UX Community of Practice

User experience Community of Practice.




To build, grow, and champion UX in the education sector together


To provide a space for UX colleagues from across the sector to meet, share, and learn with one another – considering topics such as UX design, UX strategy, Content design, Content strategy, UX research, Service design, Product design. 


Get involved

The group is open to anyone in the sector practising human centred design or with an interest in putting users at the heart of design. While consisting primarily of HE professionals at the moment, it is worth noting that this community is open to FE colleagues also.

There is an expectation that all members will hold the following values:

  • Open to contributing and listening
  • Supportive of others
  • Respects confidentiality
  • Non-judgemental

Meetings will be held every other month, each lasting 1.5 hours

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

Call-out for members

Do you work in Higher Education?

Are you passionate about user-centred design and putting users at the heart of everything you do?

Do you want to meet, share and learn with other UX folk across Higher Education?

Do you want to raise the bar for UX and Service Design across the UK HE sector?

Perhaps you'd like help and support communicating the value of UX to senior managers and stakeholders?

Or perhaps you are or are wanting to get into UX design, UX strategy, Content design, Content strategy, UX research, Service design, Product design?

Or wanting help forming an accessible and inclusive digital strategy?

If this sounds like you or your team, join us today!

Committee Members

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    • Ellie Wood
    • Service Design Lead (Partnering and Innovation)
    • University of Nottingham
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    • Ari Cass-Maran
    • Senior Content Designer
    • University of Edinburgh
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    • Ayala Gordon
    • Associate Director Digital User Experience
    • University of Southampton
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    • Guy Carberry
    • UX mentoring and coaching (Freelance)
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    • Jennifer Robertson
    • Head of Service Design
    • University of Glasgow
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    • Kat Sexton
    • Service Design Lead
    • University of Nottingham
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    • Liz Vosper
    • Senior Manager, Knowledge Management & Quality
    • Open University
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    • Sonia Virdi
    • Graphic Design Service Manager
    • University of Edinburgh

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