Information Services

News and Events

Project, service and people news from Applications Division.

Academic Timetable Integration with Office 365 Calendar project has started

The project will make the academic timetable available to students using the Office 365 calendar service, which is already available with the University mail service.

The Student Statutory Returns 14/15 is now complete

This project helped to deliver statutory returns for the University, and has also delivered the populations for the Destination of Leavers from the Higher Education (DLHE) survey and the National Student Survey as well as an output to support Teaching Load.

Access security to be improved for Evision and BI users

The EASE second challenge will increase security of University data by allowing applications which have been appropriately configured to make use of an challenge to the user who is already EASE-authenticated.

New Path enhancements have been delivered

Two new Path enhancements have been delivered in time for students to use during the start of semester 1, allowing students to send their proposed course selection to Personal Tutors and to access the most popular course data.

Postgraduate Research Students Annual Review form delivered

Annual review forms for Postgraduate Research Students can now be completed online, replacing a paper based process which was previously used.

SSP has delivered Continuous Improvements over 2014/15

Over the last 12 months, and responding to demands from users, the Student Systems Partnership (SSP) have allocated resources to small scale enhancements and changes which support user’s needs, rather than focusing only on larger projects. This has been particularly important for post-implementation issues and enhancing existing processes and use of systems.

Completion of Virtual Edinburgh business case support

Jonathan Silvertown, the Chair in Technology Enhanced Science Education, has proposed a project to create a Virtual Edinburgh. The aim of Virtual Edinburgh is to make Edinburgh the City of Learning by turning the entire city and its environs into a pervasive, interactive learning environment. Further information is available on the Virtual Edinburgh wiki.

New-look PG Degree Finder now live on the website

The objective of project STU247 was to update the Postgraduate and Undergraduate Degree Finder applications to seamlessly integrate them into the new University website, EdWeb.

New Project - SAC048 Student Statutory Returns 15/16 begins

This is an annual project covering all student related statutory returns, i.e. SFC Early Stats, SFC Final Figures, HESA Student Return, Teaching Load, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education DLHE and Key Information Sets KIS.

Timetabling Small Enhancements has been completed

Timetabling Small Enhancements has delivered several improvements for business users.

Direct Admissions Review Project Completed

The EUCLID Applicant Hub has been delivered to provide applicants with clear information on the progress of their application, the ability to update details and upload documents, and have improved communication with admissions staff.

Timetabling annual rebuild and roll-forward started

This project will begin the annual process to rebuild the timetabling service, allowing a switchover between the current and new academic years.