What do you get when you bring over 110 delegates together from almost 50 institutions?
The Worktribe team were pleased to bring together Curriculum and Research users from all over the country to Bristol on the 13th and 14th June for two days of networking, seminars and an exclusive sneak peek at developments coming soon. Since 2019, Worktribe has run the conference for users to share ideas, experiences, and best practice to drive user-led innovation. Like everyone else, our last few Connect conferences have been online so it was great to have everyone back in person.
Connect isn’t like your usual HE or software conference. With an approachable and honest ethos, Worktribe lets the delegates lead the seminars and discussions on the day.
“I found this conference to be different from many others I’ve attended in the past, much more about collaboration and less about selling; more substance less BS.”
– University Attendee
Networking and discussion have always been top priority and this year delegates enjoyed switching table groups, seminar discussions and open forums.
“I really like all the opportunities to network. I know in larger conferences it doesn’t work as well, and we all just go off and check emails, but with a smaller event such as Connect it works really well. I had many conversations which will help me back at NTU.”
– Sarah Skelton – Nottingham Trent University
This year the delegates had an exciting start to the conference from Worktribe CEO Tom Price. Tom gave users a sneak peek into the upcoming changes to the Worktribe platform offering exciting new developments across our products. With our clients, we continue to further develop our sector leading configurable software whilst constantly evolving to meet the challenges of HE administration.
Day 1 continued with topics including risk and due diligence, contract management, recording impact, change panel, tips from Worktribe Support and a breakout session for Curriculum users. Our programme is developed with our users to make sure that the topics are key in the industry and there is something for everyone.
“What a great event with interesting presentations. It was brilliant and a pleasure to meet so many fellow Worktribers and hear about how they have implemented. Lots to take back and think about.”
– Gaynor Hollander – University of Cambridge
Making the most of the sunny weather Bristol had to offer, delegates ended day 1 with networking and drinks aboard SS Great Britain. There was no better way to finish off the day than exploring around the 170 year old ship and chatting with other users on the top deck.
Following client requests, we started off day two with Allan Macleod from the University of Bristol leading a session devoted to Sustainable Development Goals and what they mean for HE.
Dr Tracy Nevatte, Director of Research Strategy Delivery at the University of Keele, brought great discussion during the final session on ‘Empowering the Experts – that’s you!’. Dr Nevatte talked about Keele’s journey from building a business case to implementing Worktribe; how she keeps the momentum going by empowering and motivating her team throughout.
“Everyone was very friendly and welcoming, and it is one of the best conferences for networking that I have been too. The content was brilliant and there was something for everyone.”
– Spencer Asquith – University of St Andrews
The jam-packed couple of days could not have been a success without our amazing client speakers. We would also like to say a big thank you to all the delegates who made the trip for the conference. We hope everyone had some great conversations and left with plenty to take back to their teams.
“It was refreshing to feel the excitement and passion both from the Worktribe team and the other institutions. We have left feeling as though we are part of a community and have some great contacts with whom to share best practice and offer/accept advice.”
– Jason Milburn – University of Southampton
If you aren’t yet part of the Worktribe community – get in touch with the team to find out more.