Higher education

Explore news, stories and guidance relevant to the UK higher education sector.

Higher education strategy 2021-2024: powering UK higher education

How Jisc will support universities towards a technology-empowered future.

In this document, we share our future priorities using four strategic themes, developed from your needs and priorities. These are:

  • Empowering culture and leadership
  • Reimagining learning, teaching and assessment
  • Reframing the student experience
  • Transforming infrastructure

Read the HE strategy 2021-2024.

A framework for digital transformation in higher education

UK universities are facing significant disruption due to the economic crisis and limited resources, and the impact of COVID-19 on staff and student wellbeing. One of the ways the sector is responding to challenges is by revisiting their digital strategies.

Developed for senior leaders, managers and change agents, this framework provides a comprehensive perspective on how the digital environment can support positive work, research and learning experiences, and promote a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Read the framework for digital transformation in HE.

Research and innovation sector strategy 2021-2023

Our aim is for a UK research and innovation sector that remains resilient, sustainable, inclusive and collaborative. We work towards this by extending the deployment and reach of technologies, data and digital approaches.

From a new national data infrastructure for research to applied research and knowledge exchange, find out how we are supporting the sector to continue delivering excellent research.

Read the research strategy 2021-2023.

Recent reports

This report follows the second phase of research into curriculum and learning design in Higher Education (HE) in the UK.

Highlighting opportunities for collective approaches to optimise the use, sharing, efficiency and sustainability of assets.

How can create a digital experience that benefits all our students? A review of policy, academic literature and views from UK higher education.

Advice and guidance

Explore the technical challenges and best practices involved in moving large volumes of data between sites on Janet and beyond.

Discover how universities could improve their students’ experience, business efficiencies and environmental performance by better utilising data.

Help to make informed choices when embedding digital into the curriculum.

Keep pace with technology whilst supporting learners to use digital in a healthy and mindful way.

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

A framework and useful guidance that can be adopted by you to aid dialogue, decision-making and planning for developing student employability.

Member stories

Supporting Institutes of Technology

We're working with Institutes of Technology to prepare today’s learners for the workplace of tomorrow. Our tailored consultancy and support can help you ensure that all learners are given the best possible student experience.

Find out more and see how we can work with your Institute of Technology