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By Amber Lovell

Pubs closed, books opened! 

April 20, 2021

A report produced by Universities UK and GuildHE suggests that the lockdowns in the UK gave students more time to spend studying.  This could therefore have been a contributing factor in the increase in top grades awarded in the UK for the last academic year.  Over a third (35%) of graduates gained a first-class degree in the academic

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By Marketing Team

Stress Awareness Month 2021

April 9, 2021

Every April since 1992 has been earmarked Stress Awareness Month to increase public awareness about both causes and cures for stress.   According to the Mental Health Foundation, 74% of the adult population in the UK have felt stressed at some point in the last year. This is an overwhelming figure, but it appears that stress isn’t

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By Marketing Team

The road ahead is not the same as the road travelled down – insights from the Kortext Spring 2021 Webinar

April 8, 2021

On March 18th, we were joined by over 150 librarians from higher education institutions across the UK for our spring webinar, titled ‘The Road Ahead Is Not The Same As The Road Travelled Down’;  inspired by a quote from the UK’s international education champion, Sir Steve Smith, during the GOLA Conference held in February this year.  During this

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By Amber Lovell

The future of revenue diversification in higher education

March 31, 2021

Jisc and Emerge Education believe that edtech has the potential to help UK universities solve their biggest challenges. They view edtech startups as key to the innovation and agility that higher education needs to navigate the rapidly changing present, and future. Jisc and Emerge have worked as close partners for several years, bringing together 30+

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By Marketing Team

Textbooks are changing – the way we buy them needs to change too

March 29, 2021

For Kortext’s James Gray and Tim O’Shea, changes to the way we use textbooks mean we need to think more about the way we buy them.  The higher education sector stands at a point of inflexion.  A full on-campus experience is currently not possible, and fully online models cater for certain niches well but have not yet

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