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  1. 1. Jisc’s value to FE: Ayrshire College
  2. 2. Ayrshire College has three main campuses in Ayr, Kilmarnock and Kilwinning, Ayrshire, offering FE, HE and apprenticeships. It took part in an independent study to investigate the value it gets from its Jisc membership. This is what it discovered. Kilwinning Ayr Kilmarnock Jisc's value to FE: Ayrshire College 2
  3. 3. Ayrshire College’s Jisc subscription* alone saves the college £318,000 of costs each year – an ROI of 76%. Add in the college’s use of optional services and the saving is £418,000 Here’s how * If Ayrshire College were in England, its Jisc subscription for 2020/21 would be £37,632 and all savings are based on this figure Jisc's value to FE: Ayrshire College 3
  4. 4. Cyber security – headline savings Ayrshire saves nearly £250,000 a year by using Jisc’s cyber security support. Jisc's value to FE: Ayrshire College 4 £54,343 In cost saving £195,000 Cost avoidance 3 FTE Without Jisc, Ayrshire would need three extra cyber-skilled full-time staff, which would be unaffordable
  5. 5. Jisc's value to FE: Ayrshire College 5 Cyber security critical service protection is a good insurance policy
  6. 6. Cyber security - trust Ayrshire College says it trusts Jisc‘s cyber security service because it is: Jisc's value to FE: Ayrshire College 6 Designed for the sector – information, advice and guidance is geared towards FE vulnerabilities and threats Unique in terms of sector focus, intelligence and knowledge of sector-specific attacks and threats. Based on the Janet Network, which is “high quality and highly reliable”
  7. 7. Cyber security – context Jisc's value to FE: Ayrshire College 7 A cyber security-based outage would seriously impact teaching as far more resources are now online. Teaching A four-hour outage would cause 683 hours of teaching to be lost Impact A 70-minute attack on Ayrshire College (based on its 2019/20 attacks) cost £232,260
  8. 8. Jisc's value to FE: Ayrshire College 8 Secure connectivity is of critical value – now and into the future
  9. 9. Connectivity - savings Jisc's value to FE: Ayrshire College 9 Ayrshire enjoys other connectivity-related savings: eduroam £33,000 (1 FTE) The sector-wide federated service is heavily used and especially beneficial for multi campus colleges. Managed router service £4,200 (24 days) Ayrshire could not recruit to manage its own router service. Jisc saves effort and fills a skills gap.
  10. 10. Learning resources - benefits Jisc’s sector-wide negotiations also mean Ayrshire College can provide more digital resources to learners than it would otherwise be able to:  Chest Adobe software savings mean access to Adobe for many learners, with some courses completely reliant on the software  The vocational resources help curriculum and course development, are being actively promoted and would be unaffordable without Jisc  Jisc eBooks are easy to access, have accessibility features, reduce the risk of losing stock and helped keep a consistent student experience during Covid  Jisc’s license subscription manager is “useful and straightforward” Jisc's value to FE: Ayrshire College 10
  11. 11. Learning resources – headline savings Jisc’s learning resources save Ayrshire College £137,30. How? Annual cost saving Licensing £18,452 Jisc e-books £23,941 CHEST software £94,637 Totals £137,030 Jisc's value to FE: Ayrshire College 11
  12. 12. Trust and identity – benefits Single sign on, enabled by Jisc’s federated access, makes it as easy as possible for students and staff to access learning resources. For Ayrshire College it:  Saves library staff time and effort that can be used to support learners instead  Provides more accurate statistics than the VLE, helps to avoid unnecessary purchases, increases access, enables smarter purchasing and supports curriculum development  Helps keep systems secure as it allows the college to detect compromised accounts Jisc's value to FE: Ayrshire College 12 If we didn’t use Jisc I don’t know if we’d have the skill sets to do it on our own.
  13. 13. Trust and identity – headline savings Annual effort / cost avoided Jisc's value to FE: Ayrshire College 13 Federated access: Library 183 hours / £2,811 Federated access: technology 80 hours / £1,587 Certificate service £3,144 Federated access allows us more time to spend on teaching and learning support. Totals 0.2 FTE / £10,353
  14. 14. Student and staff experience Ayrshire College values Jisc’s advice, guidance, events, development and consultancy. It also saved £21,000 of one-off costs and effort by using the digital experience insights survey and the building digital capabilities framework. Annual cost avoided One-off cost avoided Digital experience insights £5,000 N/A Digital capability framework £6,100 £21,000 Totals £11,100 £21,000 Jisc's value to FE: Ayrshire College 14
  15. 15. Jisc's value to FE: Ayrshire College 15 Jisc is good at everything from tech support to strategic ideas
  16. 16. Jisc’s value For Ayrshire College, Jisc is not simply a supplier – it is a trusted partner: Jisc's value to FE: Ayrshire College 16 “Jisc understands FE” “Jisc is reactive to sector needs” “Jisc always help solve challenges”
  17. 17. Without Jisc… “We’d spend more money to get the currently sector-wide negotiated resources or would have less choice.” “We couldn’t afford the level of services and if we wanted to maintain the same level then other things in the college would have to go.” “Network and cyber reliability and the sense of being protected would be lost and concern and risk would increase.” Jisc's value to FE: Ayrshire College 17
  18. 18. Ayrshire College worked with independent consultant Richard Hadfield to look at its portfolio of Jisc services and analyse the cost savings, costs avoided and the benefits to learners, staff and the college as a whole. Ayrshire’s senior managers, teachers, librarians, learning resource managers, IT and finance staff took part in workshops and post-workshop meetings to share their views. Together they agreed the findings. Jisc's value to FE: Ayrshire College 18

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