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The latest news from Information Services.

Join the Events Management Community: Learn, share and drive the future of events at the University of Edinburgh

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Are you involved in planning, organising and running events at the University of Edinburgh (UoE)? If so, we would love for you to join our community and hear your voices to help drive the future of events and their provision.

Huge success for 'better than ever' Results Days Helpline

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A results day helpline and clearing call-centre has again been delivered efficiently and effectively to support students on to the next stage of their education, thanks to the efforts of the University of Edinburgh’s (UoE) Information Services Group (ISG).

Time(line) for a change: New tool developed for use in ISG SharePoint sites

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A new SharePoint timeline tool has been developed by a member of The University of Edinburgh’s (UoE) Information Services (ISG) team which will enhance organisation and utilisation of list data.

ISG staff member Stevie Allison completes mighty marathon hike for Macmillan Cancer Support

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An intrepid member of ISG’s Service Management team has taken on a mammoth hiking challenge to raise money to support people battling cancer.

Adapting systems for the new student support model

The University of Edinburgh's (UoE) student records system (EUCLID) has been adapted in response to the new student support model rolled out across the UoE, which will bring a range of benefits to students, staff and data protection.

Helping students attain highly desirable skills in project management

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ISG's Project Management Office (PMO) has been delivering online training events to help students gain practical project management skills that both help with their studies and provide sought-after skills for their future careers.

Student Records system Data Future(s) proofed

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The Student Record system EUCLID has been restructured to augment the return of University of Edinburgh (UoE) data as part of a transformational, UK-wide project.

Student staff members land top graduate scheme offers after completing internships at ISG

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Two talented and hardworking student Information Services (ISG) staff members and interns have received offers from highly competitive graduate schemes and have spoken about the experiences and skills they gained during their time with the department.

In safe hands: New Accident and Incident Reporting system launches

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The University of Edinburgh’s Health and Safety Department has launched a new system to support the reporting and recording of any accidents or incidents which affect its staff, students and visitors while working, studying and living on UoE grounds. The new system has been developed by The University of Edinburgh’s Information Services Applications (IS Apps).

New Home! Collaborative effort helps to migrate databases from End-of-Life infrastructure

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Teams from across the University of Edinburgh’s (UoE) Information Services department (ISG) and beyond have to come together to migrate key service databases from servers that are set to be shut down.

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.