Empowering educators and students in hybrid learning environments
By Melissa Bowden

Empowering educators and students in hybrid learning environments

February 23, 2024

In the post-pandemic landscape, where technology permeates every aspect of our lives, the concept of digital capability has never been more pertinent. But what does it mean? Digital capability encompasses far more than just technical skills; it encapsulates the mindset, aptitude, and proficiency required to not only survive but thrive in today’s digitally-driven world. In

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Meet the Librarian – Phil Barraclough

February 16, 2024

This month we’ve taken a different approach to our Meet the Librarian blog! Ella Kennedy, a Kortext Student Ambassador, spoke to Phil Barraclough, Library Data Analyst at the University of Exeter. Read on for insights into Phil’s job, the impact of the pandemic, and thoughts about emerging library trends. Can you describe a typical day

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Transforming higher education with technology
By Melissa Bowden

Transforming higher education with technology

January 30, 2024

In this blog, we take a look at ‘Setting the Curve’, the white paper we launched in partnership with Wonkhe, through the lenses of inclusivity and student engagement. Using insights from this research, we’ll explore how technology can create a more inclusive learning environment for all students in the post-pandemic higher education landscape. Inclusivity through

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HE sector leaders share key trends for 2024
By Melissa Bowden

5 trends for HE in 2024

January 16, 2024

What does the future hold for higher education in 2024? We asked five sector leaders to share their thoughts on key trends for the year ahead. 1. Artificial intelligence Authenticity of information will become an overriding concern in 2024, according to Sir Tim O’Shea, former Principal of the University of Edinburgh. “Who actually produced the

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Chantelle Wilcox Birmingham Newman University
By Melissa Bowden

Meet the Librarian – Chantelle Wilcox

January 11, 2024

The staff at Birmingham Newman University Library were thrilled to be shortlisted for ‘Outstanding Library Team’ in the 2023 THE Awards. We spoke to Chantelle Wilcox, their Library Digital Services Officer, about what it’s like to be part of a small team that’s making a big difference. How and when did you decide to become

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2023 review
By Melissa Bowden

Kortext’s 2023: our year in review

December 20, 2023

2023 has gone in a flash! It’s been a busy – and very exciting – year at Kortext. We had the pleasure of meeting thousands of students at Freshers’ Fairs up and down the UK. Kortext colleagues attended events around the world, from Bangkok to Berlin and Rwanda to Rome, culminating in the ‘Oscars of

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