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Killing product ideas can be fun – a case study

Sometimes there isn’t a clear winner In the Data Analytics Innovation team’s latest project our aim was to discover, define and validate a new commercial data product. After concept testing a few ideas with users, there wasn’t a clear winner and we learnt that the solutions to problems we were trying to solve already existed, […]

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The 5 most popular higher education topics that Jisc provided tailored data on in 2021/22

Jisc data analytics has an immensely popular tailored datasets service where customers can request specific extracts of higher education data. Our analysts look at each request and see how we can use the most relevant data to answer their question. We then extract and send the agreed data in the customers preferred format. Over the […]

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Developing analytics for programme-level design and learning

The University of Nottingham hosted the Designing Programmes for Learning conference in January (2022) and the recordings for the whole event are now available here. As part of the conference Dr Carmen Tomas presented a Jisc-funded project: Decisions, theory and data: defining the role of analytics for assessment and feedback, alongside presentations from Karen Barton […]

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Transforming the future of business schools with Heidi Plus data

Ramin Bokaian, Research Manager at the Chartered Association of Business Schools explains how Heidi Plus data is being used to transform the future of its members. The Chartered Association of Business Schools is a membership organisation which represents over 120 business schools in the HE (higher education) sector. We run regular events, member CPD (continuing […]

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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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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 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 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, […]

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New KEF dashboards demonstrate the value of knowledge exchange

This week, Research England launch the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) website which showcases interactive dashboards co-developed by Jisc data analytics. The dashboards draw together tangible evidence on knowledge exchange activities between English higher education institutions and their partners – from big businesses to the local community – as well as providing indications of institutional performance […]