Digital Capabilities Group



Who we are

UCISA's Digital Capabilities Group promotes the dissemination of experience and good practice in IT training and skills development for both staff and students in UK higher education institutions.

What we do

The Digital Capabilities Group organises events including conferences, for example Spotlight 2022, webinars, reports and key surveys, such as the  Digital Capabilities Survey that informs the development of digitally capable students and staff. Membership, which entails contribution to the business of the group, is open to anybody in the academic community with an interest in the provision and management of IT training and user skills development. 

The recordings and presentations from our most recent conference Spotlight 2022 are available to all members via login.

Get involved

The Group is open to anyone involved in IT training and user skills development in UK higher and further education institutions. Speak with like-minded colleagues and peers, make connections and share best practice. To take part, join the Infrastructure Group's email list hosted by JISCmail. 

If you are interested in being a committee member, please contact Annette Webb (Chair) or Rebecca Wilson (Vice Chair).

Member Email lists

Group discussion lists are to be used by members to discuss subjects of common interest. People entitled to join the list are members of Full and Affiliate member institutions (ie not Corporate members). The lists should not be used to advertise or promote Corporate member or non-members events/services/products. These should be posted via the UCISA-announce list.

For discussions, questions and answers you can

Useful Information

The recordings and presentations from Spotlight 2022 are available to all members via login

UCISA DCG last surveyed the sector on how universities support staff and students in 2019 and are excited to announce a new project with DEG to produce a joint survey. Take a look at the results of the Digital Capabilities Survey.

Committee Members

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    • Elaine Swift
    • Head of Digital Learning and Teaching
    • University of Worcester
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    • Nedelin Velikov
    • Training Specialist, Digital Skills Lab
    • London School of Economics
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    Vice Chair

    • Rebecca Wilson
    • Initial Teacher Education: Teaching Technology Specialist
    • University College London

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