Celebrating ten years of Slice: Transforming teaching and learning with images

October 18, 2023

A decade ago, we embarked on a mission to revolutionise the way institutions access, share, and engage with virtual slides and high-quality teaching images. Today, as we celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the release of our virtual slide solution, Slice, it's not just a reflection of time but a testament to our community’s commitment to enhancing the educational experience for both teachers and students.

Over the years, we've continuously expanded the functionality of Slice, adding innovative features that have enriched the teaching and learning experience for our members.

Let's take a closer look at the additions that have made Slice an invaluable tool for educators and learners:

As we look back on ten years of innovation and progress, our Network Director shares his perspective on the BEST Network’s achievements.


“Ten years of performance and growth is a wonderful outcome for an academic collaborative that has only ever had one goal - to support our colleagues and students by delivering learning tools and resources of the highest quality.

Congratulations to all who have worked for and with BEST to make this possible, and a sincere thanks to all who have supported us. We look forward to even better outcomes in the decades to come.”

Professor Nicholas Hawkins
BEST Network Director

The remarkable impact Slice has had over the past decade is showcased below:

Thank you to all who have worked on, contributed to, supported, studied and taught with the BEST Network since it's inception. We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved.

Dr Stephanie Dowdell