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JISCThis guidance seeks to inform how to join the national SDF Jiscmail –  

Jiscmail is a service that currently runs electronic discussion lists for UK academics and support staff. is the list set up by the Staff Development Forum for discussions on any aspect of staff development, broadly interpreted.


Who can join national SDF Jiscmail?

Members of the SDF – staff developers across Higher Education institutions who are able to produce an institutional email address.


What are the rules of engagement?

For a posting to be eligible, it must relate to the work and development of staff developers in Higher Education. National SDF Jiscmail must not be used for unsolicited commercial advertising.


How can I join the National SDF Jiscmail?

This site will take you to the SDF Registration page on Jiscmail, where you will be able to  join the SDF JISCMail.

You will be asked to enter your name and email address (from a Higher Education institution). All messages have [SDF] automatically inserted in the subject line.


How can I search the National SDF Jiscmail?

This site will take you to the SDF Jiscmail homepage, where you will be able to see all messages exchanged so far.   You will be able to search for your topics of interest.


I am an independent consultant, represent a private company, how can I engage with the SDF?

If you are not eligible to be an SDF member, you can join the SDF Partner Jiscmail to hear from us on opportunities for partnership and collaboration.

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