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“The Sticky Campus”; improving our students’ sense of belonging through active learning, coffee and...

2018 promises to be an exciting and challenging year for universities and the Higher Education sector. Among the many less than positive news, there are also successful practices that make our universities stand out in the way in which they support their students’ experience, widen access and participation, and support their mental health and wellbeing. The ‘Sticky Campus’ at Abertay University is one such example. As Robertson explains and describes, the concept is simple and yet complex in its operationalisation.


In the last of our blog series on Blockchain, Dianne Scheppers, broaden the discussion about the application of Blockchain to other fields, such as the humanitarian aid field, and the work that universities can do to support this.

From brain surgery to Brexit – the potential of Blockchain in Higher Education?

In the second blog of our series on the Blockchain, Martin Hamilton provides us with examples of applications and current UK and EU policies which raise further the need to reflect on how Blockchain can be used to ensure value for money but also enhances value for our students.

Blockchain Meets Higher Education: How Blockchain can help assess social impact and value for...

2018 will mark the 10-year anniversary since the blockchain technology was created. Despite its young age and rather slow technology adoption speed, its evolution has taken a new lease of life recently. Ten years on there is no lack of conferences, from Mumbai to Moscow, from Dubai to New York researchers, developers, academics and just enthusiasts are carried away by the potential of the technology. But what can Blockchain do for Higher Education? Maryam Taghiyeva explains.

Reclaiming efficiency as value co-creation: Blockchain for an inclusive university landscape

Times of change require new ways to think, but also new ways to capture what we do and its impact. In this blog, our Editor-in-Chief sets the scene for a series of blogs focused on the use of Blockchain as an innovative tool to answer some of the challenges universities face in showing they are ‘value for money’ and ‘value for students’.

A model for cross-sector collaboration: how commercial activity at Ravensbourne benefits academic teams and...

The Enterprise and Innovation Centre manages the commercial activities of Ravensbourne, including industry events, short courses and live briefs for industry. In this blog Commercial Projects Manager, Ruth Nicholls, discusses what a dedicated innovation department can offer academic teams, particularly in relation to enhancing student experience.

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