• Date and time: Wednesday 16 June 2021, 6pm to 7pm
  • Location: Online
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

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The world we live in is no-longer purely physical: there’s a digital realm we inhabit too - we work, shop, chat and play online. The internet has transformed our world - made it smaller in some ways, bigger in others – and there’s a whole new landscape for us to explore, full of danger and excitement.

So, let’s set out towards these infinite horizons, curiously, critically, creatively! Let’s reimagine our digital future: What challenges might we face? What powers can we gain? What skills do we need?

Join Susan Halfpenny, Stephanie Jesper and Siobhan Dunlop from the University of York’s Teaching and Learning Team as they voyage into our possible futures via the impossibly futuristic medium of video chat.


This is a YouTube Premiere event. You’ll be sent a link to the screening a couple of days before it takes place, as well as a reminder an hour before. You can ask the speakers your questions live in the YouTube chat throughout the stream.

About the speakers

Susan Halfpenny is the Teaching and Learning Manager with the University of York’s Information Services. The Teaching and Learning Team have expertise in digital literacy capabilities, including ICT literacy and information, data and media literacy. They provide support to both staff and students in the development of digital capabilities and best use of applications to support teaching, research and administration.

Siobhan Dunlop is a Teaching and Learning Advisor in Information Services at the University of York, working to develop and deliver digital skills training for students and staff with a focus on digital creativity, coding, and how digital technologies affect our lives.

Steph Jesper has spent the last umpteen years living in spreadsheets. She's a qualified Librarian who moonlights in IT, developing and delivering digital skills training for students and staff at the University of York. Prior to that, she’s had fun at a range of educational establishments, and less fun trying to sell records online. Her role model is Maggie Philbin, her favourite Doctor Who serial is The Stones of Blood, her Eurovision Song Contest of choice is 1977, and her preferred Treasure Hunt episode is Birmingham (series 2) – all things she’s been able to re-watch thanks to the internet.


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