Directorate for the Student Experience


Work to continue on five student lifecycle areas

13 February 2018

Five areas of the student lifecycle are to benefit from additional time to complete the Project’s Integration phase.

Whilst significant progress has been made during Integration, colleagues have fed back to say that more time is needed in some areas to ensure that the right technology solutions are identified to support the new processes.

We have listened to this feedback and so work on these areas – Graduation, Distance/Blended learning and Collaborative Provision, Campus Life, Student Finance and Programme Management, Timetabling and Assessments areas – will now complete in April.

Dan Perry, Director of Business Change and Engagement, said: “To date the Project has been predominantly technology-led and there is a key principle, agreed by the Project board, not to customise Campus Solutions 9.2.

“This is a challenge as the current Campus Solutions 9.0 is heavily customised which makes it difficult and expensive to maintain.

“The result of minimising customisations is that some student lifecycle areas require some additional time to work through the options to properly support the proposed processes.

“By allowing more time for these areas, we can get further input from University colleagues and get the right answers to maximise the success of the Project’s Initial Release”.

To reflect these changes we have renamed the Scope Review stage to Scope Update, and we will continue to work on the remaining areas as we enter the Ways of Working stage in March.

The impact on the overall Project timeline should be minimal, with the SLP’s Initial Release still scheduled for September 2019.

By allowing more time for these areas, we can get further input from colleagues and get the right answers to maximise the success of the Initial ReleaseDan Perry, Director of Business Change and Engagement

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