Information Services

News and Events

Project, service and people news from Applications Division.

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.

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.

Leading the way in contextual admissions

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The University will soon have an online contextual admissions checker for all students considering applying for an undergraduate degree programme. This will allow prospective applicants to check their eligibility for a contextual flag, which triggers additional consideration in the admissions process.

Edinburgh Napier go live with UniDesk

After signing up to UniDesk earlier this year, Edinburgh Napier University have now successfully gone live and are making use of they key modules available to them. Students and staff at Napier now have an efficient, up-to-date tool for logging and managing all their IT queries.

Developing an ongoing relationship

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IS Applications have recently completed a project to update the online administrative platform used by the Centre for Open Learning, the University’s department for continuing education.

BI Suite – A Summer Success

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Recent changes made by IS have dramatically improved the availability of BI Suite during the busiest period of the academic year.

JIRA upgrade on the way

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JIRA is used to track software bugs, and is also a tool for project management work flows and collaboration. As such, it is one of the key products used within the Applications Division, and allows other departments involved in projects to monitor and log issues as well.