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Turning up the HEAT in Wales

Date posted: 05/02/2010

JISC TechDis is once again inviting bids for HEAT scheme funding from higher education institutions to boost inclusive practice.

As the UK’s leading advisory service on inclusion and accessibility, JISC TechDis is keen to encourage universities and colleges to develop and promote good inclusive practice in teaching and learning. Round 4 of the Heat scheme (HEAT4Wales) is open to staff working in HE or FE institutions in receipt of HEFCW (Higher Education Funding Council for Wales) funding. Projects can be specific to the teaching of a particular discipline, support a specific role or have a more generic applicability right across the sector.

The HEAT scheme will provide staff working in higher education in Wales (teaching staff, library staff, careers officers, staff developers, IT specialists and accessibility or support specialists) with technology with which to develop or uncover an aspect of good inclusive practice. Previous rounds have led to a number of successful projects that have impacted on accessibility practice in UK institutions and some have gone on to be nominated for awards.

A key focus of HEAT4Wales will be the JISC priority areas; Lifelong Learning, Work-Related Learning, Employer Engagement and Business & Community Engagement.

Project Bids, up to a maximum of £1200, will be evaluated by a panel consisting of JISC TechDis and volunteers from the Higher Education Academy and JISC RSC Wales and must be submitted by 22 February 2010.

For more details, and to download a bid form, please see
Deadline for submissions: 22 February 2010