UKSG Webinars


Webinar /ˈwebɪˌnɑː(r)/ Noun [countable]

A talk on a subject which is given over the Internet, allowing a group of people in different places to watch, listen and sometimes respond on the same occasion. Origin 1990s: blend of web and seminar. (With thanks to Macmillan Dictionary and Oxford Dictionaries)


Welcome to UKSG webinars

UKSG offers a range of free webinars which support distance learning and attract professionals with diverse experience from a wide range of organisations throughout the world.

"The webinars are consistently excellent and always pay a dividend in terms of the time invested in attending the live events or watching the recordings." - Jane Daniels, Cardiff Metropolitan University

"UKSG webinars provide an excellent opportunity to keep informed about industry developments and to consider the direction of travel that might impact the strategy of your own organisation." - Phil Caisley, Portage Consulting

The webinars do not replace existing seminars, but fulfil a need for those who cannot attend the face-to-face sessions to access expert speakers from their own desks, at their own convenience. They are open to all (you do not need to be a member of UKSG).

The sessions are hosted live, to enable audience participation, however, they are also recorded to enable registrants to watch and listen to the recording at a time more suitable to their time zone or schedule. Follow the chat on Twitter - #UKSGwebinar


2017 webinars:

  • 2 May 2017 - FE Sector (title TBC) presented by Lis Parcell, Jisc


All webinars to date are available free of charge.

Please click on the year of interest to see the individual webinar titles. (To view the recordings, you may need the VLC Media Player.)


2016 webinars


What can you expect as a participant?

  • Up-to-date, expert opinion

  • A boost to your CPD

  • Answers to specific questions about your particular situation (there are two opportunities to ask questions – during registration which influences the webinar’s content and during the Q&A)

  • The in-put of many other participants representing different sectors of the international knowledge community

  • A link to a recording of the webinar

  • Access to the slides (if available) and, often, a Q&A document


What can you expect as a speaker?

  • The opportunity to present to a broad section of the international knowledge community and to form closer links with that community

  • The chance to engage in pre- and post-webinar discussions on social media

  • The chance to seek feedback or volunteers

  • The opportunity to acquire or develop online presentation skills

  • A voucher worth £100 which can be redeeemed against any UKSG event

Speaker Guidance

Read the Speaker Guidance to help you prepare for and deliver a successful webinar.


Information for Participants

Person looking at and touching the screen of a notebook computer We strive to make your participation in UKSG webinars as enjoyable and trouble-free as possible. You may therefore like to read the Notes for Participants to help you prepare.



Fingers typing on a black keyboard Please contact Maria Campbell if you have any questions. If you are interested in presenting a UKSG webinar or would like to suggest a subject or speaker we'd like to hear from you.


“Webinars allow me to attend sessions on topics both critical and tangential to my work with no more investment than my time--it's like being able to have a tasting plate from a dozen conferences.” – Colette Mak, University of Notre Dame

“It's easy to participate in a UKSG webinar. You get great examples of best practice, good ideas, and contact information if you want to follow up - and you don't have to travel.”– Marie Cairney, University of Glasgow


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