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ACADEMICSTUDYSKILLS  
This would facilitate communication, spread ideas and share examples of good practice among academic skills/study skills lecturers and tutors.

AFRICANPROTEST  
To provide a forum for academics and activists to discuss African social movements. To circulate information about upcoming events and mobilise support. To provide linkages between activists and academics in Africa and the UK.

AJEAFRICA  
The Africa-UK Journalism Education Exchange Network is an initiative to improve the quality of journalism education in Africa and the UK, and to boost international university links. As part of the effort to increase the capacity of media trainers and journalism education institutions, UNESCO, through its International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), is funding the launch of this network. This initiative is the result of cooperation between the UK National Commission for UNESCO, the University of Bedfordshire in Luton, the Association for Journalism Educators (AJE) and the Polytechnic of Namibia. After a successful conference in Luton in April 2012, this list was created to further deepen the links and collaboration initiated by the conference, and to form the locus of a range of further opportunities. Membership is open to journalism educators in Africa and the UK, and interested other parties.

AMBITIONS  
marketing, recuitment and international education issues

ARC-UKBAPG  
This list is used by Academic Registrars Council (ARC) members and their nominees interested in attending a practitioners group about Home Office: UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) regulations relevant to Higher Education Institutions.

ASQUS  
This list is used by the international research community to share methodological developments in qualitative evidence synthesis. This will include details of conference and training events, new methodological literature and methods enquiries.

BACS  
This list is used by BACS to make announcements to circulate information from its members and associates with reference to Chinese Studies. Please note that subscription to this list does not mean that you become a member of BACS. To become a member, visit our website at www.bacsuk.org.uk.

BANGLADESH-RESEARCH-NETWORK  
The Bangladesh Research Network (BRN) aims to bring together students, academics and researchers from a variety of academic disciplines united by a common interest in Bangladesh. The network wishes to draw together people working on Uruguay that may otherwise not know each other; in this way, the network aims facilitate debate and discussion, exchange information on relevant conferences and news on Bangladesh, organise events and establish a forum for continued interaction and communication among scholars on Bangladesh. The network is open to students (both undergraduate and postgraduate), academic staff and researchers. It is a UK based network but anyone is welcome to join; we particularly welcome members from Bangladesh itself.

BIICL-PRIVATEINTLAW  
This forum, promoted and moderated by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, seeks to facilitate discussion of developments and themes in private international law including at a domestic, European and international level among those teaching, practising and studying the subject in the United Kingdom.

BLFDEVGROUP  
This list has been retained 22/07/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list A list to facilitate the discussion and sharing of ideas, information and documents for the BLF Development Group

BUILA  
This list acts as a discussion forum for professionals in international higher education. Discussion will include debate on topics such as policy, strategy, marketing, quality assurance and liaison with colleagues in UCAS, The British Council, UKCOSA, CVCP etc

BULGARIA-DISCUSS  
This list has been retained 05/09/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The aim of the mailing list is to establish a discussion and information forum for HE staff with specific interests in Bulgaria (language, history, culture, current reforms, collaboration in HE projects, etc).

BUTEX-OPENFORUM  
This list has been retained 20/04/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list An information and news discussion service facilitated by BUTEX , the British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association, concerned with Uk / North American university student and faculty exchange and Study Abroad.

CLARIN-UK  
Discussion list for the network of UK researchers associated with the pan-European CLARIN project, building an infrastructure for the support of advanced research in the humanities using electronic language resources.

CONSIDER  
This list is aimed to serve as a coordination tool between Civil Society Organisations involved in research governance. It is linked to the EU FP7 research project CONSIDER (Civil Society Organisations in Research Governance), http://www.consider-project.eu

CPDFORUM  
The CPD Forum is a specialist group for those in higher education institutions involved in the development, delivery and marketing of continuing professional development, executive education and short courses. It provides a platform and opportunity to sharing best practices.

CRAHEARACADEMY2013  
HEAR Academy is a one year Institutional Support Initiative to help #institutions implement the Higher Education Achievement Report. It will #focus upon bespoke support at institutional level and in intended to #compliment any activities offered by the Higher Education Academy or #others at national level.

CREATIVE-ECONOMY-AFRICA  
Mailing List for the AHRC funded research network UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORTING CREATIVE ECONOMIES IN AFRICA: EDUCATION, NETWORKS AND POLICY. The mailing list will share news, events and research updates on the creative economy of Africa and its international connections.

DEFENDING-ACADEMIC-FREEDOM  
This list is used by CAFAS to provide a forum for views on defending and developing academic freedom for the education and research community.

DEFSA  
This list has been retained 06/12/2013 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list DEFSA seeks to develop design education in Africa. The UK can play a significant role by facilitating and contributing to an international dialogue, news and conference announcements via a jiscmail list.

DESIGN-RESEARCH-ALLIANCE  
This list has been retained 29/09/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The Design Research Alliance aims to support academic research across a broad range of design disciplines. It builds on the activities of world-leading centres of excellence and provides a range of collaborative activities to celebrate, highlight and promote #meaningful academic design research. The list will support development and delivery of these activities, and the dissemination of information and resources to a growing membership.

EASTAFRICARECRUIT  
This list is used by UK HE staff involved in; recruitment, exchanges and administering research projects in East Africa.

ECPA  
This list is for the discussion of issues relating to the European Cultural Policy and Practice and the related subject pedagogy of universities and independent organisations. Cross disciplinary approaches including Museums, Heritage, Galleries, Performing/Visual Arts, Festivals, etc are encouraged.

EFYEN  
This list provides space for discussion around issues relating to first year experience. It will include news and discussion items as identified by members.

ELO-YH  
This list has been retained 01/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list ELO-YH is a discussion group for European Liaison Officers in Yorkshire and Humberside. It is primarily concerned with issues relating to European research or education funding. Members are staff at local HEIs with a professional interest in European research and/or education funding.

ESCANOR  
1. This list is used by Jisc for research communities and the public about Escanor 2. This is designed to interest and receive contributions from all disciplines 3. Discussions would build information foundations enabling knowledge dissemination 4.Envisaged output: conferences, publications, networking and sharing of knowledge

ESTUDOSGALEGOS  
Lista de correo da Asociación Internacional de Estudos Galegos para o intercambio de información relacionada cos Estudos Galegos, perspectivas profesionais, e para favorecer o networking entre os seus membros.

FANSTUDIES  
This list is used by members of the Fan Studies Network, to disseminate information such as calls for papers, publicizing events, and discussion about pertinent topics.

FEDAIDADMIN  
This list has been retained 25/04/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is to aid discussion around universities on issues relating to US Federal Student Aid programmes and the audit compliance requirements on them.

FRIENDSOFWISDOM  
A group concerned that academic inquiry should help humanity acquire more wisdom by rational means. Wisdom is taken to be the capacity to realize what is of value in life, for oneself and others. It includes knowledge, understanding and technological know-how, and much else besides.

FRIENDSOFWISDOM-D  
A group concerned to discuss issues arising in connection with the view that academic inquiry should help humanity acquire more wisdom by rational means. Wisdom is taken to be the capacity to realize what is of value in life, for oneself and others. It includes knowledge, understanding and technological know-how, and much else besides.

GLOBALCITIZENSHIPHE  
Group of scholars from ESRC-funded Global Citizenship symposium held in Hong Kong 8 - 10 December 2013

GLOMIN  
Dissemination of knowledge on international mineral law and policy.

GRUNDTVIG-PARTNERS  
This list has been retained 24/09/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list This list is for the partners in the Grundtvig programme, a sub-programme of the European cooperation project, SOCRATES. The project title is 'Increasing Adult Education from European Universities', and is due to start in September 2000.

GULF-CONSORTIUM-RECRUITMENT  
This group is used by UK university recruitment staff to make announcements for the purposes of recruitment and collaborative activities in the MENA region

HEAR-EMPLOYER-INTEREST  
Allowing employers and recruiters to keep up to date with HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report) developments, and to be the first to recieve notice of plans for national implementation.

HEURO  
HEURO is the Association of UK Higher Education European Officers. It was founded in 1992 and currently has 70 member institutions across the UK. It aims to provide a platform for all European Officers in HE and more specifically to: To provide opportunities for higher education staff involved in European activities to share experiences. In particular, provide initial professional development opportunities for staff new to European activities. To promote models of good practice in obtaining European Union funding and in managing European Union programmes by sharing experiences of those working in this area within higher education. To represent the views of its members when dealing with national and international professional and educational bodies, including the production of positioning papers on strategic issues and to act as a channel of communication between such organisations and HEURO's members. To promote the benefits of Internationalisation in Higher Education.

HPEMASTERS  
Discussion list for international colleagues who lead and teach on postgraduate programmes in Health Professions Education.

I-NTERNET  
Open debate on creative and powerful ways of dealing with the Web for people involved in social and political development of knowledge. Talking about information technology to improve ways of sharing the knowledge, promoting networks, and having an impact into public debates via the WEB.

I-TRUST  
The aim of iTrust is to provide a forum for cross-disciplinary investigation of the application of trust as a means of establishing security and confidence in the global computing infrastructure, recognizing trust as a crucial enabler for meaningful and mutually beneficial interactions.

ILPAN  
This list is for an interdisciplinary research network on International Law and Policy in Africa. The network is made up of a group of scholars and practitioners in this area. The list provides opportunities to share information, knowledge and research, debate issues, make announcements, arrange workshops, and enhance research collaboration.

INTERNATIONAL-EDUCATION-POLICY  
This list has been retained 17/02/2016. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Education is high on the agenda of many countries. The list will foster knowledge and understanding of similarities and differences in policy responses to similar educational issues. There are many resemblances between UK and USA whereas the rest of Europe has responded in quite different ways.

INTL-RESEARCH-DEV-NETWORK  
The International Research Development Network is intended to provide a forum for staff at UK Universities to learn more about funding opportunities for international research collaboration and partnership development, outside of the EU research and innovation framework programmes and structural funds.

INTSOCWORK  
This list has been retained 17/02/2016. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list INTSOCWORK is for academics, practitioners and students who have an interest in international or comparative social work.

JACSON-PILOT  
This list has been retained 12/02/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list There is a JACSoN Project web site which carries news and progress postings from various groups within the project. This email group will be used initially to drive traffic to the site as developments occur. Subsequently it may itself be a pilot group for use of the Jisc Conext product.

JISCTNELICENSING  
List managed by Jisc for those interested in participating in Jisc Collections' TNE Licensing Pilot - Licensing for users based at campuses and partner sites abroad.

LATCOP  
To coordinate communications of the UK Higher Education International Unit's Latin America Community of Practice.

LEGAL-TRANSLATION  
This is a sub-list of TRANSLATIO A forum administered by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the Institute of Modern Languages Research at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, to share information about Legal Translation in general, and about our new Legal Translation initiative.

LIS-ILIG  
ILIG - the International Library and Information Group - is a Special Interest Group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. CILIP is the leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers in the United Kingdom. ILIG's special interest is library and information science world-wide. About a third of ILIG's membership is based outside the U.K. This discussion list aims to facilitate communication between international librarians, to share information about global activities and conferences of interest to the international community of information professionals.

LIS-INTERNATIONAL  
The primary aim of the list is to exchange information, experience in supporting international students in academic libraries.

LIVING-ACTION-RESEARCH  
This list has been retained 17/02/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list – contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Living Action Research is a forum for the open discussion, support and exchange of ideas, data for its members working in Action Research Methodology

LUCEM  
The LUCEM mailing list is used for the discussion, distribution and the exchange of information relating to the study of English music. URL: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/lucem

MAHARA-UK  
Mahara UK is for all those interested in the Mahara e-Portfolio. It will disseminate information on developments and events, specifically the annual conference.

MENASP  
This list will provide a forum for policy debate and academic communication around issues of social justice and prosperity in the region of the Middle East and North Africa.

MIDWIFE-RESEARCH-ADVISORY-NETWORK  
aim of list is to provide a closed forum for researchers in midwifery, perinatal and women's health in UK and overseas who are able to provide research advice and expertise to the ICM.

MODELTEST  
This list has been retained 07/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list A mailing list to help prepare the modeltest fp7 project proposal

OER13-PLANNING  
All members of this list are active in OER practice and/or research. They form the planning committee for the OER13 conference (March 2013), co-chaired by Jackie Carter and Chris Pegler

OPERA-SCHOLARS  
A list for the discussion of developments in opera scholarship and research. Conference announcements may be included.

PARADATA  
This list has been retained 12/04/2016. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list In 2009 the NCRM funded NatCen to set up a Network for Methodological Innovation on the Use of Survey Paradata in UK Social Surveys. This network aims to: (1) promote the opportunities and benefits of using paradata for survey design, survey management, survey evaluation and methodological research; (2) identify the potential for improving the cost-efficiency and quality of survey data collection using paradata; (3) stimulate debate about the challenges of using survey paradata; (4)encourage research using survey paradata. What Paradata is: Couper (1998) is accredited with introducing the term “paradata” to the field of survey methodology. It refers to data on the process of collecting data such as number of calls before contact was made, keystroke data, length of interview, cost data, interviewer characteristics, response rates. <HTML> In 2009 the NCRM funded NatCen to set up a Network for Methodological Innovation on the Use of Survey Paradata in UK Social Surveys. This network aims to:<br> (1) promote the opportunities and benefits of using paradata for survey design, survey management, survey evaluation and methodological research;<br> (2) identify the potential for improving the cost-efficiency and quality of survey data collection using paradata;<br> (3) stimulate debate about the challenges of using survey paradata;<br> (4)encourage research using survey paradata.<br> <br> What Paradata is:<br> Couper (1998) is accredited with introducing the term “paradata” to the field of survey methodology. It refers to data on the process of collecting data such as number of calls before contact was made, keystroke data, length of interview, cost data, interviewer characteristics, response rates. </HTML>

POSTDOC-ASSOC  
Discussion group of the UK's Association of Postdoctoral Researchers: for help, policy campaigning and the exchange of information about career opportunities, international research communities and research mobility.

PUBLIC-AFFAIRS  
The list is for Corporate and Public Affairs academics and practitioners interested in International Research. ie Campaigns, Lobbying and Regulation

RCUK-AF  
This list has been retained 07/08/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Forum and announcements list for Academic Fellows

REPRESENTING-PROSTITUTION  
The figure of the Prostitute is a highly enduring and controversial figure. This group engages in academic discussion around this topic. We hope to explore and engage with all aspects of the subject area and we invite all in all fields of study to engage and participate.

RESIDENCE-ABROAD  
A list for university tutors/coordinators of student residence abroad, undertaken as part of degree programmes.

ROYALSTUDIES  
This group is connected to the Royal Studies Network, a new community of scholars working on research with royal themes or those with an interest in monarchal topics. It is designed to support the sharing of ideas, research, conferences, publications etc which would appeal to the group members. Ideally this group will also provide a forum which will enable members to find other individuals to develop collaborative research projects with, both in the UK and globally.

SESIG  
A forum for the exchange of ideas, resources and activities relating to the support and development of social enterprise. A multi-disciplinary network to support the fostering of enterprise through education, community projects and partnerships.

SIBMAS  
This list is used by members of SIBMAS to exchange news and views on the care and documentation of performing arts collections

SPMNEWS  
To enable discussion of Omicron Scanning Probe Microscopy instruments and software.

STEEPLE  
The Steeple projects are JISC funded UK Higher Education community projects. It seeks to investigate, develop, and document sustainable institutional infrastructure to support #university wide educational audio/video processing and podcasting.

STUDENTS-IN-20C-EUROPE  
This list is used to foster debate, academic collaboration and exchange on topics related to the history of students in twentieth century Europe broadly defined.

SU-INTERNATIONAL  
This list is for student officers and staff in students unions, FE and HE institutions interested in internationalising students' unions. Common topics include information on upcoming events on internationalisation and international students, international students in crisis, information on campaigns for international students, and new information on building global student communities.

SUSTAINABILITY-INTERNATIONAL  
This list is for university staff across the world to discuss sustainability issues and solutions. The aim is to provide a global network for sharing best practice in the field of sustainability and its application to university operations. Inspired by the Making Universities Sustainable Conference in Copenhagen 2014. This is the first global email-list for HE Sustainability Professionals and is intended to be a hotbed of discussion for everything sustainability related in the sector, a place to share bright ideas and best practice and ensure that we are working together on a global scale to tackle the issues surrounding sustainability. It is completely free of charge and open to anyone working in sustainability in the higher education sector. There are a couple of ground rules: - Please keep the discussion friendly - Please keep to the subject of sustainability - Please keep the emails in English. Helpful tips: If you would like to start a private discussion please reply to the sender’s email address and not hit the ‘reply’ button. To enable his to happen please remember to provide your email address in your contact details when you sign off an email to the group.

SUV-MEMBERS  
The International Council on Archives Section on University and Research Institution Archives listserv is a members forum for professional discussion

SWERN-CUSTOMER-ENGAGEMENT  
This list has been retained 30/09/2015. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The project team set up to oversee customer engagement in the SWERN (South West England Regional Network) region.

SWERN-JPA-DISENGAGEMENT  
This list has been retained 30/09/2015. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The project team set up to oversee the disengagement of SWERN(South West England Regional Network)from tghe JPA contract.

SWERN-NETWORK-TRANSITION  
This list has been retained 30/09/2015. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The project team set up to oversee the transition of JANET customers to the new network in the South West.

SWERN-PROGRAMME-BOARD  
The programme board appointed to oversee the SWERN (South West England Regional Network) disengagement project.

SWERN-TUPE  
This list has been retained 30/09/2015. No one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list. contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The project team set up to oversee the TUPE process for SWERN staff.

SWITCH  
This list has been retained 14/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list The overall goal of the SWITCH project it to catalyse change towards more sustainable urban water management in the City of the Future. This list is to host the first e-conference of the SWITCH project. Increasing global change pressures, escalating costs and other risks inherent to conventional urban water management are causing cities to face ever increasing difficulties in efficiently managing scarcer and less reliable water resources. As well, satisfying water uses/services and waste water disposal without creating environmental, social or economic damage is an ever more difficult challenge.

TBIFAMILIES  
Announcement list primarily although not exclusively for researchers and professionals working in health and social care settings for the dissemination of knowledge and information about traumatic brain injury and its wider effects on carers, relatives and families.

TNESIG  
This list is to be used by staff in higher education institutions across the UK, to share good practice and experiences in the area of teaching, learning and quality enhancement in transnational education. It is envisaged that the list will play a critical part in developing a Community of Practice, where resources and experiences will be shared and members will be able to ask questions and seek /provide feedback to the €œ'community'.

TRANSFORMATIVEEDUCATION-ALSTUDY  
This list has been retained 15/03/2016 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact helpline@jiscmail.ac.uk for all enquiries regarding this list Educators/postgraduate students in Higher Education are reflecting critically on their learning, teaching, assessment, curriculum and educational professional practice to improve the quality of their practice, earning the award of a higher degree.

UK-CHINA-VIS  
This list is to support the discussion and collaboration between the UK and China data visualisation research community.

UK-EELT  
The UK-EELT list is a subscription based mailing list to alert members of the UK community on developments of the European Extremely Large Telescope program. It will cover relevant news and announcements from the UK and the European Southern Observatory and other partner countries.

UKEMNNN  
The aims of the UK European Migration Network (EMN) National Network are to: (i) develop ties between researchers and Home Office Science: Migration and Border Analysis; (ii) to integrate the members of the UK National Network further into EMN activities (e.g. information provision, analysis, informing policy development, and to discuss EMN activities and study findings); and, (iii) to secure an exchange of information between external UK Network members and Home Office Science, so that research agendas are mutually informed by current and future EMN reports and studies, and so creating opportunities for collaboration. UK EMN National Network members are predominantly external migration researchers from academia, think tanks, NGOs and OGDs.

US-LOANS  
Forum to discuss issues surrounding administration and federal regulatory compliance for US Loans

VIRTUALMOBILITY  
This list is devoted to Internet-based internationalisation of curriculum at Higher Education institutions, which is often known as "virtual mobility". The list is aimed at educators, researchers, academic developers, learning technologists, policy-makers and anyone interested in using online technologies in order to facilitate students' access to international experience opportunities and intercultural development.

WELLBEING-ADVISORS  
This list is used by student wellbeing advisory personnel to share information,to discuss service development and delivery.The list enables the development of links between student support personnel working within Higher Education systems in the United Kingdom.

WORKINTEGRATEDLEARNINGUK  
This list will be used by the Alliance to facilitate communication between members of the network and encourage discussion on themes related to work integrated learning.