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.
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.
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.
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.
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.