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UKSG are developing a series of short topical webinar sessions focussing on the Further Education community. The third in the 2022 series is 'Hybrid, Virtual and Designing the Physical Study/Workspace'. Each year these popular sessions, free of charge to FE staff, aim to bring together learning resources and library managers to share best practice and innovation in the management, delivery and support of digital resources and library services in the further education arena. Please note that advance registration is required. This webinar will be recorded and all registrants will receive a link to the recording after the session.


December 13 2022 - 13:00
December 13 2022 - 14:15


United Kingdom

About the Event

Hybrid, Virtual and Designing the Physical Study/Workspace

The way libraries and their users work and learn has changed underpinned by new and emerging technologies and with that the library or study spaces have had to adapt. Learn how Milton Keynes college took a whole campus view of how our Study Centre (Library) was integral to a whole campus rethink around our spaces.The design of the space and function of the service also considered loan and use of VR, AR and other emerging technology equipment.


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You may still register for the recording of the webinar by visiting the GoToWebinar site.


Our speakers have kindly agreed to make their slides available. You may download them from here. Please use the correct attribution if you wish to refer to them.


Digital Diagnostics Criteria


Please, find here the Q&A document that our speakers have kindly produced.


The recording including transcript will be available shortly on the UKSG Webinar channel.

(Please note that webinars have software generated transcripts therefore are not 100% accurate. If you would like a copy of the transcript please feel free to contact



Penny Langford

Executive Head of Digital Learning at Milton Keynes College


Penny is Executive Head of Digital at Milton Keynes College and oversees the study spaces and staff as well as digital learning. Chair of the Digital Pedagogies Group she believes in using technology to provide the best experience for students and staff. Working with employers the team have recently been supporting the college to utilise emerging technology to enhance teaching and learning as well as to provide access to industry-leading equipment to develop skills and employability.



Sarah Evans

Librarian at Milton Keynes College


Sarah has 19 years’ experience of working in Milton Keynes College, prior to that she worked for Butterworths Lexis/Nexis, Clyde & Co Solicitors, The Treasury and Cabinet Office Library and the British Library (Sconul Traineeship). She gets great satisfaction from working in Education, both in managing resources, and promoting their use to staff and students.  MK College is a Microsoft Showcase college, and Sarah has had an opportunity to expand her Skills in Teams, Sharepoint, One Note, Stream, Sway, and the Microsoft Office Packages. These are transforming the support the Digital Learning team can offer staff and students alike. She has also experience in using Heritage Cirqa Library Management System, and developing our Study Centre Pages online. She has achieved two Microsoft Awards, MIEE (Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert) and MCE (Microsoft Certified Educator).



Louise Lancaster

Senior Digital Learning Specialist at Milton Keynes College


Louise’s background spans a variety of sectors from Early years, Hospitality, Public and Private Aviation, Scouting and most recently working with the Digital Resource Team at MK College.  Louise’s role is investigating new technologies to enhance the learning process, support tutors and students in understanding the different applications and how to implement them within their curriculum. Through her links within various industries, Louise’s experience in training and network building has ensured students have a realistic introduction to industry and the expectations required from employers, using technology to research companies, enhance communication skills as well as creating personal profiles to stand out amongst the crowd.



Valerie Brown

Senior Digital Learning Specialist at Milton Keynes College


Coming from a background in Multimedia, Valerie worked extensively in the production of training videos, which brought her into the Education and Training sector. Upon joining Milton Keynes College in 2019 Valerie delivered an interactive programme to 600+ students for gaining skills to be successful in their industry placement. Valerie’s has also taught Media and Animation and has delivered a series of digital skills and emerging technologies workshops for staff and students. Valerie’s particular interest is in Virtual Reality and other emerging technologies and how they can be used in the classroom to facilitate learning and enhance students’ experiences.


Learning outcomes

  • Reflect on the changes and digital transformation brought about by the pandemic.
  • Investigate the ways in which new and emerging technology is used in teaching and learning.
  • Identify how work and learning has changed.
  • Identify the digital skills needed for a new way of working.
  • Determine how spaces and services can be designed to accommodate new technology and ways of working.

Who should attend?

Learning resources/library staff in further education and sixth form colleges.

Subject level and previous knowledge required

Introductory and non-intensive, no previous knowledge or experience required


This is a free webinar and is open to members and non-members of UKSG alike - Please note that advance registration is required.

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UKSG wants to provide the best possible experience for all our delegates, making presentations as accessible and inclusive as possible.  Our intention were possible is to strongly encourage our speakers to provide auto generated closed captioning for both live and recorded events as well as to make sure their slides are as easy as possible for all people to read. In addition we can provide auto generated transcripts post event for each of the recorded sessions.

If you have particular accessibility needs or questions about this webinar, we welcome you to contact Samira Koelle.


This is a free webinar - Please note that advance registration is required.

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If you have already registered and are subsequently unable to attend, please do not cancel your registration - only active registrations will receive the recording in a follow-up e-mail.

NB: UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

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