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DARE – Digital Academic Records Exchange

Secure online delivery of degree certificates, transcripts, Higher Education Achievement Reports (HEAR) and other student data. A Digitary service hosted at ULCC.

If it looks like a shared service…

More and more universities and colleges are looking at the potential for shared services to deliver efficiencies, says Steve Butcher of Hefce.

New business intelligence service to widen access to data insights

Universities need insights about the wider environment in which they operate to help them make better informed decisions about their products and services. A new business intelligence service will be launched by Jisc and the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) later this year to support university staff in making the most of the data available to them.

Portsmouth University investigates sharing IT facilities with city schools

Portsmouth University, together with Portsmouth City Council, has won funding from the Higher Education Funding Council (Hefce) to investigate ways of sharing resources.

Debunked: five misconceptions about shared service centres

In the last of three posts, Ian Herbert and Andrew Rothwell of Loughborough University identify five common misconceptions about shared service centres (SSCs), gleaned from 10 years of research in the UK and across the world.

HE Shared Legal

Subscription-based legal guidance service for UK HE institutions. Includes help desk and assistance with engaging legal advisers. Operating on a pilot basis, with HEFCE funding.

Janet Videoconferencing

Enables communication and collaboration at a distance.
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Jisc’s shared infrastructure saves £200m each year, report reveals

The infrastructure provided by Jisc is saving universities £200m a year with potential for further savings through new shared services, a report reveals today.

New HERBi shared services tool seeks beta-testers

The HEFCE-funded ‘HERBi’ project, which will help institutions to understand the potential costs and savings of shared services arrangements, is almost ready for launch. And project manager Simon Perks is looking for volunteers to test the interactive tool before it goes live

Relationship management

Guidance and good practice in the management of relationships with stakeholders, groups and partnerships. A Jisc InfoKit.