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The ucisa Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Green to the new role of Chief Executive.


Posted:  10 June 2019

Fun for all the (professional services) family?

The UK Higher Education Learning Space Toolkit, a SCHOMS, AUDE and ucisa collaboration provides guidance for Audiovisual, IT and Estates teams and includes advice on: managing a learning space project, working with professional advisors, considerations for particular types of learning space, using learning technologies, the evaluation of learning spaces and changing working practices.

You are invited to work through various challenges using a version of the game of snakes and ladders which has been inspired by the Toolkit.

Posted:  6 June 2019

Congratulations to twenty three colleagues from across the ucisa membership who will be heading to a conference of their choice this year.

Funding from the ucisa bursary scheme gives IT and IT-related staff the opportunity to travel to conferences and keynote technology events they might otherwise be unable to attend, in order to share best practice with the sector.

Posted:  23 May 2019

Online learning tools have been ranked as the most important technology for British universities, proving twice as popular than any other type of tech.

A new survey carried out by Jisc and ucisa, also finds that 69% of high education (HE) digital leaders feel the effective use of this technology is key to digital transformation projects, with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in joint second (32%).

Read the press release here.


Posted:  26 March 2019


UCISA is once again collaborating with our equivalent organisations for HR, Finance, Estates, Librarians and, this year, Strategic Planners and Research Administrators and Managers, to run a series of action learning sets targeted at deputy director (or equivalent) level. Action Learning Sets are a powerful experience for leaders and brings people together to exchange, support and challenge each other in action and learning. The process will help to develop participants' active listening and questioning skills, expose them to different challenges and develop a fresh perspective on issues.

We are now inviting particpation for the 2018-19 sets. Expressions of interest are required by Friday 28th September. Further details of the programme and how to register interest and apply are given here.


Posted:  18 September 2018

The UCISA Privacy Impact Assessment Toolkit explains how to carry out Privacy Impact Assessments, and has been written specifically to meet the needs

of the higher education community. A template for recording the outcomes of a Privacy Impact Assessment is also included within the Toolkit.


A companion document containing a worked example of a PIA for the introduction of Microsoft Office 365 at a fictional university illustrates how the process works and the type of privacy risks that a PIA can highlight.

Posted:  20 August 2018

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