Digital Transformation at the University of Lincoln Andy Beggan, Dean of digital education

A culture of enterprise & innovation

“Teaching practice must respond to our digital and 24/7 age, preparing students for a diverse and demanding future.”

University strategy: Thinking Ahead 2016-21

About Us

First University building opened by the Queen in 1996

14,000 students

Lincoln is ranked 22nd overall in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2019, and is a top 50 UK university in the Complete University Guide 2019.

Teaching Excellence Framework 2017

National Student Survey (NSS) 2018, students rated the University of Lincoln among the best in the country for overall student satisfaction, placing the University 7th in the UK.

Lincoln's Digital Vision

For Staff: The right technologies, working reliably and being used effectively

For Students: Enhanced confidence to create, collaborate and communicate digitally

For Everyone: A digital network that connects people to support learning and enhance the creation and sharing of new knowledge more effectively

Enhanced Spaces: That are integrated, coherent and support effective practice and collaboration

Delivering change

Digital Education Transformation Programme (DETP)

Digital Education Transformation Programme
Confidence = Savvy, Inventive & Resilient

Embedding within the Curriculum

'A flexible, interdisciplinary, inquiry-led learning experience that embraces collaboration, personalization and professional-practice as key drivers for student attainment.'

Supporting Change

What are we doing to support staff movement to the top-right?

Easy to Adopt & Hard to Fail

Outcome oriented support

Simple = best

Relevance & Benefit (for staff & students)

"...advancing through three stages: digital competence (in which a range of skills are gained), digital usage (in which these skills are used in an applied setting), and finally digital transformation (in which the application of skills leads to innovation and creativity)."

Source: The Digital Workplace Skills Framework: Ensuring the workforce is ready to work digitally (2018)

Supporting Staff


Inspiration: Recipes

Inspiration: Case Studies

'Maker' Workshops: Hands-on, outcome oriented...

How to Guides?

F2F: Digital Education Team

4 Digital Education Developers, 1 Digital Education Engagement Officer and 1 Digital Education Programme Officer

Working with Digital Leads

'Digital Leads operate in a ‘hub-and-spoke’ model, leading and informing activities within their own schools, whilst forming a valuable network at both College and University level to ensure the sharing of best practice and development of digital innovation'

Digital Leads Role Description

Partnering with students

Video Support Assistants

A Digital Education & Student Life Initiative

VSAs underpin digital engagement activities and have delivered significant growth in the adoption of video across the whole University.


  1. To enable student created content (published on Student Life)
  2. To offer support for the creation of video based learning resources

Just a few examples

All the eligible students on the creative courses within the College of Arts are provided with an Adobe CC full subscription with over 2000 students now using this suite as part of their studies

A cross discipline celebration of student work and business engagement at the annual festival of creativity (exhibitions, shows, workshops run over 2 weeks)

Over 2,000 visitors in 2018 (inc. businesses, schools and general public)


Callum Mitchell & Josh Brown (ex VSAs) picking up second place at the ALT Learning Technologist Team of the Year 2018
Enhancing Graduate Employability

Supporting our Students

Confidence to Create, Collaborate and Communicate

Student Life YouTube Channel: Video based support and advice
Student Life blog: By Students for Students
Wordpress service includes a personal blog site for every student
Student created promotional resources

Most of the completed courses to date cover graphic design, film production, CVs or business based courses.

Facebook Live Q&A
Supporting students to make the most of their social media profiles

Please contact us..

@AndyBeggan & @tacytrow



Created with images by matthew Feeney - "untitled image" • Samuel Zeller - "VR" • Aziz Acharki - "happy moment" • madsmith33 - "girl mud run" • moreharmony - "agree agreement asian" • Tumisu - "contact us contact email"

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a copyright violation, please follow the DMCA section in the Terms of Use.