Against the backdrop of Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic, technology continues to drive change in the education sector.

FutureScot’s Further and Higher Education conference provides a crucial forum for stakeholders to examine how college and university can better equip themselves to lead their organisations through the digital transformation process, navigate the challenges posed by current disruptions, making them more competitive and agile in the process.

Through a series of high-level discussions, our expert speakers will share their experience and vision for the role of technology and transformation across the sector.

  • Any time, any place anywhere: Virtual and distance learning – assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the further and higher education sector
  • The role of technology-enhanced learning in boosting student engagement and the learning experience
  • Supporting access and inclusion through technology: The value of analytics and contribution to the further and higher education sector in Scotland 
  • Cyber security: Resilience and risk management in further and higher education
  • The fourth industrial revolution is here, but are we readying a digital workforce: Engaging employers as partners in curriculum design and delivery
  • Transforming campuses to augment the student experience
  • Harnessing technology to identify and reach new markets and recruit new students
  • Supporting staff as they adapt their teaching to social distancing

EduTech Further & Higher provides a crucial forum for stakeholders across Scotland’s colleges and universities to examine how their organisations can better equip themselves to lead the digital transformation process.

Principal/ Vice Principal/ Deputy Principal

Learning Technologist 

Head of Business 

Director of Learning 

Head of Data and Informatics 

Head of ICT Services 

Learning Resource & Technology Manager

Head of Integrated Technologies and Resource

Online Learning Specialist

Head of Student Engagement Platforms

eLearning Manager 

Curriculum Head 

Staff Learning Technologist 

Head of Innovation and Partnership

Head of Learning and Teaching Enhancement 

Head of Corporate Services

ICT Infrastructure Manager 

ICT Coordinator

Curriculum Lead

Learning Manager 

Director of Finance

Director of Information Services 

Head of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Programme Leader

Head of Growth 

E-learning and wed Design Manager 

Student Service lead

Academic Lead Developer 

Deputy Head of Education Enhancement 

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Covid-19 Notice

The health and wellbeing of our stakeholders are of paramount importance, we have therefore placed health and safety at the heart of all of our conference planning.
As well as continually monitoring UK and Scottish Government advice on events, we are actively engaging with key authorities and conference partners to ensure each conference is delivered in a controlled manner, in a sanitised conference venue environment managed by event industry professionals and adhering to the very latest guidance. All participants will be provided with our health and safety guidance in advance and during the conference.

2020 Speakers