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Ian Powling

Ian Powling

Role: Senior Education Advisor CCEG

Ian helps organisations and institutions in education to mobilise professional knowledge and innovation using digital technologies. In the higher education sector, he has delivered initiatives to promote collaboration between universities and business and conducted research on the discovery of institutional expertise. He developed the Efficiency Exchange service which shares good practice to advance efficiency and value for money and has been an advocate for innovation in the use of data and analytics. Ian has a background in publishing and the creative arts.

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Data footprints: three steps along the path to data innovation

A recent report by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) highlights how Jisc, HESA and Universities UK could advance data innovation through collaborative activities. The good news is they are already making strides in this area, says Ian Powling of Universities UK.
Ian Powling

Research efficiency: taking it to the next level

As research administrators gather for ARMA’s Edinburgh Regional Symposium, Ian Powling shares some examples of the contribution the research community is making to creating more efficient universities.
Ian Powling

Open data mashup day – speakers and agenda

Enhancing the student journey will be the focus of today’s open data mashup hosted by Universities UK. Find out more about the participants in today’s event and how the open data agenda relates to higher education.
Ian Powling

Open data mashup challenge: enhancing the student journey

Universities UK and Jisc recently ran a challenge which invited developers to submit ideas to feed into the open data mashup challenge. Ian Powling rounds up the six finalists ahead of their final pitch on Tuesday.
UEA campus

Balancing the heart and the head: maintaining UEA’s iconic buildings

The University of East Anglia is taking a low-cost approach to its efficiency and effectiveness programme, which is being delivered by a small team. Ian Powling meets four members of this team to discover their progress in realising the programme
Brighton's beach and west pier (pic: Rosie Niven)

#ARMA2015: we do like to share beside the seaside

At the ARMA annual conference, Efficiency Exchange sought to discover how to make research administration more efficient. Ian Powling rounds up delegates’ contributions to this exercise.

Five examples of collaboration within institutions

Collaboration within universities can lead to more efficient use of equipment and the development of better processes. Ian Powling outlines some case studies showing where this is working.
Santa and Rudolph delivering presents

2014 – another great year of efficiency initiatives

As Efficiency Exchange prepares to take a short break over the Christmas holidays, Ian Powling looks back at some of the highlights of the past year in efficiency.

Open data opportunities in higher education

Sharing data openly offers huge benefits for higher education and institutions must make the most of it, says Ian Powling, Digital Programmes Lead at Universities UK.