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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.
  • We sat down with Rylee Spooner, winner of the 2023 LGBTQ+ Undergraduate of the Year Award, to explore queer communities on campus.
  • As we gear up for 2024 we welcome some new faces to our Advisory Board. Read on to explore our new cohort!
  • Ahead by Bett 2023: Insights from our Advisory Board

    28 Apr 2023 Elle Monaghan, Content & Insights Manager, Bett
    We reached out to our Higher Education Advisory Board members to hear their perspectives on Ahead by Bett 2023.
  • Students arriving on campus today face an unprecedented set of learning opportunities. How can we ensure students have the right tools – and Higher Ed ...
  • How are digital professions changing? Taking a look into EdTech professional futures

    28 Feb 2023 Dr Maren Deepwell, CEO, Association for Learning Technology
    Ahead of our session ‘Empowering agency and expertise for EdTech futures’ we take a deeper dive into how digital learning and teaching professions are ...
  • Dr Gill Ferrell considers educational values as a basis for learning innovation and the development of a trusted EdTech ecosystem.
  • In today’s changing world, digital accessibility must be at the core of decisions made on campus.
  • How to involve students in thinking about educational technologies

    24 Jan 2023 Written by Rens van der Vorst, Fontys University
    Involving students in the debate around digital technology in Higher Education increases the chance of a positive impact.
  • Speaker Spotlight: Professor Steve Peters on institutional culture

    10 Jan 2023 Written by Elle Monaghan, Ahead by Bett
    We welcome Prof Steve Peters to Ahead by Bett to discuss fostering an institutional culture of change in Higher Education.
  • Iain Sloan, senior solutions consultant at Ellucian, explains how data can help universities to support students, both academically and emotionally.
  • Our Event Director, Max Oliver, shares his reflections on Ahead by Bett’s first year, alongside our Founding Partners.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Key things I’ve learned working on the provider side with universities

    27 Oct 2022 Written by Phil Sanders, PS EdTech
    Phil Sanders draws on his experience working for EdTech vendors to explore HE SIS Markets.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Explore one University’s rigorous approach to selecting a new LMS, which included quizzing global educators, inspecting other universities’ systems an ...
  • 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 communi ...
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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