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New finance trends dashboards for Heidi Plus allows users to easily compare financial data over time and build custom benchmark groups

Jisc data analytics has released two new suites of finance trends dashboards in Heidi Plus for subscribers to benchmark themselves and compare key financial data over time (including income, expenditure and research income data). This follows feedback from the user community that the existing finance data was difficult to compare year on year due to […]

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Learning continued despite challenging times during COVID-19

At a time when learning was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, our 2020/21 student digital experience insights survey findings highlight many positives and examples of good practice to build on for the future as well as some areas of concern. A record number of 62,658 students from further education (FE) and higher education (HE) across […]

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Maximising diversity in campus and graduate recruitment with the support of HE data

Diversity in the workplace is becoming of increasing importance and many organisations are rethinking how they go about recruiting with diversity at the front of their minds. Diverse workplaces bring new perspectives which lead to more collaborative approaches, productive employees, greater innovation and increased performance.   We caught up with one of our customers who’ve been analysing higher education data […]

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CBRE inform student accommodation recommendations using Jisc’s tailored datasets

As a Director within CBRE’s Valuation & Advisory department specialising in the student accommodation sector, I lead a team delivering analytical insight for our teams and clients. We advise on the ongoing requirement for student accommodation across the UK and provide the intelligence needed to understand demand. We have been using bespoke higher education data […]

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Three definitive reasons why HE course accreditors need to make data-driven portfolio decisions

Degree course accreditation within higher education (HE) has never been so important. In a world where so many courses now exist, students rightly want to select the right courses for their future career needs. Accredited courses can bring additional credibility and confidence that students will graduate with the skills they need within their chosen professional […]

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How can data help students make key decisions?

Modern students face a vast array of challenges. Questions of finance, of accommodation, of attendance and attainment, about their careers and their very identities bear heavily on them. We collect a great deal of data about these specific matters, and this data can be of significant value to students if delivered properly. But we have […]

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How Heidi Plus data helped The British Academy to empower the humanities and social sciences

Effective representation of higher education (HE) students, staff and their university courses is increasingly drawing on high-quality data to make well-informed, evidence-based decisions. The British Academy – the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences – underpin this approach by using the HE data available within Jisc’s business intelligence platform: Heidi Plus to […]

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How Leeds Trinity improved student progression and retention with a common goal

Leeds Trinity may be a small university but it’s incredibly student focused with a clear mission to ensure all students feel part of a distinctively supportive community. In 2019 as Head of student engagement and communications, I helped to significantly improve the organisational efficiencies to increase student support and take a more proactive approach to […]

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Boosting staff capability to deliver your blended learning agenda

The last 14 months have brought unprecedented challenges for staff, students and universities. During the pandemic online learning has been the only option for most students and with little notice, universities quickly adapted to move the majority of teaching, learning, assessment and support online. 81% of UK higher education (HE) students were learning online only […]

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How Jisc’s building digital capability discovery tool helped me measure my employability during the pandemic

At the start of the pandemic, I was introduced to Jisc’s building digital capability discovery tool. It forms part of the wider building digital capability service for subscribers and looks at all aspects of their individual digital capabilities, skillsets and development plans. After answering a few questions in each area to assess my current capabilities, […]