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The latest news from Information Services.

Upcoming switch to Ultra Base Navigation is first step towards Learn Ultra upgrade

The Learn Ultra team are preparing to launch Ultra Base Navigation (UBN) on Tuesday 28 June.

Bright future for UniDesk as service is transferred to new owners

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It’s the end of an era but the start of a “bright future” for UniDesk as the service co-founded by the University of Edinburgh (UoE) moves into new ownership.

Have your say! And help us to enhance our student online communities

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The University of Edinburgh (UoE) is so much more than bricks and mortar. It is at the heart of our city and a place where people come together to learn, share knowledge and experiences, have fun and be their best selves as part of a diverse and vibrant community.

Replacement of Card Service systems to be carried out

The University of Edinburgh’s Card Services system is set to be replaced to boost usability and production.

Scoop a student award for using Chinese, Japanese or Korean digital library resources

The Library subscribes to the CNKI databases China Academic Journals and China Doctoral and Masters Dissertations Full-text Database. These databases are receiving very high usage across all three Colleges of the University, and our overall usage is the highest in the UK. 

Building the future: People and Money Phase 2 rollout for Estates is huge success

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The rollout of the People and Money (P&M) system has achieved another major milestone with the successful launch of the Phase 2 functionality in the University of Edinburgh's (UoE) Estates Department.  

Saving Salter’s Duck: How we’re building better digital preservation

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A collaborative effort across ISG has been launched to bring new life to a rather special “duck” and invaluable work of University of Edinburgh staff, as a legacy web service is set to be decommissioned.

Welcome to the IRM: Trio of new teams and partners onboarded

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A trio of new departments and partners are joining the University of Edinburgh’s hugely successful Industry Relation Management (IRM) system, which is boosting the ways they work, cooperate and drive innovations.

Helping hand for students: Improvements to coursework Extensions and Special Circumstances system

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Even more enhancements have been added to the University of Edinburgh’s Extensions and Special Circumstances (ESC) system to support students with their coursework assignments.

University earns £22.6m in 2021 with the help of the IRM

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The University of Edinburgh’s innovative and dynamic relationship management system is helping to secure millions of pounds in business opportunities and revolutionise the way its departments and partners work.

Vets and ISG team up to fundraise for Ukraine

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Staff from across the University of Edinburgh have come together to support the people of Ukraine and help with fundraising efforts.

Update for the old, in with the new: HR and Payroll System Annual Maintenance success

You'll have heard about the highly successful transition to People and Money for April's payroll run. But in order to make that work Applications Directorate and Finance had to do a last round of updates to the old system to ensure the University met legislative and HMRC requirements, and reduce the risk of any security breaches, in the lead up to the deployment of the new People and Money system.

Making business information reporting better and more secure than ever

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The University of Edinburgh’s primary information reporting and analysis tool is set to be enhanced to boost usability, security, and bring new features online.

Top marks for EUCLID changes

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Key changes have been made to the University of Edinburgh’s Student Systems to help staff and students publish and access their assessment and course results.

Core Systems strategies to boost University service approved

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A raft of strategies for key areas in the University of Edinburgh’s services and systems have been approved by the Knowledge Strategy Committee.

Learn Ultra navigation Summer 2022

The Learn Ultra team are working closely with Schools and Deaneries who have  become partners within the Early Adopter programme. This programme will work with colleagues to deliver their courses in Learn Ultra for the upcoming academic year (AY 22/23) in preparation for the full rollout the following year.