The Jisc Podcast

In this podcast Tim Kidd, executive director, Jisc technologies, looks back on day one of Networkshop43, Jisc's annual technical event.

Direct download: Tim_Kidd_at_Networkshop43.mp3
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Heart of Worcestershire College – 2014’s Association of Colleges Beacon Award winner for effective use of technology in further education – will tomorrow be hosting ‘Fast track to FELTAG’, an event designed to help colleges adopt a complete blended learning model and meet the FELTAG recommendations. 

The event will feature a number of expert speakers, including Paul McKean, Jisc FE and skills customer advocate. Here, he talks to Gemma Ellis about how Jisc is supporting this move towards a blended offer and how colleges can take advantage of Jisc services. 

Find out more about the event at

Direct download: fast_track_to_feltag.mp3
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Research data spring is a project aiming to find new technical tools, software and service solutions to improve researchers’ workflows and the use and management of their data.

In Februrary we held a sandpit workshop at Aston University, where selected ideas were explored and developed. In this podcast we hear from project lead Daniela Duca and a number of the participants.

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Direct download: research_data_spring_feb2015.mp3
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Hear from delegates and Jisc staff as we end the second and final day of our annual digital festival.

Find out more at and follow the hashtag #digifest15.

Direct download: day_two_at_digifest.mp3
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Hear from delegates and Jisc staff as we end day one of our annual digital festival.


Find out more at and follow the hashtag #digifest15.

Direct download: day_one_at_digifest15.mp3
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Last year we launched Digimap for Colleges specifically for the further education sector. In this podcast we talk to David Scott, head of learning centres and financial support at Kirklees College, who shares his experience of the map service and how it boosts students' learning.

Find out more about Digimap for Colleges at

Direct download: digimap_for_colleges_at_kirklees.mp3
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Today, Universities UK published its report on ‘Efficiency, effectiveness and value for money’, which looks at the efficiencies and cost savings that have been achieved by UK higher education in the last few years, and sets out the agenda going forward. 

Jisc’s Phil Richards, chief innovation officer and Hugh Look, head of strategic support unit, attended the official launch which was hosted by Professor Sir Ian Diamond, chair of UUK’s Efficiency Task Group and principal and vice-Chancellor of the university of Aberdeen. In this podcast, Phil and Hugh talk about the work Jisc is doing to promote shared service, improve quality and lower costs for the whole sector.

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At last November's Times Higher Education Awards, we sponsored the eagerly contested Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year category, which celebrates the use of innovative and strategic digital technologies.

The winner was the Open University's OpenScience Laboratory, and in this podcast, laboratory director Nicholas Braithwaite tells us about what it does and what it means for students' and researchers' learning experience.

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Direct download: open_university_open_science_laboratory.mp3
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Earlier this week Jason Miles-Campbell, head of Jisc Scotland and Jisc Northern Ireland, attended the Scotland’s Colleges conference. Here he talks about how Jisc’s new customer services model is helping to engage customers on a local level and support changes in the sector.

Find out more about Jisc's new model at

Direct download: Jisc_at_Scotlands_Colleges.mp3
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Jisc futurist Martin Hamilton takes a look at how institutions can share equipment, talent and expertise in order to open up new opportunities to boost the UK's technology sectors.

Find out more at, or visit our project pages on equipment sharing at

Direct download: a_shot_in_the_arm.mp3
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