Become a digitally-informed and empowered leader and learn how to help your organisation respond more effectively to technology-driven change. The course is a four-day programme over two residential workshops.
This year's conference, 'Building on world-class quality', will see the launch of QAA's new Strategy 2017-20. It will also be an excellent and timely opportunity to discuss the changing regulatory landscape and topics of the moment, including degree and graduate apprenticeships, changing approaches to degree awarding powers, transnational education, and the emergence of global universities.
Some graduates find themselves unsuited to the fast-changing world of employment despite impeccable qualifications. Degree apprenticeships can be a good way to provide the skills needed in the workforce. Classics graduate Jennifer Gane found that by landing a degree apprenticeship in digital technology solutions she was able to link a dead language, to one that's very much alive - and find a job.
Last year Jisc began looking for the best way to show use and sharing of research equipment across the UK. The search uncovered a number of web apps and systems that already collect data on usage, and drive efficiencies in this area. They're primarily used by researchers, principal investigators and lab technicians across a number of institutions. Daniela Duca has been looking at five of them in more detail.
Who better to ask about why students drop out than students themselves? Jamie Rawsthorne was in his first year at the University of West of England when he met with vice chancellor Steve West to see how he could help prevent students leaving before the end of their courses. The result was the start of his company Unique Insights. Jamie explains why and how he took on the retention challenge.