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HESA and Jisc joint initiative shortlisted for National Technology Award

Analytics Labs and Community Dashboards, developed by Jisc with HESA, have been shortlisted in the Analytics Project of the Year category in the National Technology Awards 2018.

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Jisc’s Analytics Labs and HESA’s Community Dashboards are part of a collaboration between Jisc and HESA to build a business intelligence shared service for higher education, part of which is available via HESA’s Heidi Plus HE intelligence platform. Dashboards are developed through a series of Analytics Labs made up of HE professionals, and the most useful and viable are published through Heidi Plus.

Being shortlisted for the NTAs is recognition of the impact that Heidi Plus Community Dashboards have on the UK HE sector.

“Analytics Labs provides the front-line insight into the business intelligence needed by both HE academics and HE professionals, which we then make available via Community Dashboards and Heidi Plus,” says Nicola Phelps, Head of Digital Services at HESA.  “Being shortlisted for the NTAs is recognition of the impact that the initiative is already having across the UK HE sector.”

Hundreds of staff from almost 100 HE providers have so far participated in Analytics Labs and consequently helped produce dashboards and data visualisations that benefit their colleagues throughout the UK, covering topics such as student recruitment, graduate employability, course provision, staffing, estates, research and finance.

The Awards’ winners will be announced at a gala evening on 17 May 2018.

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About HESA

HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) is the recognised source of data on higher education in the UK. Its experts collect, analyse, and disseminate accurate and comprehensive statistical information on all aspects of UK higher education to support the strategic aims of its users and enhance the effectiveness of the sector. It is a charity and a company limited by guarantee. It operates as an independent organisation, working closely with higher education providers, regulators, funders, government departments, policy makers, and other stakeholders. 

About Jisc 

Jisc is the UK’s expert member organisation for digital technology and digital resources in higher education, further education, skills and research. Its vision is to make the UK the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world. It plays a pivotal role in the development, adoption and use of technology by UK universities and colleges. It supports the use of technology to improve learning, teaching, the student experience and institutional efficiency, as well as more powerful research. At the heart of Jisc’s support is Janet – the UK’s world-class National Research and Education Network (NREN). Owned, managed and operated by Jisc, Janet comprises a secure, state-of-the-art network infrastructure spanning the UK.  Jisc Press office:  [email protected]; 020 3006 6056; @Jisc


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