning supports the best possible outcomes for all.

In this session we hear from speakers who are challenging pedagogical thinking and consider how we can communicate new ways of teaching and learning to wider audiences.

Security and internationalisation


  • Professor Karen Holford CBE, chief executive and vice-chancellor, Cranfield University
  • Professor Nick Jennings, vice-chancellor and president, Loughborough University
  • Heidi Fraser-Krauss, CEO, Jisc
  • Chair: Professor Sir Anthony Finkelstein, president, city, University of London

View the full programme on the conference website.

Who should attend

  • Wednesday 7 September: vice-chancellors and principals only
  • Thursday 8 September: vice-chancellors and principals, alongside their senior leadership teams

Booking information

Full booking details can be found on the conference website.