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The Think Ahead Hub is the home of our 365-content offering. Consider it your one-stop shop for the latest updates on Higher Education and EdTech news. Find everything from interviews with HE leaders and solution providers, insights from our Advisory Board, and the latest event updates. You won’t want to miss out.
  • Welcome to Ahead by Bett! Take a look at our themes for a sneak preview of our content.
  • The HE Advisory Board from Ahead by Bett share some of their key insights.
  • The Future is Formative: exploring assessment in Higher Education

    04 Feb 2022 Elle Monaghan, Senior Content Producer, Ahead by Bett
    We explore issues relating to the use of e-assessment in Higher Education
  • Developing a framework for ethical learning technology in Higher Education

    17 Feb 2022 Elle Monaghan, Senior Content Producer, Ahead by Bett
    Exploring ethical approaches to digital leadership with ALT
  • Sitting down with Matthew Syed

    03 Mar 2022 Elle Monaghan, Senior Content Producer, Ahead by Bett
    How can the Higher Education sector take advantage of the opportunities provided by disruption? What is ‘future-proofing’ and how can we prepare for the unknown? We sat down with Matthew Syed to find
  • Enabling the bright stars of the next generation to shine

    10 Mar 2022 Sara Prowse, CEO, University Academy 92
    Since opening their doors in 2019, UA92 has been focused on making Higher Education accessible to all, regardless of background.
  • This March, in response to emphatic demand from the Higher Education community, we were delighted to deliver the first-ever Ahead by Bett.
  • Building a world-ready graduate

    05 May 2022 Elle Monaghan, Senior Content Producer, Ahead by Bett
    How Esports has succeeded by building wellbeing into the TRI-Curriculum model and the importance of wellbeing and mindfulness in their institution's culture.
  • Building campuses and communities in the learning Metaverse

    23 May 2022 Daniel Mintz, Chair of the Department of Information Technology, University of Maryland Global Campus
    University of Maryland Global Campus is taking their first step into the Metaverse. Read on to discover their plans for their very first virtual campus.
  • Universities UK breaks down the key findings from their roundtable discussion at Ahead by Bett 2022.
  • Treating strategic tech sourcing as a specialism in Higher Education

    21 Jun 2022 Mel Gomes, Head of IT Commercial Management & Contracts, Royal Holloway
    In the summer of 2020 UCISA formed a working party with the aim of transforming IT procurement within Higher Education.
  • Preparing the workforce of the future through a more flexible approach to education

    04 Jul 2022 Dr Benjamin Silverstone, Head of WMG Skills Centre
    The University of Warwick’s new skills centre offers a blueprint for keeping up with an ever-evolving skills agenda.
  • Breaking the Cycle: An action guide for anti-racism in Higher Education

    25 Jul 2022 Elle Monaghan, Senior Content Producer, Ahead by Bett
    Arun Verma’s new book offers a roadmap for senior leaders, staff and students to tackle institutional racism.
  • Accessibility Community Group: Join Jisc’s online drop-in clinics

    01 Aug 2022 Laura Hutton, Subject Specialist: Strategy (accessibility), Jisc
    Jisc’s online drop-in meetups provide a space to ask questions about best practice in digital inclusion.
  • What does ‘welcoming students back to campus’ mean?

    29 Aug 2022 Donna Murray, Head of Taught Student Development, The University of Edinburgh
    When thinking about the effects of the pandemic upon Higher Education, what has been the outcome?
  • Establishing a shared quality assurance framework and standards for online learning and teaching

    31 Aug 2022 Prof. Peter Duffy and Dr. Ronnie Shroff, Lingnan University
    Prof. Peter Duffy from Lingnan University gives us an overview of Hong Kong’s Inter-Institutional Collaborative Activities (IICA) Project
  • 5 strategies for successful student support

    31 Aug 2022 Lew Pik-Svonn, Student Relations, Events and Development Manager, Taylor’s Hostel Management
    Winners of the Outstanding Support for Students THE award, Taylor’s University in Malaysia, break down their approach to building a supportive community on campus.
  • Explore one University’s rigorous approach to selecting a new LMS, which included quizzing global educators, inspecting other universities’ systems and trialling several different options.
  • Why Higher Education should be leading the metaverse revolution

    29 Sep 2022 Professor Andy Miah, University of Salford
    Professor Andy Miah examines the promise of reimagining education through digital technologies and the peril of failing to do so.
  • Announcing our 2023 content themes

    30 Sep 2022 Elle Monaghan, Senior Content Producer, Ahead by Bett
    We’re delighted to announce our themes for our 2023 show, which will take place at the ExCeL London, 29-31 March.
  • The evidence behind influencing student perceptions of value for money

    27 Oct 2022 Written by Mat Kirby, Tribal i-graduate
    With rising withdrawals attributed to the impact of the cost of living, we take a look at the data behind students’ perceptions of value for money.
  • Phil Sanders draws on his experience working for EdTech vendors to explore HE SIS Markets.
  • Positioning IT Procurement as an enabler of HE Tech

    28 Nov 2022 Written by: Mel Gomes, UCISA Transforming IT Procurement Working Group
    Advisory Board member Mel Gomes shares the latest thinking from UCISA’s Transforming IT Procurement Working Group in this latest article on the hub.
  • University Landscape: Built To Last 

    28 Nov 2022 Written by Mark Martin, MBE, Urban Teacher
    Mark explores Higher Education’s goal of making economic, cultural and social impacts in society and how that translates to the national landscape.
  • Our Event Director, Max Oliver, shares his reflections on Ahead by Bett’s first year, alongside our Founding Partners.

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