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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

Digital capabilities survey report 2019  has been published.

The report focuses on the current activity and strategic drivers for both staff and student digital capabilities in higher education institutions. 

Details of the 2019 and previous survey reports can be found at

Posted:  4 June 2019

The ucisa VLE Review Toolkit provides essential guidance for institutions who are planning to review their virtual learning environments (VLEs).


Constructed using interviews from eleven experienced  HE professionals and eight supplier representatives, the Toolkit considers topics such as requirements gathering and prioritisation, evaluating tenders and hosting.   The  resources section of the Toolkit contains templates and examples provided by universities.


Fiona Strawbridge, Head of Digital Education, University College London and VLE Review Toolkit project lead, explains, “The aim of this Toolkit is to distil the experience, insight and hard lessons learned into a digestible and practical form. It has been developed with input from heads of technology enhanced learning (TEL), project managers, change managers, procurement professionals and commercial VLE providers. Anyone considering running a VLE review should find much of interest - it is full of invaluable insights into the challenges, potential pitfalls, and the ways to achieve a successful outcome. As someone who is about to embark upon a review, I for one will be drawing on it heavily!”


Posted:  3 June 2019

The EA CoP committees interests cover all aspects of enterprise and domain architecture and seeks to support and develop the Community of Practice. This may involve working closely with other groups where interests align.

We welcome involvement from a wide range of institutions and specialisms. And whilst members should have experience relevant to taking forward one or more areas of activity of the committee, we also value enthusiasm and an interest in getting involved as equally important.

Full details of what is expected and how to apply are available

Posted:  28 May 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

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