Innovative and flexible delivery was a priority area in QUB’s Education Strategy 2016-21, yet few could have anticipated just how central this would become in 2020 and 2021. The February 2021 Reflections issue shared innovative technological approaches that colleagues across the University implemented to connect with learners. This Reflections issue focuses on shaping a pedagogic future. I reflect here on my recent experiences of ‘curating not creating’ learning. Lessons I learned through necessity are shaping my educational practice going forwards.