Digital Special Interest Group – Launch Event

Join the Digital Special Interest Group for their first event!

Venue: Online

Date: Thursday, 25 July

Time: 12:00 – 12:45

Price: Free and exclusive to AHEP Members

About this event

This workshop is hosted by AHEP’s Digital Special Interest Group (SIG).

About the Digital SIG

The Digital SIG is a group that welcomes anyone who uses digital technology in their working lives; no in-depth experience in digital tools or software is required to be a member of this SIG. We only ask for a desire and willingness to learn new skills and consideration of innovative ways of working with technology. 

Interested in becoming a member of this SIG? Find out more about this SIG and join now by completing the short form linked.

About the event

Join us for an engaging session where we introduce the Digital Special Interest Group (Digital SIG)! Meet the co-leads, learn about our aims and ambitions, and get a sneak peek into the exciting future events we have planned. This is also a great opportunity for us to hear from you—our valued AHEP members—about your needs and desires. Your feedback will help shape the direction of our SIG. Don’t miss this chance to be part of a community dedicated to harnessing digital tools for positive impact.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

Details in brief

Venue: Online

Date: Thursday, 25 July

Duration: 12:00 – 12:45

Price: Free to AHEP Members

If you have any questions, please contact

This event has been organised and will be hosted by the Digital Special Interest Group. Interested in becoming a member of this SIG? Find out more about this SIG and join now by completing the short form linked.


Darius Akhavan Hezaveh, Digital SIG Co-Lead Coordinator

Lean Practitioner

University of Nottingham

Connect with Darius on LinkedIn

I have a diverse background in the Higher Education sector, spanning roles from Welfare to Operations, and now as a Lean Practitioner focused on Continuous Improvement at the University of Nottingham. Throughout my career, I’ve embraced digital aspects, recognizing the growing importance of staying abreast of new digital innovations and ways of working.

To enhance my skill set, I’ve pursued self-learning in digital automation, and I’m currently exploring how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can optimize our operational processes. I eagerly anticipate sharing these insights with the Digital SIG and learning from fellow members to further our collective knowledge and drive continuous improvement initiatives.

Clare Baxter, Digital SIG Co-Lead Coordinator

Department Manager

University of Bath

Connect with Clare on LinkedIn

As a former teacher turned Department Manager at the University of Bath, I bring a passion for technology and a commitment to innovation. With a background in Instructional Design and Process Automation, I believe in the power of collaboration to make things work more efficiently and am dedicated to fostering an environment where technology serves as a catalyst for positive change.  My goal is to cultivate a vibrant digital community with the SIG, that’s not only accessible, but also incredibly useful for colleagues working in the sector. I’m excited to foster a group where technology is seen and used as a tool for empowerment and inclusion.

Beyond work and all things digital, I am a huge film buff and particularly admire the work of Greta Gerwig and Céline Sciamma so welcome any movie chats!