ucisa fully appreciates the pressure that our HE/FE colleagues are under at present. In particular, we understand that all IT personnel are needed, perhaps more than ever, within their institutions in the coming weeks as they implement the digital solutions that are at the heart of every institution’s response plans.
In light of the current global health situation; the advice from government and the needs of our sector IT departments, the 2020 ucisa bursary scheme has been postponed.
Where will the ucisa bursary take you?
The application portal to apply for a 2020 bursary will open very soon. In the meantime, you can find out more about this year's scheme - including recommended conferences and application questions - here.
Introduced in 2014 to celebrate ucisa's 21st year, the bursary scheme is now an annual initiative for the ucisa membership. Funding from the ucisa bursary scheme gives IT and IT-related staff the opportunity to attend conferences and keynote technology events they might otherwise be unable to attend.
We were delighted to receive 72 applications in 2019. Details of the 23 recipients and their chosen conferences is available.
Candidates were asked to:
- set out how they would represent ucisa at the conference they were requesting funding for,
- outline how the conference would benefit them personally (and their department/institution) and
- demonstrate how they would share what they have learned with the ucisa community and the higher and further education sectors, and how they would publicise good practice within the UK.
Some recipients chose to write up blog posts on their experiences at the event and these are all available in the News and Views section of the website.
news and views
ucisa20 AGM 11 June
ucisa’s fifth annual general meeting (the 'Meeting') of the Company, and the 27th Annual General Meeting of the association now open for bookings
Global Accessibility Awareness Day Thursday 21 May: virtual webinar and resource pack
ucisa members are invited to participate in a free virtual conference to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Thursday 21 May.
ucisa bulletin 4 May: Increased licensing costs for home use during the pandemic – ucisa liaison with key suppliers
See our latest events
9 June 2020
Spotlight on Digital capabilities webinar
Venue: MS Teams
Group: Digital Capabilities Group
11 June 2020
Venue: MS Teams
Group: ucisa Board of Trustees
24 June 2020
ucisa London June 2020
Venue: MS Team
Group: ucisa London Group
10 December 2020
IG-SSG Security Workshop
Venue: Austin Court, Birmingham
Group: Infrastructure Group