I spent most of the week in our Bristol office. I had my regular monthly catch-up with my line manager.
Booked myself onto the WonkHE Festival of Higher Education which is taking place in November.
Started working on a presentation for a forthcoming event that is taking place later in July.
Reviewed a report on HE challenges, well actually just reviewed a section about some work I had done.
Had a meeting with Sarah Dunne on their work on AI and Libraries.
Said goodbye to Andy McGregor, who is leaving Jisc. I worked closely with Andy on the Intelligent Campus.
Spent time going through usage of our Dovetail licences, checking who still needed a licence and who didn’t.
Read through the Trend Report Future Campus from SURF.
What might the physical and virtual campus of vocational education and higher education look like in 2040? That is the central question of the SURF project ‘Future Campus’. The focus is on the Netherlands, specifically education (research is out of scope). This project brings together teachers, students, and experts at the national level who are involved in campus development from various perspectives. In collaboration with them, SURF is working towards different future scenarios, which are expected to be presented by the end of 2023.
Friday I went to Gloucester to shoot some video for a presentation I am doing at ALT-C in September.
My top tweet this week was this one.
I always say I saw Star Wars at the cinema when it came out in 1977.
I was wrong.
Though Star Wars was released in the US in May 1977, it didn't premiere in the UK until 27th December 1977.
That was in London and it was later when it was screened in the rest of the UK. pic.twitter.com/zNhgZ0opfG
— James Clay (@jamesclay) June 29, 2023