Connect 2023

13th-14th June 2023 – SS Great Britain, Bristol

This event has now ended. Thank you to all those who came to Connect 23

Day 1


Registration, networking and coffee

11:00 – 11:45

Introduction and Worktribe News

11:45 – 12:30

It's a risky business


We are all aware of the increased demands for governance, due diligence and risk management at Universities. In this session we will enjoy input about the strategic challenges of governance, monitoring and presentation of data. There will also be the opportunity for table discussion around the specific demands in your particular area of the University, and different approaches to managing the risks.


12:30 – 13:30

Lunch and networking

13:30 – 15:00                                                                               Curriculum breakout session

13:30 – 14:00

Sign of the times


In this session Damon Querry, Edinburgh University, will present how they have used the Worktribe API to link their Worktribe Contract product to SharePoint. There will be a chance for questions too!


14:00 – 14:45

Sharing is caring

A group of mini sessions run by Worktribe Support

Time for the Worktribe Support Team to share their knowledge and experience on key areas. We’ll include a ‘how to’ session on Harvesting; an explanation of core administrator tasks and audit information; and showing some common Tickets and the resulting guidance. One not to miss!


14:45 – 15:15

Refreshments and networking

15:15 – 16:00

High Impact


Following recent development of the Worktribe Impact Product, we talk with some of the institutions that we worked with to develop the new functionality. Why is Impact important to them? What does it mean to their colleagues in different areas? How is the functionality being used? Were there unexpected discoveries in putting it in to practice?


16:00 – 16:45

Change panel


Whatever we are doing right now in our institutions, there is always change around the corner. In this session we will discuss with our panel what we think is next for Research, Curriculum, Professional Services and Technology in the areas that we work in.


16:45 – 17:00

Day 1 Summary

17:00 – 19:00

Drinks and networking on SSGB

Day 2

9:00 – 9:30

Arrival and networking

9:30 – 10:15

Exploring sustainable development goals in your institution


The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are set to “provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future”. Last year the Times Higher Education produced the first impact ranking of universities worldwide, based on those goals. During this session you will have the opportunity to discuss the SDGs, how they apply to University Curriculum and Research teams and what our teams might do to support this agenda.


10:15 – 10:45

Refreshments and networking

10:45 – 11:30

Empowering the experts - that's you!


In this session we will hear from Dr Tracy Nevatte, Director of Research Strategy Delivery at the University of Keele. We all know that it can be challenging to make things happen at speed in the complex environment of a University. Empowering those in the business can help overcome this challenge, both during Implementation Projects and in the Continuous Improvement stage required to deliver on ever changing and developing strategies.

11:30 – 12:00

Final session and what's next


Time for a little reflection on the conference, and to look forward to the future of Worktribe – Development, Implementation, Client partnership, Product partnership, Support and QA.


12:00 – 13:00

Lunch and networking

Venue information

How to find us

The conference centre can be found on the site of the Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Great Wester Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, BS1 6TY

You can find a wealth of information on how to get there by foot, bicycle, train, ferry, bus or road on the SS Great Britain website here.

As you enter the site, you will see the building (shown above) on the left. Delegate badges can be collected in the foyer of this building, accessed from the courtyard.

Where to stay

The IBIS Hotel, just 15 min walk from SSGB are offering all Connect 23 delegates 15% discount on public rates (from £138). To book simply email and use the code “Worktribe Conference”. The discount will be available up to May 31st, 2023. 

Other hotel options…

Marriott – BS1 5TA
10 minute walk to venue – approx £232

The Bristol – BS1 4QF
10 minute walk to venue – approx £200

Radisson Blu – BS1 4BY
15 minute walk to venue – approx £202

Mercure Brigstow – BS1 4SP
20 Minute walk to venue – approx £163

Please note: All prices are for a double room for one night (13th June) including breakfast and within 0.5 miles of the SS Great Britain Venue. Prices based on search on 20/02/23.