Events

The initiative is designed to be user-centric throughout. As such we’ll be presenting and gathering feedback at various stakeholder events. Below are details of upcoming presentations, as well as a back catalogue with any findings.

Upcoming events

3 November 2017
Data Matters: Work effectively in the new HE landscape

This event draws upon the combined expertise of HESA, Jisc and QAA (the M5 group). We will be presenting on Analytics Labs and Heidi Plus at this event.
More information on this event


23 November 2017
Heidi Plus: Estates data

This CPD accredited course is designed to train new users to Heidi Plus, with a specific focus on Estates Management data. It’s suitable for anyone planning on using Heidi Plus, HESA data and (or) with an analytical background. The course will provide a mixture of theory and interactive elements, intended to educate participants on the correct use of Heidi Plus and the new concepts and terminology. Throughout the fully interactive day there will be the opportunity to explore the new system, to create a variety of visualisations using Estates data, and to observe and understand the new HESA Dashboards.
More information on this event


14 December 2017
Heidi Plus: Essential

This CPD accredited course is designed for new users of Heidi Plus. It is suitable for anyone planning on using Heidi Plus with little or no knowledge of HESA data and (or) an analytical background. The course will provide a mixture of theory and interactive elements, intended to educate participants on the correct use of Heidi Plus concepts and terminology. Throughout the fully interactive day there will be the opportunity to explore the new system, to create a variety of visualisations with HESA data (Student, Finance, Staff etc.) and to observe and understand the new HESA Dashboards.
For more information on this event


22 March 2018
Heidi Plus: DLHE data

This course is for new Heidi Plus users, specifically to explore and analyse Destinations data. It is suitable for anyone planning to use Heidi Plus, HESA data, and (or) an analytical background. The course will provide a mixture of theory and interactive elements, intended to educate participants on the correct use of Heidi Plus concepts and terminology. Throughout the fully interactive day there will be opportunity to explore the system, to create a variety of visualisations with HESA DLHE data and to observe and understand the HESA dashboards.
For more information on this event


23 May 2018
Heidi Plus: DLHE data

This course is for new Heidi Plus users, specifically to explore and analyse Destinations data. It is suitable for anyone planning to use Heidi Plus, HESA data, and (or) an analytical background. The course will provide a mixture of theory and interactive elements, intended to educate participants on the correct use of Heidi Plus concepts and terminology. Throughout the fully interactive day there will be opportunity to explore the system, to create a variety of visualisations with HESA DLHE data and to observe and understand the HESA dashboards.
For more information on this event

Past events

2017

12 September 2017
Advanced Heidi Plus and Analytics Labs Tour, London


9 – 11 April 2017
British University Finance Directors Group (BUFDG) Conference, Bath Spa


14-15 March 2017
Jisc Digifest, International Convention Centre, Birmingham

Registration is now open and free to Jisc-supported organisations.


16 January 2017
Department for Education presentation, London

2016

8 December 2016
British University Finance Directors Group, Midlands Regional Event presentation, Birmingham


17 November 2016
Welsh Government workshop, Cardiff


6 October 2016
Jisc Library Data Labs dashboard showcase event, Manchester


29 September 2016
British University Finance Directors Group, Midlands Regional Event presentation, London


27 September 2016
Department for Education presentation, London


8 September 2016
Universities UK presentation, London


20 July 2016
Jisc Library Data Labs start up meeting, Manchester


30 June 2016
Jisc Heidi Labs dashboard showcase event, London


28 June 2016
Jisc Connect More conference, London


14 April 2016
Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education Conference, Birmingham


2 – 3 March 2016
Jisc DigiFest, International Convention Centre, Birmingham


24-25 February 2016
Jisc Heidi Labs showcase and start up event, London


11 – 12 February 2016
Higher Education Strategic Planners Association Conference, Loughborough University


2015

17 November 2015
Tableau UK Higher education user group, De Montfort University


6 November 2015
All change: HESA, HEDIIP and other data requirements, Aston University


27 – 30 October 2015
EDUCAUSE conference, Indianapolis, USA

  • ECAR working groups meeting on the impact of big data on the future of higher education, 27 October 2015
  • Poster session on a national business intelligence service for UK education, 28 October 2015

27 April 2015
Scottish Planners Forum on Business Intelligence, Glasgow

Sophie Haworth, HESA and Janette Hillicks, Jisc, presented a workshop session to share communications on the Project.

There’s a full write up here.


10 March 2015
UK HE Tableau User Group Spring Conference, University Conference Centre, London

Jonathan Waller presented a plenary session to 130 conference delegates introducing the project.


9 and 10 March 2015
Jisc DigiFest, International Convention Centre, Birmingham

The project team presented a workshop to 38 delegates, introducing the project and website, and undertaking a group exercise to help identify business questions for the heidi-lab service to investigate.


5 and 6 February 2015
Higher Education Strategic Planners Association Conference, Loughborough University

The project team presented a workshop to 43 Strategic Planners, introducing this exciting collaborative project, launching the project website, and undertaking a group exercise to help identify business questions for the heidi-lab service to investigate.

There’s a full write up here.


2014

Association of University Administrators Conference April 2014

The conference attracts an extremely wide diversity of staff roles. In this workshop session we worked on the following questions with 35 delegates;

  • How effective BI currently helps you in your role, or how you believe it could and should? (“the desired state”)
  • What organisational, or other, factors are preventing your institutions from delivering the kind of benefits previously surfaced? (“the barriers”)
  • What needs to happen within your institution to overcome the issues that are holding you back and preventing you from achieving the successful vision of BI you have articulated? (“ideas generation”)

The results were used to inform project design and planning and allowed us to create a suite of shortcuts to related resources to help delegates once back in the office. There’s a full write up here.


Jisc DigiFest March 2014, International Conference Centre, Birmingham

The workshop followed the same format as AUA with a very different group of staff roles. The full write up is available here.