UCISA Innovation and Communication Best Practice Guide

A couple of weeks ago UCISA published a guide featuring best practices in IT and Combined Services across the UK.

This new Guide has been created to provide examples of good communications practice in action. Although some communications good practice guidelines are already available, this Guide is the first to focus specifically on real examples of communication between IT/combined services and their users.

One of the examples is our very own Hi Applicant Community which is, of course, fantastic but there are loads of great ideas in there and I can see a few that could work really well at Edge Hill.

Online Excellence Scholarships

This year we’re launching our first “Online Excellence Scholarship” in a bid to reward students who are excelling in the construction and creative and interesting use of new media. Successful applicants could be upwarded £1,000 over 1 year (for PGCE students) or £2,000 over 3 years (for undergraduates) an attractive bonus for any student.

So how will we judge “excellence”? Well we’re particularly interested in the richness of content, creativity, innovation and/or technical accomplishment shown in the work and whilst most people have a MySpace page or a blog somewhere or other we’ll be looking for things that stand out from the crowd.

With all the web 2.0 technologies and sites available it’s easy enough for those creative and innovative individuals to really make their mark in the online space and we’re looking forward to seeing some of the best examples and awarding the scholarship to someone we feel can really add value to the growing online community. 

>