Among the conference's themes are: empowerment in learning technology, supporting students through staff/student partnerships, students as influencers, developing skills and supporting staff at all levels, impact of learning technology on the physical and the virtual, strategies for enabling innovation, effectively managing change.
The University of Swansea is hosting this year's conference at its Bay campus. The conference programme is suitable for heads of procurement, category managers and buyers as well as individuals based outside the procurement functions such as technicians, business managers and academics.
Far from being something only used by students, social media is becoming increasingly important to other communities in higher education. Eric Stoller is a writer and speaker who's a passionate exponent of social media. Efficiency Exchange caught up with him at #Digifest17 to find out which institutions are excelling in social and how they're doing it.
Gaining a degree doesn't necessarily level the playing field for all graduates when it comes to finding a job. The University of Manchester has been trying out a scheme to change that and get more students from disadvantaged backgrounds into better jobs after graduation. As Andrew Whitmore from the university careers service explains, it looks to be getting positive results.