Step Up Summit II

The Jisc / Emerge Education Horizon group of senior leaders in HE will be hosting its third virtual event of the year later in 2020, focusing on the next set of COVID-19 challenges identified by members of the group. See


In June 2020, Jisc, together with Emerge, UUK, and Advance HE, launched a sector-wide initiative, Learning & Teaching Reimagined (or LTR, which you can read about here). To enhance the value of the Step Up and LTR programmes to all participants, we have agreed to postpone this event (originally planned for 08 July) and will run the planned breakout sessions as individual webinars.

These more focussed and interactive webinars will provide an opportunity to discuss the topics at hand in more depth with sector leaders for each theme. They will run on different dates so you’ll be able to attend each session separately if you’d like. The full schedule will be published on the LTR website, which you can access here to register.



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Background and further resources

Assessment rebooted: From 2020’s quick fixes to future transformation

The first report in our new From Fixes to Foresight series explores the university sector’s rapid response to the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis for student assessment and sets out a long-term vision for the use of digital technology in assessment.

You can download the full report at this link:

Assessment rebooted

Digital assessment must be relevant and contemporary to today’s needs, it must be flexible to cope with specific circumstances (both personal and institutional) and it must, above all else, retain the confidence of stakeholders. — Chris Cobb, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and COO, University of London

Step Up Summit I: delivering your 2030 tech vision in six months

Recordings, transcripts and additional resources from our virtual event in May 2020 are now available at the link below:

Jisc/Emerge May 21st 2020 HE online summit resources

Emerge Education and Jisc HE online summit, 22 April 2020

In April this year, we brought together over 400 colleagues from across the HE sector to share with each other how they were tackling the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, including assessment, staff wellbeing, student recruitment, employability, and virtual teaching.

Can edtech startups help universities in transitioning to a new normal? research series

Earlier this year, Jisc and Emerge Education interviewed more than fifty senior leaders in UK and global higher education to understand their top priorities over the next few years. Our research identified five key areas of focus for universities: