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Project, service and people news from Applications Division.

Secondment Opportunity – Business Admin Manager

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Would you like to join our senior management team, delivering professional services to the Division and helping us to deliver on our operational and strategic priorities?

Clearing Cleared!

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Clearing 2016 was a high profile project brought about by the decision to accept some applicants in UCAS Clearing. The University of Edinburgh had never done this before but the project proved to be a success.

COM026: Wiki upgrade completed

Well ahead of the annual start of term change freeze, significant improvements have been made to the University’s Wiki service.

EdWeb Collaboration and Development Framework planning completed

The planning stage of the EdWeb project UWP012 has completed.

Edinburgh Cityscope - focusing on users

Edinburgh Cityscope is an ambitious project to create a hub to act both as a repository, and as a source of open data related to Edinburgh. A central point for app developers to access and create apps, which will visualise the raw data and open up the city to us in new ways.

Update for key Finance systems

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Eight key Finance Department applications, including the Finance channel on MyEd have been upgraded to a newer, supported version of Coldfusion. Automated deployment has now also been built into these systems so that future projects can benefit from simplified releases.

Facelift for Projects website

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The Projects website is being migrated to EdWeb, the University's new content management system.

Easy to use procurement process

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A team from our Project Services section are currently working with the Procurement Office to carry out a review of procurement practices for lower value purchases. They will be assessing the different processes in play, with a view to improving procedures and the guidance available to staff.

University hosts key conference

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The Project Services section of IS Applications hosted the summer conference of the Scottish Programme and Project Management Group.

Digital photograph submission for new staff

Newly employed staff at the University can now submit photographs electronically for their staff identity cards. Digital image submission already exists for students and this has now been extended to new employees.